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What to do if I ate half a tube of toothpaste, help?

What to do if I ate half a tube of toothpaste, help?

Poison Control Cntr: Call poison control center to make sure that doing this just 1time in your life will not do permanent harm. No one eats half a tube of toothpaste by accident. You might want to seek professional help to prevent repetition of self-destructive behavior. ...Read more

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What do I do if my little brother ate half a tube of baby orajel toothpaste?

What do I do if my little brother ate half a tube of baby orajel toothpaste?

Baby Orajel: How old is your little brother? Tell your parent or guardian immediately and have them call the pediatrician! ...Read more

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Can HIV survive more than a few min in a tube of toothpaste? If even possible.

Can HIV survive more than a few min in a tube of toothpaste? If even possible.

Why do you ask?: Hey Alex, I'm really glad that you're health-conscious, but you're simply not going to get HIV from a tube of toothpaste. Even doing something really unusual with it. You've got to have sex or share a needle, and even then it's much less catching than a lot of other stuff. If you've got obsessive fears about catching HIV, talk with your physician about it. Be thankful for good health. Enjoy youth. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my lil brother ate half a tube of baby orajel toothpaste?

What do you suggest if my lil brother ate half a tube of baby orajel toothpaste?

Not a problem: Baby orajel shouldn't contain fluoride so there shouldn't be a problem with toxicity. What you need to worry about in the future is to be sure he doesn't swallow toothpaste with fluoride. If he does be sure he drinks a lot of milk as soon as it happens. The calcium in the milk will bond to the fluoride and keep him safe. ...Read more

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Can herpes survive on toothpaste, NOT the tube, the toothpaste itself. So if I share toothpaste but my brush never touches the tube am I free of risk?

Can herpes survive on toothpaste, NOT the tube, the toothpaste itself. So if I share toothpaste but my brush never touches the tube am I free of risk?

No: Although toothpaste is not an hospitable environment for viruses, it takes time for the pathogen to become inactive. Many toothpastes have antibacterial properties, but not antivirul. Best to not share, get your own toothbrush and tube of toothpaste. ...Read more

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Uh, I just heard that toothpaste is bad for your vagina. I used a toothpaste tube for masturbation and the lid was off... What do I do?

Uh, I just heard that toothpaste is bad for your vagina. I used a toothpaste tube for masturbation and the lid was off... What do I do?

Stop using it.: Toothpaste and toothpaste tubes should not be inserted in the vagina. Toothpaste can likely change vaginal pH and act as an irritant. A toothpaste tube can damage vaginal tissues due to it's shape. ...Read more

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My 25lb 2 year old swallowed 1/4 tube of. 25% fluoride toothpaste. Other than giving milk and watching for GI symptoms, is there anything I should do?

My 25lb 2 year old swallowed 1/4 tube of. 25% fluoride toothpaste. Other than giving milk and watching for GI symptoms, is there anything I should do?

Poison Control: With any ingestion, I often call the poison control center in las vegas. They are staffed by very well trained individuals who have access to a computer system which usually can identify all the ingredients which are in the substance ingested. As a patient, you can call your local poison control center yourself. Poison control centers are one of the best investments of your taxpayer dollars! ...Read more

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Swallowes something and it went down the wrong tube, the trachae. How can I dislodge it.

Swallowes something and it went down the wrong tube, the trachae. How can I dislodge it.

OK: If you are able to type this you have excluded a life threat. If something did go into your lung you may have the tell tale sign of persistent cough followed possible by fever and shortness or breath. If not, probably nothing is in your lung. If alone and something caught in airway and can't breath - jolt epigastic area to pop it out or hold your hands around throat to alert others to help. ...Read more

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Not able to breathe after being choked by saliva. I feel saliva go down the wrong tube, then bam! I was like drowning : (is this dangerous?

Not able to breathe after being choked by saliva. I feel saliva go down the wrong tube, then bam! I was like drowning : (is this dangerous?

Somewhat: If you are healthy, you'll be ok. If you have a medical condition that causes this to happen, you can develop a lung infection &/or inflammation. Inhaling solid material such as peanuts or chunks of meat can be deadly. Read about the heimlich maneuver. ...Read more

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Not able to breathe after being choked by saliva. I feel saliva go down the wrong tube, then bam! I was like drowning : (is this dangerous?

May happen: Occasionally people may choke on saliva when they swallow wrong, but this usually clears quickly when it is only saliva and does not contain particulate material which can easily obstruct airways and cause asphyxiation. It usually is not particularly dangerous with liquids alone, but this depends on volume. ...Read more

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Food went into lung, down wrong tube. Will it come out?

Food went into lung, down wrong tube. Will it come out?

Food wrong: This really depends on the size of the food and how deep it is. If its stuck it will not come out on its own. You will need to see your pmd and the lung specialist. ...Read more

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I get these seizures brought on by chocking. I can chock on my own sylvia going down the wrong tube. I feel it coming on start shaking, no blackouts?

I get these seizures brought on by chocking. I can chock on my own sylvia going down the wrong tube. I feel it coming on start shaking, no blackouts?

If frequent see doc: Choking on own's own saliva regularly is not normal and should be evaluated. If that's true do you also choke on other things (particularly fluids or drinks?). This condition is known as dysphagia and may be part of other types of problems that need to be identified. The shaking you describe is not a true seizure but the reaction of your body to fluids going down the wrong way. ...Read more

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Tender round ear have tubes ones shifted down lots of drainage had mastoiditis is y I got tubes meds aren't wrkn what could b wrong now?

Tender round ear have tubes ones shifted down lots of drainage had mastoiditis is y I got tubes meds aren't wrkn what could b wrong now?

Ear pain ; drainage: Hello, this infectious drainage may be a resistant strain of bacteria of a fungus which won't respond to antibiotic therapy. See your doctor who may run a culture to determine the best treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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2 days ago I thought a maccoroni noodle went down the wrong tube and it felt stuck. Xray was clear but today I have a dry cough. Could it be in my lung?

2 days ago I thought a maccoroni noodle went down the wrong tube and it felt stuck. Xray was clear but today I have a dry cough. Could it be in my lung?

Need more info...: More info is needed to determine if the noodle could be in the airways and cause a problem. For example, how big was the noodle? Was it raw or cooked? If cooked, how soft? Did you cough or feel a choking sensation? See a lung doctor who could perform a bronchoscopy, if needed, where a small lighted scope is inserted into the airways and any foreign body could be visualized and removed. ...Read more

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When I swallow any food or liquid, it feels as if it's going down the wrong tube in the throat. Why is this?

When I swallow any food or liquid, it feels as if it's going down the wrong tube in the throat. Why is this?

Hard to several: As several different problems can cause aspirations, as in food/liquid going down the wrong "pipe". Your best bet is review this with your doctor as you may benefit from a swallow study to better delineate if you have any anatomic or motility issues with swallowing. ...Read more

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I'm starting to have problems with my teeth like bleeding and sensitive to cold things, is this cause I use the wrong toothpaste?

I'm starting to have problems with my teeth like bleeding and sensitive to cold things, is this cause I use the wrong toothpaste?

Wrong toothrush...: Any toothpaste usually is adequate. If you use a hard/medium bristle tooth brush, you may injure the gum, causing recession and sensitivity. Gum recession will expose the root uncovered and causing sensitivity. Malocclusion also causes gum recession. Check with your dentist. ...Read more

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What could be causing my tongue to be very red right down the middle of it? It has been sore for several days now and I quit using the toothpaste I was using wondering if it had something to do with it. I have not added any new medications lately but hav

What could be causing my tongue to be very red right down the middle of it? It has been sore for several days now and I quit using the toothpaste I was using wondering if it had something to do with it. I have not added any new medications lately but hav

Without: Without doing a clinical examination it is difficult to assess your complaint. One possibility, particularly since you mention stress, is that this is geographic tongue.

Typically geographic tongue will last about 10 days, though this can vary.

The following information was taken from the mayo clinic web site and provides a good description of geographic tongue.

Geographic tongue is a harmless condition affecting the surface of your tongue. The tongue is normally covered with tiny, pinkish-white bumps (papillae). With geographic tongue, patches on the surface of the tongue are missing papillae and appear as smooth, red "islands, " often with slightly raised borders.

These patches (lesions) give the tongue a map-like, or geographic, appearance. The lesions often heal in one area and then move (migrate) to a different part of your tongue. Geographic tongue is also known as benign migratory glossitis.

Although geographic tongue may look alarming, it doesn't cause health problems and isn't associated with infection or cancer. Geographic tongue can sometimes cause tongue discomfort and increased sensitivity to certain substances.

Geographic tongue is a minor — although sometimes uncomfortable — condition. However, lesions on the tongue may indicate other more serious conditions of the tongue or diseases affecting the body in general. If you have lesions on the tongue that don't resolve within seven to 10 days, see your doctor or dentist.

Studies of factors that may be associated with an increased risk of geographic tongue have produced mixed results.

Likely factors
factors that are likely associated with an increased risk — relatively well supported by research — include the following:

family history. Inherited genetic factors may increase the risk of the disorder.
Fissured tongue. People with geographic tongue often have another disorder called fissured tongue, the appearance of deep fissures, or grooves, on the surface of the tongue.

Other possible factors
some studies have suggested a number of other factors that may increase the risk of geographic tongue, but other studies haven't supported the same conclusions. These other possible factors include:

oral contraceptive use
diabetes
allergies and other immune system hypersensitivities
stress or psychological disorders
other skin disorders. ...Read more

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I've been having a constant salty vinegar taste on my tongue. I don't use whitening toothpaste or mouth wash, and I drink lots of water. What's wrong?

I've been having a constant salty vinegar taste on my tongue. I don't use whitening toothpaste or mouth wash, and I drink lots of water. What's wrong?

Altered taste...: Unusual taste sensations can be caused by many, many things. Even if your toothpaste is not a whitening toothpaste, this or your mouthwash could be causing your altered taste. These sensations are often caused by medication, diet, poor oral hygiene or even vitamin deficiencies. Brush your tongue with a toothbrush or tongue brush every day. Change your toothpaste and mouthwash. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the chances of a tube ligation going wrong?

What are the chances of a tube ligation going wrong?

Tubal Ligation.: CREST study showed 10 years failure rate for tubal ligation was 1.85% for all types of this surgery. Rates from higher to lower were Hulka clips, silicone bands/ rings, partial salpingectomy & unipolar coagulation The 10 years risk of ectopic pregnancy was ...Read more

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What will happen if the NG tube is placed too far down?

What will happen if the NG tube is placed too far down?

Probably OK: A nasogastric tube is usually placed in the stomach either to add fluids or to remove fluids. There are special tubes designed to through the stomach into the intestine for feeding purposes, so if the nasogastric tube goes too far, that's not a problem. However, if the tube does not allow suction, it should be pulled back into the stomach. ...Read more

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What happens if something is wrong with your eustachian tube?

What happens if something is wrong with your eustachian tube?

Clogged ears: The eustachian tube opens in the back of the nose next to the adenoid and goes up to the middle ear - space behind the ear drum. Fundamentally, dysfunction of the eustachian tube does not allow for aeration and drainage of the middle ear. Symptoms could be as mild as clogging or fullness in the ear to fluid collection with the extreme end of the spectrum causing an ear infection. ...Read more

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My cycle is not right I never have a flow just spot on an off for a day or two and my tubes have been tied 1 year and 7 months what's wrong with me.

My cycle is not right I never have a flow just spot on an off for a day or two and my tubes have been tied 1 year and 7 months what's wrong with me.

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more