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What are the symptoms that can follow toxic exposure?

What are the symptoms that can follow toxic exposure?

Would depend: It would completely depend on what sort of toxic material was present and how long a patient was exposed. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Toxic Exposure (Definition)

Toxic exposure is a symptom in which a person has been exposed to a potentially poisonous substance (usually depending on how much of an exposure). Examples include breathing in a lot of carbon monoxide, breathing a small amount of chlorine gas, touching a strong acid, taking an ...Read more


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I inhaled an expo dry erase marker hard as a joke, should i be worried about toxic exposure or dangerous chemicals? it said non-toxic but worried.

I inhaled an expo dry erase marker hard as a joke, should i be worried about toxic exposure or dangerous chemicals? it said non-toxic but worried.

Depends: worry more about the pollution in the air you breathe everyday; the chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals in your water, the lead, dioxins, pesticides, and mercury in the food you eat. Don't worry so much about the marker, just don't do it again. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for toxic exposure?

Would depend: It would completely depend on what sort of toxic material was present and how long a patient was exposed. ...Read more

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Lost all sense of smell and taste overnight last week. I only sense texture. History: had a head cold and used nostrilla. Toxic exposure at wtc for 120 days.

Lost all sense of smell and taste overnight last week. I only sense texture. History: had a head cold and used nostrilla. Toxic exposure at wtc for 120 days.

Anosmia: With sudden loss of the sense of smell, i would have you see an ENT quickly as there can be treatments which might help. A viral nerve infection can cause this, and there are medications which can sometimes help. Feel better! ...Read more

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How can I avoid toxic exposure during pregnancy?

How can I avoid toxic exposure during pregnancy?

Route of exposure: The three most common routes of exposure to toxins are oral (ingestion), respiratory (breathing in), transdermal (through the skin). Learn the potential toxins and avoid the routes above. Remember each toxin or toxoid has an entry route & specific combination of symptoms. Some common are tobacco smoke and smog in air, heavy metals and pharmaceuticals for oral, and oil based toxic substance 4skin. ...Read more

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What type of blood test do I need after toxic mold exposure? I want to know fungus levels in blood & what kind I've been exposed to.

What type of blood test do I need after toxic mold exposure? I want to know fungus levels in blood & what kind I've been exposed to.

Pulmonary function: Tests. The mold you were exposed to is not likely to be present in the blood. Inhaled mold spores may affect lung function and would be the place to start. To find out the kind of mold you were exposed to, you need to culture some material from the site in question. ...Read more

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Are there any toxic exposures linked to child onset type 2 diabetes?

Are there any toxic exposures linked to child onset type 2 diabetes?

MEGACARBS!: Well, am not sure of any 'environmental toxins' causing type 2 diabetes except drugs or chemicals known to be toxic to pancreas including the beta cells. I guess anything in excess is toxic to our body, so carbs in excess can stress the endocrine pancreas! and that is the most common cause for prediabetes/type 2 diabetes in young ones. ...Read more

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Black toxic mold exposure, what to do?

Black toxic mold exposure, what to do?

Debunked?: I believe the concerns about toxic mold have been debunked. We do, however, see cases of severe asthma with fungal sensitivity and fungi can contribute to chronic rhinosinusitis in various ways. If you are not symptomatic, then clean the mold and forget it. If you are having some respiratory or nasal symptoms, you may consult an Allergist for evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Could farts be deadly. As in toxic flatulence . Has death been documented to be attributed to the exposure.?

Could farts be deadly. As in toxic flatulence . Has death been documented to be attributed to the exposure.?

Death due to : inhalation of flatus is not something that I heard of in medical school. Few humans expel methane with their flatus (& not to the extent of cows). ...Read more

Exposed To Irritants (Definition)

Exposure to smoke, irritants, or volatile inhalants (chemical fumes) means a person has spent time around these airborne particles. Usually, symptoms from exposure to smoke, irritants, or volatile chemicals occur in the eyes, ...Read more