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Trying to understand. Button batteries are very toxic if ingested. If they are burning holes in tissue wouldn't you see bad symptoms a week post ingestion?

Trying to understand. Button batteries are very toxic if ingested. If they are burning holes in tissue wouldn't you see bad symptoms a week post ingestion?

Button batteries: Are considered an emergency. There are several problems from toxicity to erosion through the side of the digestive tract. THese need to be removed immediately following ingeestion. ...Read more

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Confused. So, if a baby swallowed a toxic button battery that burnt holes in GI tract, how would it be possible to not see symptoms 1 wk post ingestion?

Confused. So, if a baby swallowed a toxic button battery that burnt holes in GI tract, how would it be possible to not see symptoms 1 wk post ingestion?

Not that common: Button batteries are bad because the electric current does cause chemical burns in the GI tract. However, it usually only happens if the button is stuck somewhere. If a button keeps moving around and eventually out the anus, there may be no symptoms. Batteries that don't get stuck in the esophagus (and cause burns) usually pass through without burning any holes, but doctors do follow-up carefully. ...Read more

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A child bit into a laundry detergent packet. Did not ingest very much. Is it possibly toxic?

A child bit into a laundry detergent packet. Did not ingest very much. Is it possibly toxic?

I'd take packet: And call poison control and follow their direction. Probably no ER if no bleach involved. ...Read more

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Is car paint toxic for children?

Is car paint toxic for children?

Not recommended: Most paints around your house are lead-free now, but should still be kept out of reach of children. It is certainly not a good idea for a child to chew on the vehicle paint! ...Read more

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How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?

How often do chron's children develop toxic megacolon?

Uncertain: The percentage of inflammatory bowel patients (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) who get toxic megacolon is not known. Around 1990, some estimated the number to be 1% to 5% of patients overall. ...Read more

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Will toxic goiter affect children differently than adults?

Will toxic goiter affect children differently than adults?

Hyperthyroidism: Inappropriately high thyroid hormone, causes tachyarrhythmias, proptosis, weight loss, feeling hot all the time, etc. The treatments can be medical, radiotherapeutic, or surgical. Despite being a radiation oncologist, I do not know if i-131 treatment is ever used in pediatrics, but I suspect not. ...Read more

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Is nail polish toxic to children if they lget some in their tongue?

Is nail polish toxic to children if they lget some in their tongue?

Probably not: Not likely. But how did you get in this situation in the first place? Small amounts of polish are not likely to be toxic if only a one -time deal. ...Read more

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Why little children refuse swallowing tablets?

Common fear: They are afraid they will choke. I have teenage patients that will not swallow pills. ...Read more

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What happens if an adult were to ingest children's laxatives would it make their poops smaller?

What happens if an adult were to ingest children's laxatives would it make their poops smaller?

No: No. Children's laxatives are just laxatives at a smaller dose. It is still just a laxative. Probably have to take more of it to exert effect. ...Read more

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Can sugar-intake really cause hyperactivity in children?

Can sugar-intake really cause hyperactivity in children?

In some, yes it does: Yes, high sugar intake can genuinely affect some kids this way. If your child is having this kind of trouble, it's worth it to see if staying away from sugar as much as possible, might help. You can also take him or her for an evaluation by a pediatrician -- especially a behavioral pediatrician, or child psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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Are white strips toxic?

White strips toxic: I do not know what you mean by white strips. Please ask your question again. ...Read more

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What exactly is toxic shame?

What exactly is toxic shame?

Toxic shame: Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we're flawed and therefore unworthy of love & belonging. It's "toxic" because it often leads to hiding or withdrawing -- which intensifies it. Other results can be trying to overly please or ingratiate others, or getting aggressive towards others to gain power by shaming them. Guilt = "i did something bad." shame = "i am bad.". ...Read more

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What is meant by drug toxicity?

Toxicity: This the inherent capacity of a therapeutic compound to produce negative results by damaging your body in some fashion. There are very few medications which do not have some toxic effects. ...Read more

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What's the implication of ingestion?

What's the implication of ingestion?

Tell us more, please: What did you swallow? [or did you mean indigestion? ] we'd like to help. ...Read more

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Are foundation ingredients toxic or not?

Are foundation ingredients toxic or not?

Better not be!: You're referring to makeup & not concrete for homes & buildings, right? Either way, I doubt that they're toxic. FDA has domain over cosmetics (http://www. Fda. Gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceRegulation/LawsRegulations/ucm074162.htm) but they don't watch over prior to sales/marketing but rather after the fact for after sales issues. For more specific answer, you'll need to list particular foundation ingredien ...Read more