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Hi doctors I've splashed some mineral turpentine near my lip area when cleaning car engine. please help thank you?
WASH IT OFF: Soap and water- plenty of it. Keep the turpentine out of mouth and eyes ...Read more
While using turpentine to clean up after painting i accidentally inhaled a large amount of fumes throat burns n headache concern or normal?
Go to er: This can affect your lungs and airways. With your symptoms you need to be checked out immediately. ...Read more
Oil paint ingestion: Oil paints contain hydrocarbons(turpentine) and sometimes depending on colour heavy metal salt such as cadmium mercury lead which are all toxic,so it depends on the volume ingested as to what to do.Call National Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) for more advice ...Read more
Olive, coconut and..: Olive oil is healthy for cooking at low temperature but is not healthy when exposed to high heat. For higher heat i recommend coconut oil, which has many health benefits and does well at high temperatures. Hi-oleic safflower oil is also good for high temperatures. See http://integrativemed.Kumc.Edu/school-of-medicine/integrative-medicine/health-topics/healthy-cooking-oils.Html for a good article. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If too little body fat leads to organ failure, then why do people say to avoid things like oil in our diet?
Separate issues: Excess body fat is MUCH more common than too little. One has to be on an extreme diet (or anorexic) or have malabsorption to get dangerously low body fat. Avoiding oils does not reduce body fat much; eating carbs is the main cause of fat. The reason some say oils should be avoided has to do with the fact that many oils are pro-inflammatory & cause oxidative stress- see http://tinyurl.com/metmg3w ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does my skin flake in the spring now? Used to be only winter. Do I need more oil in my diet? 58
Season change: A change of seasons will often cause dryness and flaking of the skin. Diet has no effect on skin moisture content, no matter what you have read online or in magazines. Try applying a good moisturizing lotion after bathing, while your skin is still moist. If that doesn't work, a dermatologist can prescribe one of the new lipid-rich emulsions that restore hydrophobic molecules to your skin. ...Read more
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