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Wh Petrol Medication
It is toxic!!: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
Flush with water: Flush your eyes with water or eye irrigant immediately and do this for 15 minutes. If you have trouble with vision or continued symptoms, go to the nearest er immediately. More likely than not you will have just an irritation but one can not be too cautious with chemicals in the eye. Burns can occure from alkaline or acidic substances. There can be long term consequences. Get seen. ...Read more
Gasoline: Motor fuel has been around for over a century without anybody seriously think it's causing cancer. It's inert and doesn't mutate genes (contrast benzene), and thus probably can't cause cancer. One subject that does keep coming up is whether garage grease is a risk factor for pancreatic cancer -- i'm undecided. ...Read more
Hey i recently found out that my bore hole and petrol lines are mixing and I'm consuming the same water over a month is it harmful. What should I do?
I have watched this question go unanswered for days. It is a bit beyond my expertise and I suspect most of us here online. There is too much information that is missing. Are you truly drinking petrol? And you are still alive? ...Read more
Have an old scool car that has a constant petrol smell I drive with all widow down and only a few days a week is the petrol fumes dangerous for me...
Well: It can't be good. More importantly, however, you have a vehicle that sounds like an actual time bomb. Don't light a smoke in there. The explosive factor seems more concerning than the affect of the fumes. ...Read more
Not sure: How fumes dry on your hands.... Doubt a problem. ...Read more
I got a considerable amount of petrol in my eyes. I flushed it out with water. Should i be doing anything else?
Petrol in eye: Call your doctor to see if you should be checked for eye damage. ...Read more
I get sick eating chocolate, drinking coffee. I feel sick smelling perfumes and petrol. What is wrong?
Reacting : You may be allergic or just react negatively to certain foods and odors. This is not necessarily a medical condition, just part of what makes you. Learning what to avoid can be a good thing as you go through life. ...Read more
I know petrol is carcenogenic but unlike smoking I know of no attributable cancers from fossil fuels. Are smokers being conned?
They are definitely being conned if they believe that smoking is not dangerous to their health. Yes, there probably are many other carcinogens we know nothing about and maybe we inhale, eat, and touch them daily but don't think for a minute that smoking is not dangerous to you.
Btw, there is something funky with ht tonight so apologies if you got two answers. Had to post it twice... ...Read more
Someone used an old petrol powered leaf blower around my house. I breathed in some trapped fumes which were inside. Can this affect my brain?
Very unlikely: It is very unlikely that inhaling petrol fumes will cause any ill effect to your brain. ...Read more
Last week I was involded in an accident my testis was little pushed towards my bike petrol tank causes pain also mastirbatr 5 times got lot of pain?
Here are...: Your depicted scenario seems suggesting: shy to tell ... and high tolerance to what you experienced, and somewhat compulsive in sex .... So, be practical and leave the scrotum/its contents/penis alone, including no more sex) for 2 weeks and see what may evolve as long as being tolerable & slowly but surely getting better day by day. Of course, if in doubt, contact local Doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more
If any thick lip balm gets to my inner lip area I get these tiny bumps that I feel but not c. Try plain petrol jelly then non pj products sameresult.
Try"oral balance" : And other biotene products.Get a more detailed answer ›
Petrol spilled on my testicles & I had severe burning, I started a tap of cold water & put my penis & tsticles under it. M i alright?
If there are any: Symptoms remaining you should see your doctor to be evaluated. Flushing the area with water was the correct action to take. ...Read more
Avoid exposure: Chronic repeated exposure is not good but can be treated. You have to deal with both lead and hydrocarbon toxicity. There are physicans that can help. It's a bit complicated and may require chelation therapy. ...Read more
Large amount...: For most people. Those who smoke as well may have increased risk with combined exposure. However, lung cancer due to environmental pollutants is pretty rare ina this country. In developing nations where occassionally fossil fuels are used in poorly ventilated spaces for cooking and heat, it is more common. Smoking is still a much bigger risk. ...Read more
Drunkenness: Intoxication on gasoline looks like alcohol intoxication — speech slurred, mental clouding, imbalance, incoordination. In those who huff there are often stains around the mouth and nose, esp if bags are used to inhale. The smell gets on clothes and skin. Damage to the kidney, liver, bone marrow and heart also can occur, and cardiac arrhythmias, which can be lethal, can occur, and asphyxiation. ...Read more
Call poison control: Call poison control now and go the er. ...Read more
It's fine: In "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg", Genevieve tells Guy that she is looking forward to romance with him after he comes home from working on his car. "And you'll smell like gasoline!" If you've got a distinctive turn-on -- EVERY adult does -- and it's not something that's going to hurt somebody, cherish it. ...Read more
Gasoline Inhalation: See: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002806.htmGet a more detailed answer ›
That's going nuclear: Because scabies lives under the skin (not on top like head lice or pubic lice) gasoline would have to soak through the skin in order to kill the scabies "mite". Aside from being flammable and having toxic fumes, the gasoline will probably kill a lot of healthy skin cells as it tries to kill the mite. Try a milder approach such as Elimite (permethrin) cream from the doctor, instead of going nuclear on the mite. ...Read more
See a doc: Have not heard of this, but sounds like seeing your family doctor first and having them possibly run some tests would be a sound next step. ...Read more
Very dangerous: It sounds like you should sit down with your son and review how dangerous causing damage to your lung in your brains can be and how irreversible this might prove to be. That is very dangerous for both organs. ...Read more
What happens if I get some gasoline on my skin and don't get to wash it off? Any harm to my body, and if so, why?
It's ok: It's ok if a person gets a little gasoline on his hands once in a while, such as when filling his car at the gas station. One should try to be careful, as gasoline can irritate the skin. ...Read more