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What Are Common Symptoms Of Tap Water Poisoning
Mental status change: This is a rare condition that present with changes is mental status such as personality and behavior, headache, confusion, irritability and drowsiness, or muscle weakness. It can progress to seizures and coma. These symptoms are the result of brain swelling and electrolyte (sodium and potassium) imbalance. Drugs (ecstasy) and excessive water during excessive exercise are some causes. ...Read more
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more
Im 22 yrs old living in an old home in Baltimore. Sometimes I drink Tap water.Could this water contain Lead & what are symtomps of lead poisoning?
Hard to say: Any water source could be contaminated by lead & many other things.Most urban centers monitor their water supply & filter out the lead. If your home is ancient and has old pipes that were soldered with lead based material it could be a home issue.You can have your water tested or call your city water department for the lead level.Lead is insidious,causing anemia long before it affects the brain ...Read more
Rinsed a neti pot w/ hot tap water before filling distilled water for me to use. Should i be concerned with amoebas, & what are symptoms? - las vegas.
Neti pot: It would be highly unlikely to get an amoeba infection from rinsing the neti pot with hot tap water. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on the area, some municipalities have certified water systems & some do not.The final distribution point can also be a factor. Just because an area has a certified supply does not mean a site has not developed issues within its plumbing. If you have a question while traveling, look for the water quality signs posted at city entry, check with hotels or use bottled water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely allergy: Water (regardless of salinity) is unlikely to trigger allergic skin reactions. There is a very rare type of "physical" hives called "aquagenic urticaria" where tap water causes hives on the skin. Also, both cold or hot water immersion or skin contact can cause hives. These are more common than aquagenic urticaria. ...Read more
Of course : If you live in a community with an intact water supply. In most big communities they check the water every year and send a report. You should also note the fluoride concentration if any. It is good for growing teeth. Towns with fluoridated water supplies have had a 90% reduction in cavities since introduction. Of course, water has zero calories so it is good for hydration only. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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