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What happens if you accidentally lick battery acid?

What happens if you accidentally lick battery acid?

Very bad effect: Battery acid poisoning; hydrogen sulfate poisoning; oil of vitriol poisoning; matting acid poisoning; vitriol brown oil poisoning
sulfuric acid is a very strong chemical that is corrosive. Corrosive means it can cause severe burns and tissue damage when it comes into contact with the skin or mucous membranes. ...Read more

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Hi I got dry battery acid on my fingers I washed them 3 times will I be safe to touch my baby and food?

Hi I got dry battery acid on my fingers I washed them 3 times will I be safe to touch my baby and food?

Acid: With very thorough rinsing and washing and with no evident burn or blistering, you should be ok. Battery acid is actually dilute but I 'm not sure what dry acid is. If you have any doubt wear latex gloves for a day when handling food or your baby. ...Read more

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There were some problems in boat with battery acid. How quickly it affects, if there spread some drops to clothes or skin? In hours? In days?

There were some problems in boat with battery acid. How quickly it affects, if there spread some drops to clothes or skin? In hours? In days?

How concentrated?: The acid would cause burns on the skin. The lesions would show up in minutes to a couple of days, depending on how concentrated the acid was. If you washed it soon after exposure, you should be okay.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I'm chemistry lab I got either sulfuric acid or NaOH (25% concentration)on my hand. I washed it off now there's a small burn. Should I do anything else?

I'm chemistry lab I got either sulfuric acid or NaOH (25% concentration)on my hand. I washed it off now there's a small burn. Should I do anything else?

Chemical Burn: For either burn you did well by washing off the substance. I would apply a burn ointment like Neosporin and protect the injured area with a loosely applied gauze held in place with paper tape. Observe for blistering and/or spreading redness which would require a physician's evaluation. ...Read more

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I was wonder what happen when someone lick a sharpie permanent marker from there hand by accidentally without notice in the first place. It happen today. Any information what is the cause and effect will that be! And I already feel dizzy! And treatm

I was wonder what happen when someone lick a sharpie permanent marker from there hand by accidentally without notice in the first place. It happen today. Any information what is the cause and effect will that be! And I already feel dizzy! And treatm

Probably okay: I think you're probably okay. I'm sure others have done this before. Our bodies are pretty amazing in their ability to tolerate the things we do to it & a 1 time "sharpie lick" is probably not as bad as some of the things we actually feed ourselves! So this 1 time lick should be okay. If you're dizzy it might be from the anxiety this episode seems to have caused-take a nice slow breath and relax! ...Read more

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My cat just lick my Juice and I accidentally drink it. Cat isnot rabies vaccinated. Btw he kinda looks normal no erraticbehaviour. VaccinatedbeforePOSTep?

Rabies: If the cat is available it might help to quarantine it and observe it. If not, the risk is minimal at best, particularly since you have previously been immunized. You do not say how long ago that has been, but you can check at Makati Med Ctr if you are in Manila, or at PGH ...Read more

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Metallic/sour taste in mouth, licking lips is worse. Why is this, and what causes it? I have had problems w/acid lately and ibs.

Metallic/sour taste in mouth, licking lips is worse. Why is this, and what causes it? I have had problems w/acid lately and ibs.

Acid reflux: These are symptoms of acid reflux and should be treated.
Perhaps a short course of a medication like Pepcid (famotidine) (over the counter) may imporve the symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you lick a pill & the pill contains something you're allergic too?

Tablet allergy: And why do you want to try that? And what medication are you talking about it? Most pills have a sugar coating, so probably you are licking sugar. Are you trying to harm yourself? ...Read more

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What happens if I lick a toxic sharpie?

Why would you want: To do that?? Just don't do that. It's not a good idea. You can cause damage to your nervous system. ...Read more

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How do I stop my kids from licking dirty things around the house?

How do I stop my kids from licking dirty things around the house?

They'll outgrow it: Toddlers and babies often experience the world by tasting it. This is normal behavior. The most important thing when you have children this age is to make sure anything toxic that they might put in their mouths is either out of reach, locked up, or preferably both. This includes any household product that's scented...If it smells good it will be eaten....Or any small objects like batteries etc. ...Read more

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Can you please list the risks associated with licking someones anus?

Can you please list the risks associated with licking someones anus?

Just generally: Un hygeinic and certainly all std'sand other infections can be transmitted to the the one doing the licking. Generally not a condoned activity in my opinion. ...Read more

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My partner loves going down on me but he can't please me. How should he lick my clitoris?

My partner loves going down on me but he can't please me. How should he lick my clitoris?

Sexual techniques: Your question is out of bounds for medical advice. I doubt that even in person a physician would hesitate to answer this. But, I often recommend that patients talk to their friends, read sexual manuals such as "the joy of sex". I would be you already know the answer to your question. If you can orgasm with masturbation then teaching your partner how this works for you may be all you need. ...Read more

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Why do people lick their lips?

Why do people lick their lips?

Usually dryness: This is to moisturize their lips. It can be a habit but the purpose of something like chapstick is to moisturize and protect the lips. This would be the most common reason. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to lick somebody's anus?

Is it dangerous to lick somebody's anus?

Possibly: The strains of bacteria that live in/around the anus are often much more virulent (=aggressive) than those that typically live in the mouth. Std's are also more easily transmitted this way (thinks hiv, warts, gonorrhea) as the mouth has less defenses than typical skin, allowing easier invasion by the bad bugs! Plus, it causes awful halitosis:). ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to something like a puppy licking you?

Is it possible to be allergic to something like a puppy licking you?

Yes: You may be allergic to the dog's saliva. See an allergist who can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can happen if I lick a small amount of someones blood without realising it was on my finger?

What can happen if I lick a small amount of someones blood without realising it was on my finger?

Usually nothing: Most illnesses are not that contagious from licking a small amount of blood- oral transmission usually requires alot of blood intake. ...Read more

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Is it bad for your health to lick your yogurt lid everyday?

Is it bad for your health to lick your yogurt lid everyday?

No: As long as you are only licking the inside of the lid there should be no problem. It is sealed and in contact with the yogurt inside so there is no more risk than eating the yogurt. ...Read more

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How to stop licking my lips so they stop getting super dry?

How to stop licking my lips so they stop getting super dry?

Mouth breathing.: If you have obstructed airway you are likely to breath through your mouth. So look for reason why you breath through your mouth good luck. Go to ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Could you pick up hookworms from your dog if they lick your face?

Could you pick up hookworms from your dog if they lick your face?

No: Hookworms enter your body when you walk on infected grassland, commonly infected from the feces of infected animals including dogs. The infection is not carried in saliva. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's harmful in any way to let my kitten lick my lips?

Can you tell me if it's harmful in any way to let my kitten lick my lips?

Dander: Dander is contained in saliva. If you have an allergy to the cat's dander - that is problematic. Any germs in the cat's mouth can also be transmitted to you in this manner. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to lick the envelopes to seal them, given out at public banks?

Is it dangerous to lick the envelopes to seal them, given out at public banks?

Licking envelopes: The biggest risk is generally just a paper cut to your tongue, which does hurt a bit. ...Read more

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My dog keeps licking all of my wounds from my recent skateboard mishap, is this bad?

My dog keeps licking all of my wounds from my recent skateboard mishap, is this bad?

Yes: It's a great way to get an infection. YOu should be keeping the wounds clean and covered for best healing. ...Read more

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Everytime I lick my lips in like 6 seconds they turn white & dry. Should I stop doing this?

Everytime I lick my lips in like 6 seconds they turn white & dry. Should I stop doing this?

Yes.: Wear an unscented moisturizing lip gloss/balm. Avoid harsh soaps and medications that dry out your mouth. Stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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Realized my dog has been drinking human urine and then licking me. Should I be worried about my health?

Realized my dog has been drinking human urine and then licking me. Should I be worried about my health?

Where from?: Drinking human urine and licking you will not really make you sick. But my question is where he is getting human urine from. People in St Louis use toilets and the urine goes down in sewers. Who is giving the dog human urine? Please stop that, whatever it is ...Read more

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How do u teach a special needs child from right and wrong. Some of the things he does is eat sticks and lick rocks.

How do u teach a special needs child from right and wrong. Some of the things he does is eat sticks and lick rocks.

Persistence: Special needs kids are all unique individuals. What would for one may not work for another. Caring, persistence, and patience are always helpful. Unfortunately an alarmed reaction from us reinforces the bad, or inappropriate behavior. Kids realize quickly that doing certain things will get a reaction and we end up in a frustrating cycle... Calm, persistence, often helps... Good luck. ...Read more

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I found a dog with out tags in a neighborhood. The dog did lick me. Any chance of rabies? I did receive the rabies shot but it's been 6 years or so.

I found a dog with out tags in a neighborhood. The dog did lick me. Any chance of rabies? I did receive the rabies shot but it's been 6 years or so.

No: You need to actually be bitten to get rabies. Next, very few dogs actually have rabies in the United States. Far more common in bats, raccoons, beavers, skunks than in cat and dogs. Finally, dogs with active, infectious rabies are aggressive, and this dog doe snot sound like it was. Not to worry.... ...Read more