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What is the treatment for lead overdose that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for lead overdose that is best and has fewest side effects?

Lead poisoning: In most cases of lead poisoning, removal from exposure is the only therapy needed. If blood lead levels exceed a certain concentration, chelation therapy may be necessary, which is really a clinical judgment call. Exposure to lead must cease before chelation therapy begins. Dmsa (succimer) is fda-approved for lead-poisoned children, and is effective in adults. It is taken by mouth. ...Read more

Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
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Lead Poisoning (Definition)

usually done at 1 year routinely.gives us the level of lead the child is exposed to ..if greater than5 microgram/deciliter can cause silent ireversable brain damage if left untreatec lead is is a heavy metal can damage other body tissues lead is quite commonly seen i many everyday things surrounding ...Read more


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What is the treatment for lead poisoning?

Chelation therapy: Preventing further exposure and in severe cases treatment with edta to remove lead from the body. Consult the site below for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lead-poisoning/fl00068/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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What does absorbic acid treatment for lead poisoning mean?

What does absorbic acid treatment for lead poisoning mean?

Not likely: Asorbic acid or known as vitamin c does not play a therapeutic role in removing lead toxicity. Chelation therapy is required. ...Read more

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What is behind the treatment of lead poisoning by penicillamine?

Binding & clearance: Penicillamine binds with the lead in the body and the combination is more easily cleared in the urine. It must be taken for months to clear the lead enough. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for lead poisoning?

What are the treatments for lead poisoning?

Plumbism: To treat lead poisoning methods include removing the source of lead or removing the person from the lead containing environment. Chelating agents are used to bind the lead in the body and then have them removed from the body. ...Read more

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How can I cure lead poisoning in old people?

1st stop exposure: In addition to stopping the exposure, there are treatments such as chelating agents that can help. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be concerned about long term effects of lead poisoning?

Maybe: If there was indeed lead poisoning and chelatin was done to get it out..Ten no. If the poisoning was chronic it can affect cognition long term. I would suggest acupuncture and chinese medicine as it is very helpful and can help the body recover in many ways.. ...Read more

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What are the different effects of lead poisoning?

What are the different effects of lead poisoning?

Multiple: The three major systems affected by lead are - the brain, gastrointestinal and hemopoesis (bone marrow and peripheral blood). Bones is another body tissue that can be affected. Brain damage will be manifested with mental retardation of different degree. Gastrointestinal - constipation, if acutely poisoned, vomiting, pain. Blood - anemia. ...Read more

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What is the long term effects on a child's brain from lead poisoning?

Lead and brain.: This is very difficult question. .Lead has no specific brain marker=no specific brain area targeted. Certain forms of learning issues can occur but i believe also need to rule out genetics. In lead encephalopathy=moribund= seizures and retardation can be a possible outcome..Medical record pre diagnosis important to review, . ...Read more

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