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What To Do If A Child Drinks Dish Soap
Do you have to do anything if a child that swallows a spoonful of hair shampoo and/or conditioner?
Call Poison Control: For any accidental overdose or ingestion of toxic substances call poison control immediately. Call 1-800-222-1222. This number is for every poison control center in the usa--no matter where you live. Paste this number on your refrigerator or mirror where you can always find it. Kids that accidentally ingest poisons tend to repeat this behavior. Lock up all your medicines & cleaning agents...Now. ...Read more
See your doctor: Baking soda has no nutritional value but one serving which is one teaspoon can contain 1260 mg of sodium. So your body may be lacking in salt. You should see a doctor for tests to see if you do have low sodium in your blood. Some people do have disorders of eating substances like clay, chalk, ice, etc. You should also see a psychiatrist if it continues and you have no lab abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you use to get rid of a stye? A clean towel? A napkin? A tea bag? Let me know in detail what "tool" I should use. Thank you:)
Hordeolum: Because of limited dialogue space, I have provided you with a reputable link that you may follow the advice for treating your sty (hordeolum). Remember that if it worsens or spreads to adjacent tissues, seek eye md help. Good luck. Sty treatment: first aid information for sty http://www.Webmd.Com/first-aid/sty-treatment. ...Read more
Pica Syndrome: is characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive, such as ice, clay, chalk, dirt, sand, or dove soap in your case. There are different variations of pica, as it can be from a cultural tradition, acquired taste or a neurological mechanism such as an iron deficiency, or chemical imbalance. Get an eval and routine labs, not usually toxic in adults, but not normal or good either. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I bought a gallon of distilled water. I'm gonna use it to wash my hair with. Do I need to refrigerate it after opening or is it ok to sit out?
Should not need to: You can refrigerate the water but I don't see any reason that you would need to. ...Read more
What could cause a child to eat... What could cause a child to want to eat paper & also pick on a blanket and eat the blanket?
Just wash sheets: There is no need to do major treatment to the mattress unless it is never covered with a sheet or cover.If so, a day exposed to direct sunlight & a good brushing should eliminate any eggs. Any pw eggs left in the sheets will be destroyed in the wash & dry process. ...Read more
Does a bar of soap or liquid handwash kill all bacteria on hands or do you have to use antibacterial soap to do that? Which is better?
Antibacterial soap: is probably better,but not by muchGet a more detailed answer ›
Reassurance: I concur with dr. Proffitt, but would like to reassure you that although disgusting, the maggot is unlikely to cause your child harm. The spoiling food, which supported the maggot, is more likely to be the problem-which would probably present with vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my friend, and I need to know how to help her! is it safe to swab mercurochrome or hydrogen peroxide onto her mouth to disinfect it?
Mercurochrome/ H2O2: Although merbromin (organic mercury) in mercurochrome is reported to be benign – you wouldn't catch me putting mercury in my mouth. Sometimes low concentrations of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) are used in the mouth. But if she has oral lesions, the H2O2 can actually cause tissue damage and is not considered to be a good antiseptic. Has she tried gargling with warm salt water? ...Read more
Can I add a dash of vanilla extract to my 6 month old's oatmeal if I make sure to "cook" the alcohol out?
Why ever ????: Please never infer adult ideas about taste to an infant. Such additives have no food value and can trigger allergic reactions. Babies have a limited sense of taste which you can understand if you ever tried any of the usual baby formulas. Tastes like chalk water to me. Babies are not little adults and early feeding is just a training stage to get them to table foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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