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Acetaminophen overdose

Acetaminophen overdose can occur if an individual uses excess amounts of the medication. It is important to note that this medication is a pain medication present in both over-the-counter and prescription medications and an active component in Tylenol. Acetaminophen is available in doses for infants, children and adults. The excess intake of acetaminophen which is […]

How to deal with accidental soap poisoning?

Accidental soap poisoning can occur after contact with household cleaning products that contain strong chemicals including those used on the body or for household cleaning. When swallowing or inhaling these highly toxic products, the life-threatening symptoms can occur. If you suspect that an individual is experiencing soap poisoning, it is vital to call for emergency […]

Close look on carbon tetrachloride poisoning

Carbon tetrachloride poisoning is considered life-threatening. This is a man-made compound that is present in certain refrigerants, dry-cleaning agents, pesticides and cleaners. Due to its high toxic level, it is no longer used in most household products. Among those who work with chemicals, it is vital to take proper safety precautions. It can be toxic […]

What is hydrocarbon poisoning?

Hydrocarbon poisoning can occur from inhalation or ingestion. When it comes to ingestion, it is quite common among children below 5 years old that can result to aspiration pneumonitis. As for inhalation, it is likely to occur among adolescents and can result to ventricular fibrillation usually without any warning symptoms. What are the signs and […]

Dangerous nature of mothballs

Mothballs are considered as pesticides and an active component in some variants is naphthalene. If one is swallowed or ingested, naphthalene can harm the red blood cells resulting to kidney damage as well as other related issues. It can also affect how the body transports oxygen to the brain, heart and other vital organs. In […]

First Aid Treatment for Snake Bites

There is an estimated 2.5 million venomous snake bites each year, with 125,000 resulting to deaths. Snake bites happen when a snake bites (and punctures) the skin and though most are not dangerous, some snake bites are venomous. Although it accounts for a large number of injuries in the world, mortality due to snake bites […]

Eyelid rash

Eyelid rashes are considered as a common issue, particularly for women and can be triggered by various allergic reactions and autoimmune diseases. It is important to note that the skin over the eyelids is very thin and susceptible to rashes caused by allergies. Most individuals who experience eyelid rashes have allergic causes, often due to […]

Can I experience lightheadedness during food poisoning?

It is important to note that food poisoning is triggered by consumption of food that has been contaminated by parasites, bacteria or viruses. Food can be contaminated during the processing or production or due to poor handling or preparation. Food poisoning typically occurs after eating food from a cafeteria, restaurant, outdoor picnic or social event […]

Can blueberries cause diarrhea?

Blueberries are considered as sweet, tangy and healthy fruit that are often added to cereals, yogurt and eaten directly. There are some individuals who experience adverse reactions such as diarrhea after eating blueberries. Diarrhea that develops after consuming blueberries can be due to exposure to bacteria or an allergic reaction. A doctor must be consulted […]