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Foreign Body Reaction

Foreign body reaction (FBR) is a process that takes place when any material is implanted into the body. The process of implantation triggers an inflammatory and fibrotic process. This inflammatory process develops into a fibrotic response over weeks to months and fibroblasts envelop and form a physical barrier to isolate it from the rest of the body.

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Had odd reaction with breast implants. What is your suggestion for new one?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my breast implants (saline) removed two years ago. I had them for several years. Suddenly, I started having odd symptoms such as Raynaud's, poor circulation and heat, and redness in my hands and feet when hot. Since then I have changed my diet, started supplements, started low-dose...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, there is a possibility that the implants have been causing a foreign body reaction. Raynaud's can happen with these devices, as they trigger an immune reaction in the body. The good thing is that your ANA (antinuclear antibody) is negative or else we need to invest...  Read Full »

Will something abnormal happen if my baby drinks some hand sanitizer?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby was playing with the hand sanitizer, and I think she would have licked or taken some hand sanitizer. Still, she has not shown any symptoms now (it has been 20 minutes). Will something abnormal happen. Will she be alright when she has intaken the hand sanitizer? Kindly guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. If you are sure, you should take her to the hospital for examination; if you are unsure and think that only a small amount is taken, then do not worry. Just observe her symptoms; she might show symptoms like drowsy, v...  Read Full »

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