Common "Poisoning" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Poisoning can be intentional and accidental. Even the most natural or manmade everyday substances can be poisonous if exposed in high doses. To effectively manage poisoned individuals, one should have knowledge of the nature of the toxic substance exposed and its quantity. With early intervention, one can bring down the poison's level of absorption thereby minimizing the damage.

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Will chronic exposure to lead and asbestos lead to heart disease and heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 42 years old. I had a heart attack 12 years ago and now have three stents. By the way, I have no family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol and anything of that nature. I am a disabled military veteran and am 40% disabled as a result of being exposed to l...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It saddens me to hear of the whole difficulties you have gone through in the past years. I must recommend you for staying strong in the face of all these difficulties. I have thoroughly gone through all your detailed explanation and here is my view. Although I have n...  Read Full »

I have digestive issues. Is it from vitamin B12 deficiency?

Query: Hello doctor, Four months back, I had food poison and was under antibiotic. After that, there was continuous semisolid motion, loss of appetite, gastric trouble, and loss of weight. Doctors have taken several tests and it came normal. I do not know what happened to me. Then one of my friends told me...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms are unlikely to be vitamin B12 related. Moreover, the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) looks alright. These symptoms can happen transiently after an infection but usually gets better with time. I need some more information regarding...  Read Full »

Can Aetaminophen poisoning cause frequent bowel movements?

Query: Hello doctor, How can you tell the difference between food poisoning or possible Acetaminophen poisoning? I ask this because I used the internet to look up for my symptoms. And it is two days since when my symptoms started. I took 4 tablets of Tylenol rapid release and an hour before that I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The active ingredient in tablet tylenol is Paracetamol also known as Acetaminophen. Frequent bowel movements is not a symptom of Paracetamol poisoning. So I will tell that you do not have Paracetamol poisoning and it is food poisoning. Also the ...  Read Full »

I was standing beside a truck when I thought I had carbon monoxide poisoning. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was standing beside a truck when I thought I had carbon monoxide poisoning, so I went to the emergency room. There was no doctor there, only a nurse practitioner. She conducted my venous blood work, and my carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) level was normal, but my partial venous oxygen press...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. Yes, both mEq/L and mmHg are the same. No need to worry about a slightly low value. This happens with oxygen values, especially in venous samples.We have to correlate the values clinically also. So I do not think you are having any poisonin...  Read Full »

I have amalgam fillings. Will it cause mercury poisoning?

Query: Hello doctor, A physician has recommended removal of all amalgam from my mouth because of concerns about mercury poisoning. Using a meter he was able to demonstrate current flows in my mouth which are the equivalent of electrolysis. Have concerns about mercury from amalgam been debunked?  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, amalgam carries mercury which is a key product to make filling for the mouth. Electrolysis happens and mercury is not healthy for oral health and general health too. We use amalgam as it has a good strength and it is one of the oldest material used for filling ...  Read Full »

I have throat inflammation after drinking phenyl. What shall I do now?

Query: Hi doctor, I drank about 1 tsp of white phenyl disinfectant. Following which I had a headache and took Allegra and Avil tablet. There is inflammation in my throat and ear. Today, I took Pantos tablet, Sucralfate and Oxetacaine suspension and Ultracet. What shall I do now?  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Considering the chemical substance you ingested, it is natural to expect some complications. The mucosa of the upper gastrointestinal and respiratory tract is more sensitive to chemical reactions than the stomach, but you have taken measures to protect your stomach by usi...  Read Full »

What are the consequences of phenol ingestion?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend aged 30 had two drops of phenol mistaking for milk. He vomited and had lot of salt water. Please advice for any side effect.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to assure you not to worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. Thank you and take care.  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of barium poisoning?

Query: Hi doctor, My barium level shows greater than 50. I do not drink or smoke. Currently, I am on Winolap for urticaria. I need some help on this. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Kirti Dixit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Increased barium exposure can occur through constant exposure, and this can be a result of various potential sources, including pollution. If you work in a setting involving electronics or frequently travel near factories, you may be at risk of elevated barium exposure. ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for lower abdominal pain with intestinal discomfort and gas formation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not feeling well in my large intestine for the past three days. I have abdominal pain in my lower part and it is effecting my bladder too. I feel a bunch of gas in my colon but I am unable to expel it. Please advise. I just used Entamizole tablet yesterday night and today morning...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, it seems that you have intestinal colic (spasm of intestine). The Entamizole (Diloxanide Furoate and Metronidazole) can work well if you have an infection otherwise not. It may be because of you had something unusual with food that probably has caused increased...  Read Full »

Kindly explain whether my symptoms are related to mercury toxicity.

Query: Hello doctor, I have multiple questions. Recently, I might have been exposed to mercury vapor in a hotel room I was sleeping in for around 6-10 hours the room was small and the type of mercury was unknown. I remember the one type of chemichal was clear liquid watery substance and the other onces was...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms are not typical of mercury intoxication. Anyway, I would recommend performing nerve conduction to in order to examine your nerves and a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)in order to examine your...  Read Full »

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