Toxic Chemical Substances

A toxic chemical substance is known as a substance that can be poisonous. Chemicals like polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxin are hazardous. Products used in daily activities such as household cleaners, alcohol, gasoline, and cosmetics are toxic.

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

Query: Hi doctor, I drank about 5 mL 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. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Obviously, you will have some complications of the chemical substance you have drunk. Mucosa of upper gastrointestinal and respiratory tract is more sensible to react against chemicals than the stomach. Also, you have protected your stomach somehow by using All...  Read Full »

A few days ago, I was exposed to mercury vapor and was scared of toxic exposure. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days ago, I might have been exposed to mercury vapor in a hotel room I was sleeping in for around eight hours. The room was small, and the type of mercury was unknown. I remember one kind of chemical was a clear liquid watery substance and the other was more clay grey which disso...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest getting physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical condition and treat it accordingly. Once already exposed and not taking appropriate chelators immediately can not be done much. However, symptomatic treatment i...  Read Full »

How can we prevent tooth decay and say about the toxic things we touch everyday?

Query: Hi doctor, How can we prevent tooth decay? Please explain about the toxic things that we use every day and say a few words regarding healing tonics.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Follow these steps to prevent tooth decay. Brush your teeth twice a day. Floss your teeth after each meal. Avoid eating sugary foods. Avoid having a tartar build up in the teeth. Avoid using artificial teeth whiteners. Take a vitamin-rich diet. The toxic things that we...  Read Full »

Will doing limbal epithelial surgery on my right eye pose any risk to my other eye?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old male. One year ago, there was a chemical injury to my right eye caused by cement. An amnio graft surgery was done immediately following the injury. Recently, a slit lamp examination, post-dilated examination, and a fundus examination were conducted, and my right eye...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Chemical injury damages the cornea and the vision is also compromised. You had an amniotic membrane transplant in the past, which is a good procedure. Now, if you have been diagnosed with limbal stem cell deficiency and a s...  Read Full »

What is the risk of ethanol inhalation?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know if there is a short-term health risk due to the inhalation of 70 % ethanol and isopropyl alcohol. I do not mean the hand wash, but the pure liquid, which I use for electronic repairing and cleaning. I almost always use an organic vapor mask or gas mask. If I work long...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to An occasional brief exposure of not more than two minutes, as you mentioned, can be done without a mask. However, it is always recommended to use protection when dealing with poisonous gases, especially when you are working in that environment regularly. For more infor...  Read Full »

Why is my penis burning after washing it with a shampoo?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old male, and I did put a lot of lousy shampoo full of chemicals on my penis while showering, and two days later, it started burning when I pee. It is the fourth day since it started burning, and it hurts like nothing before. There is also grey or yellow liquid coming from...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Using shampoo and soap can cause irritation and burning when you pee, but usually, that issue continues only for two to three days and without urethral discharge. Kindly let me know if you had any unprotected sexual intercourse recently? If yes, then you need STD (sexu...  Read Full »

What are the long term effects of lead toxicity?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. When I was a child, I used lots of lead-containing jewelry, accessories, and dinnerware. My family members were also using lead-containing items in my house. I have not done any blood lead level tests. It has been ten years now since after getting the bulk of...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to When you have lead poisoning or toxicity, you can develop some symptoms such as rashes on the neck with itching. You can do blood tests before getting conceived. If you have it, then your doctor can prescribe some medicines to help you and mostly it will not affect ...  Read Full »

I got exposed to a small amount of ethidium bromide. Will I get cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I just now had a 3 to 4 seconds exposure to UV radiation when using agarose gel electrophoresis. Also, yesterday when preparing to run DNA, a small amount of Ethidium bromide landed on my finger. I immediately washed it with water. What is the possibility that these may cause a skin mutat...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You did the right thing washing the exposed area of your skin. You should not worry as the exposure time is very short and exposure was only to a small amount of Ethidium bromide. I doubt you will have blisters or redness or itching. You have to be very careful while usin...  Read Full »

Does BPA overexposure cause problems with erection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old and have recently been having problem with erection and loss of sexual energy. These symptoms started about two months ago and have been slowly getting worse. There are several factors that I believe are contributing to this, but one in particular is exposure to BPA. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Erectile dysfunction can occur because of many reasons. The most common is psychological that is excessive stress, performance anxiety, etc. Also, smoking and alcohol are major factors contributing erectile dysfunction. If you have night erection (erection during sleep...  Read Full »

Can pepper spray cause permanent damage?

Query: Hi doctor, Could an accidental use of pepper spray cause any permanent harm to eyes?  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it may cause permanent harm. But, the injury depends on the type of damage done to the eye. Otherwise, it can be washed immediately and get the treatment done to prevent any permanent damage. For further information consult an eye care ophthalmologist online -...  Read Full »

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