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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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My wife is 18 weeks pregnant and, she used spray pesticides. Will it harm the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is around 18 weeks pregnant and, she started to spray pesticides inside our home. I am concerned that this might harm our developing baby. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Definitely pesticides of any category are harmful. If it can damage the pests, then that will be harmful to the baby. But we humans are bigger in size and damage is not significant, unless sprayed daily for many days, for a long time and di...  Read Full »

How to help my brother with stomach irritation and breathing difficulty due to toilet cleaner intake?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is under psychiatric treatment and for the past few days, he had suicidal thoughts and yesterday, he drank 100 ml of toilet cleaner. We took him to the nearby hospital and got his stomach clear. His pulse and BP were normal and doctor prescribed syrup Ulgel and asked to gi...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As he drank a chemical (toilet cleaner is an acidic chemical), he will have erosions in his stomach leading to acid secretion. This acid may regurgitate through food pipe when he lies down to cause cough. There is a possibility of aspiration (entry of chemical into the ...  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 is...  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 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 »

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 (sexuall...  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 ex...  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 your ...  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 »

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've taken the appropriate step by washing the exposed skin area. There's no need to overly worry, given the brief duration of exposure and the limited amount of Ethidium bromide involved. It's unlikely that you'll experience blisters, redness, or itching. However, it'...  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.   Read Full »

My husband consumed Lizol. Can it cause serious problems?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband consumed one full cap of Lizol (a disinfectant). Can it cause serious things? Should I go to the doctor immediately?  Read Full »

Dr. Philile Donna Hlengwa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am assuming that by Lizol you are referring to the disinfectant and floor cleaner. Yes, there are possible toxic complications if your husband does not seek medical care immediately. Please give him two glasses of water to drink and go to the emergency room immediatel...  Read Full »

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