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2 1 Tue, 26 Dec 2017
Hi Dr. Rynne, last summer I had weed killer accidentally sprayed on my bare legs. I am having gastric problems, insomnia and severe pain throughout my body. Is there any treatment that I could seek for this type of poisoning after a year has gone by.
2 1 Tue, 5 Dec 2017
my doc prescribed amitriptyline hcl for pain when my bladder is full pain subsides gradually after I empty it.I dont think it is appropiate for this condition as im happy and definately not depressed etcI had external beam radiation 10 years ago and I think it is from that
3 2 Thu, 23 Nov 2017
What are signs of radiation poisoning, or radiation sickness?
2 1 Wed, 20 Sep 2017
I have been treated for a sinus infection and when I went in to see the Dr. I had told them that I was exposed to petroleum distillates at work and had been for like 3 years on the daily. I was building fuel pumps for utility vehicles at work. A co worker informed me that she had done the job...
2 1 Wed, 6 Sep 2017
I was reheating a takeout meal in a Teflon pan and the water in the pan boiled out and it started to smoke. I didn t catch it right away as I was helping a customer where I work. When I did turn the pan off and check the meal, it wasn t burnt so I ate a few bites. Could the smoke be toxic? I had...
2 1 Mon, 28 Aug 2017
ok, for about 6 weeks my bedroom had water damage and i had it all repaired and the awful mold taken out of the walls and ceilings and carpets,, but that was like 3 months ago and I ve always had allergies and had pollip surgeries,,but I ve been soooo dang tiried, all the time,, now for the past...
2 1 Wed, 9 Aug 2017
I HAD LOW LEVEL CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING IN OCT 2016, MY COHbLEVEL WAS 31 THEY DID NO TX AND WHEN THEY RECHECKED THE LEVEL 3 WEEKS LATER WAS DOWN BUT LAB MARKED IT HIGH, MY DR. TOLD ME IT WAS NORMAL, JUST HAD PRE OP TESTING DONE AND THE LEVEL IS 33 SHOULD I STILL BE CONCERNED?
2 1 Fri, 27 Jan 2017
When my grandmother woke up from her nap, she couldn t feel her feet it was numb. In a couple of hour she start have feeling in her feet and she have a tingling. It have been 2 weeks and her feet is hurting and she still have that tingling feeling. There is also purple mark on her food and leg,...
2 1 Mon, 9 Jan 2017
I was in a car accident a couple of months ago. Where the seat belt rested across my hips and stomach was deeply bruised. At first this whole line from hip to hip was very hard to the touch. Now that it is healing, I notice that the right side (just above my waist line) is starting to bulge out,...
5 2 Mon, 25 Apr 2016
I was exposed by high amounts of a chemical called Caprolactam, in an accident. And from the accident I have had headaches, confusion, shaking, and unbalanced! I went to a Dr . in the neurology field today and she said this chemical would be out of my body and I should be fine, the chemical isn t...
46 1 Thu, 5 Nov 2015
After painting my bedroom, I have been experiencing excruciating pains in my ribs, chest and stomach area. The pain is worse at morning when I wake up and before I go to sleep at night. It comes and goes throughout the day and often makes me feel nauseous. Can this be caused by breathing in paint...
58 1 Thu, 29 Oct 2015
recent fire in a small air conditioning unit, fire was extinguished and the unit was removed. additional ventilation methods have been implemented. still has burnt plastic smell in the room 5 days post. is there any ongoing health concerns with inhaling this? some people are reporting sore...
45 1 Wed, 28 Oct 2015
I live in a carriage-type condo. My condo is over the garages of five other condos. Some of the residents run in and out all day with their cars. I have allergy-like symptoms such as a runny nose and hoarseness. I have not tested my condo, but I am concerned that I am getting carbon monoxide...
84 1 Thu, 9 Jul 2015
hello doctor, I am 37 year old man. I feel strange in my head for two months I feel that there are some tense in my mind. I feel gidiness also. when i go to sleep, I feel 1 or two time feet before sliping. my blood report, blood pressure report, ear balance report are normal. Plz tell why it is...
88 1 Tue, 24 Feb 2015
My father-in-law worked for years in a tire manufacturing plant. He died of an apparent heat attack. Years later, my mother-in-law has developed this hacking cough, like a smoker. She has never smoked. Could this be some residual effect of chemical from his clothes worn in the plant?
73 1 Fri, 9 Jan 2015
Is it possible to be prescribed adhd medications through an online consultation? I have been prescribed medications in the past for this disorder (over 6yrs ago) and within the last 6 months I have noticed my symptoms to begin to resurface. I am 32 with no insurance and find paying $300 for a...
74 1 Fri, 9 Jan 2015
Hi I had blood drawn four days ago and in the middle of the process I felt a burning sensation shoot from the needle placement to my wrist. It continued for a few seconds and the nurse said she couldn t get any bloof so she switched needles and veins. And now I continue to have weird jolts of...
84 1 Thu, 8 Jan 2015
I suffered from sever chemical sensitivities about 20 years ago. I m 47 now and it seems that something triggered the chemical sensitives again. I owned a 2012 jeep grand Cherokee for one year, up until last June. During the first few months of owning the jeep I was getting dizzy when driving and...
141 1 Tue, 6 Jan 2015
Day 1 Australia (Qld) Bush tick bite top of head - removed immediately after bite - lump at bite no itching (I experience about 20-30 tick bites per year with only discomfort). Day 3 slight painful swelliing of lymph gland on right cheek in front of ear. Day 4 slight painful swelling of lymph...
97 1 Tue, 6 Jan 2015
Hi... I had IMOVAX rabies vaccination in early 2012. A series of three shots first two were one week apart, followed by a third shot a month later. In 2015 I will be traveling again for an extended time in southeast Asia and the Philippines. Will my shots still be effective ? how long are these...
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