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225 3 Mon, 13 Oct 2014
Hey, my name is km saud, i accidentally used dettol on the side of my face because of pimples, but my face where the dettol was applied, has turned brownish dark like i have different colours on my face, clearly seen by anyone!!!, what should i do to recover my old skin back???
165 3 Thu, 3 Jan 2013
Hello I ve been having very bad back pain for the past couple of months since I started a job at a recycle company. I think I have severe scoliosis and most the time after a day of hard lifting the middle on the right side of my spine hurts unbarealy bad. I m wondering if I its worth going to a...
215 3 Sat, 28 Apr 2012
I had a bad car accident 8 yrs ago. i am 49yrs old now female i had a fractured sternum, it took me almost 2yrs to recover. To this day i suffer with air conditioning, or a warm or cold wind, any open window, draughts. I suffer a lot of pain and aches like tooth ache all around my chest area....
3 2 Fri, 27 Jul 2018
I work at a small manufacturing company, we just had a new air conditioning unit installed, that same day , at least half of our staff hav had headaches and nausea and sweat more than normal. Could it be related to the AV unit?
3 2 Mon, 21 May 2018
Hello, I have a very dry throat, slight metallic taste in mouth. Occasionally sense that I am breathing thru smoke. These issues have been with me for about 2 months. I ve been doing a lot of oil painting on canvas using cadmiums paints and turpentine. Have also added zyrtec to deal w/ spring...
3 2 Tue, 8 May 2018
I had a job working withvaccum pumps, repairing , rebuilding them in a chemistry labs at a chemistry building. I have had mercury run out on my hands, arms,clothing. This was back in 1989, 1990. I have problems with weakness and several health problems. Could these problems have come from this job
3 2 Thu, 23 Nov 2017
What are signs of radiation poisoning, or radiation sickness?
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...
98 2 Fri, 19 Dec 2014
I have experience pain/pressure that starts in my back, and spreads through my chest. It feels like a balloon is inflating inside me and pressing against my back and lungs. The pain is intense and it is hard to breathe. It has happened 3 times now and each time lasts a little longer. I sometimes...
173 2 Mon, 5 Jan 2015
I woke up one day and had brownish yellowish spots on my hand. There s an inch maybe of the spot on my left palm and small but dark spots on my two fingers on my right hand. There s a spot that shows up and disappears. I have been in the cold for a long time and I ve read someone reply that it...
92 2 Tue, 11 Nov 2014
Sir , I got left hand very cool, last night i got allergies so i taken bath in cool water i poured water on left hand more and also i taken bath in morning with cool water from evening i got coolness in left hand and little fever. please answer my problem. i was so distributed
81 2 Tue, 7 Oct 2014
My husband has little bumpy lumpy areas in the fleshy part of his buttocks they are not sore Orr red and do not hurt. However they itch.They are palpable when you run your finger down his cheek . We were out walking in the heat a lot today could that have anything to do due to the sudden onset?
289 2 Tue, 2 Sep 2014
I may have accidentally breathed in and ingested some melted plastic after leaving a supposedly microwave-safe plate in the microwave. Approximately 5cm2 of plastic melted and there was a choking and pungent smell produced. The gas emitted from the microwave after opening it was colourless...
30 2 Tue, 7 Oct 2014
was stung by three yellow jackets. on same leg. One on the inside at the ankle. the other two outside of leg just at lowest part of leg yesterday. inside still a little puffy looks ok outside stings are red and are larger than yesterday. but not overly swollen.
60 2 Fri, 5 Sep 2014
good morning sir, my son is having journey problem, when ever he travels in bus , car, trains etc, omitting starts to him, so he is avoiding journey as much as possible, please suggest any medicine or tablets to avoid this omitting problem, if do so we are very oblise to you sir,
50 2 Tue, 5 Aug 2014
I think I was bitten by something 5 or 6 days ago. it is very itchy and has a bumpy red rash around it. in the center is it white/yellow. When i noticed it, there was a small scab on it. i scratched it off and squeezed puss out of it. No more puss is coming out, but it is larger than a quarter...
32 2 Tue, 26 Aug 2014
i got insect bite back to my right Knee(thigh) it bited above & below the knee(back side) week a ago,now t is like a 1 rupuee size(small black color skin) surrouded by water bubbles ...I did not have any itching/pain...but it is inconviening whilke wearing cloths...got antibioticks AUGMENTIN 625...
32 2 Fri, 28 Nov 2014
It feels as though every 20mns or so an eat bubble escapes from under my shoulder blade and goes up, then disappears (but doesn t pop). It doesn t hurt, but it s become rather annoying. Will it eventually go away or is there something wrong? I did a big long hike with a proper bag and couldn t...
39 2 Mon, 4 Aug 2014
We had an army enlistee Pte Dominique Sarron Lee Rui Feng die of anaphylatic shock in April this year due to inhalation of zinc chloride in smoke bombs. He has a 16 year old brother. Is allergy to zinc oxide congenital? Will his brother have this as well? Raphaelle Do, EN, Dip Fin P
27 2 Mon, 4 Aug 2014
I have recently returned from belize with 2 fairly large bug bites - one on the top of my head and the other just below my ear - they started out as a small bite no different than any of the other bites we got - but now they are large and painful - with a clear fluid that leaks out - the gland...