- Q What is alcohol poisoning?
Alcohol poisoning is an overdose caused by drinking a large volume of alcoholic beverages over a short time period. One common cause of alcohol poisoning is binge drinking, which is the rapid ingestion of several alcoholic drinks one after another. When... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of radiation poisoning?
The severity and timing of radiation poisoning symptoms vary based on the total amount of radiation exposure. With higher doses, symptoms appear sooner, progress more rapidly, and are more serious. The initial symptoms can occur within minutes to hours... Full Answer
- Q What should I do in case of accidental poisoning?
Dr. Kathleen Handal, Emergency MedicineIn the case of accidental poisoning, if time permits, contact the Poison Help Center at 1-800-222-1222. You can dial this number from anywhere in the United States, including American Samoa, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Micronesia. They... Full Answer
- Q What is radiation poisoning?
radiation poisoning is also known as radiation sickness or acute radiation syndrome. It is an illness caused by exposure to massive amounts of high-energy radiation over a brief period of time. Sources that can cause radiation poisoning include nuclear... Full Answer
- Q Are cell phone signals toxic?
Bryce Wylde, Alternative & Complementary MedicineA series of studies have indicated that cell phone wave emissions, called electromagnetic radiation (EMR), cause biological tissue destruction. And the tissue closest to hand when using a cell phone is brain tissue. The cell phone signal is called... Full Answer
- Q How is alcohol poisoning treated in the ICU?
Dr. Elif Oker, Emergency MedicineAlcohol poisoning is treated in the ICU with supportive care, medications to prevent the toxic side effects of alcohol and if needed, kidney dialysis. Supportive care is care that assists the body in maintaining basic functions while it heals. This may... Full Answer