- Q Are poinsettia plants toxic?
Dr. Leigh Vinocur, Emergency MedicineThe answer is a resounding no! Every year kids or pets are rushed into the ER and countless calls come into Poison Control Centers around the country for ingestion of some part of the popular holiday plant. However, according to the American Association... Full Answer
- Q Should someone with symptoms of alcohol poisoning see a doctor?
Anyone showing symptoms of alcohol poisoning is in serious danger. Alcohol poisoning is life-threatening and can lead to coma and death if left untreated. Never wait for someone to "sleep it off." When someone showing signs of alcohol poisoning is... Full Answer
- Q What symptoms of industrial waste poisoning are caused by benzene?
Industrial waste poisoning can be caused by coming into contact with or inhaling benzene and some of the symptoms include irritation to the lungs and throat, sleepiness, headaches, an increased heart rate, confusion, and central nervous system damage,... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my radiation poisoning on a daily basis?
Radiation poisoning is a potentially life-threatening illness that requires close supervision by experienced medical professionals. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may need to be hospitalized and possibly isolated from others. Isolation... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat poisoning?
Many poisons are treated by swallowing activated charcoal. The charcoal enters the digestive tract and attaches to any of the poison has not yet been absorbed. This way, it can't get into the blood and harm the person. In some cases, there... Full Answer
- Q What does "blood alcohol level" mean for alcohol poisoning?
The term "blood alcohol level," sometimes also called "blood alcohol content," is simply a measurement of the amount of alcohol in the blood. Police use breath tests to measure blood alcohol levels and evaluate the intoxication of suspected drunk... Full Answer
- Q Can alcohol poisoning have any complications?
Alcohol overdose can be fatal. Excessive consumption of alcohol can cause vomiting because it irritates the stomach, and a life-threatening complication of alcohol poisoning is asphyxiating, or choking on, vomit. Alcohol also suppresses your gag reflex,... Full Answer
- Q Can eating stop or slow the process of alcohol poisoning?
Some people mistakenly believe that drinking alcohol on a full stomach allows them to consume more alcohol without risk of overdose. It is true that the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream is somewhat slowed by having a full stomach. However, this... Full Answer