How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Rick Your Own Question

Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 8486
Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
48069651
Type Your Eye Question Here...
Dr. Rick is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I need help please 2 months ago I accidently inhaled a dust

Resolved Question:

I need help please
2 months ago I accidently inhaled a dust that came out of a small package of Raid ant traps as I opened it.
At first I was very weak and tired for about 3 weeks
then my mouth started burning -along with my throat, and tongue
They are still burning after about 5 weeks. I have been to so many doctors and am getting no where. I am now starting to cough a lot.
Those doctors include my GP, an eye nose and throat, an intern (gastroenterologist) and now a pulmonary. Raid says their traps are made of peanut butter and a small amount of poison. it was not what was inside the trap that I inhaled it was some dust that I inhaled as I opened the bag the traps were in which was under pressure.
a poof occurred ad I opened it. Raid cannot help
Please
I do not know what to do.
Thank You

Ralph Avery


Please help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Customer:

were you able to read my problem??

Customer:

where is your response

Customer:

I cannot see it on my computer

Dr. Rick :

Ralph, As you already know, the stuff that the raid ant traps are made of are not your problem. Even if you inhaled the poison in a bag full of them, you weigh a lot more then an ant and would not be harmed. So. It must be whatever was inside the bag that poofed out....


Dr. Rick :

I type slow as I'm old and fat. :)

Customer:

where is your response I cannot see it on my computer

Dr. Rick :

Can you see it now?

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Dr. Rick says:
7:02 PM
Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
7:02 PM
JACUSTOMER-ohlfkcjr- has entered this chat!
7:03 PM
JACUSTOMER-ohlfkcjr- has stepped out of this chat.
7:03 PM
JACUSTOMER-ohlfkcjr- has entered this chat! Customersays:
7:03 PM
were you able to read my problem??
7:04 PM
where is your response
7:04 PM
I cannot see it on my computer
Dr. Rick says:
7:04 PM
Ralph, As you already know, the stuff that the raid ant traps are made of are not your problem. Even if you inhaled the poison in a bag full of them, you weigh a lot more then an ant and would not be harmed. So. It must be whatever was inside the bag that poofed out....

7:05 PM
I type slow as I'm old and fat. :) Customersays:
7:05 PM
where is your response I cannot see it on my computer
Dr. Rick says:
7:05 PM
Can you see it now?
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Stan,

We can use this format as you couldn't see my typing on the chat.

Shall we continue?

Can you see this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


please

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Sorry about the technical glitch :(

At this point it sounds like you have spent quite some time trying to get to the bottom of what is going on. I am sure that your previous doctors have thought of, and ruled out, all of the common and easily treatable conditions that could be causing your issues. Would you say this is a correct statement?

I think it might be time for you to take a very difficult, and bold, step to see if you can get some relief.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


thanks


I had a liver scan


I had a colon scan and yesterday I had a chest ct scan


all were negative.


I do not what to do at this point in time


no one seems to be able to help


suggestions please

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Stan,

I understand exactly what you are going through.

It sounds like you have been receiving good care from very qualified physicians without any significant lasting improvement in your condition. At this point I think the best thing for you to do would be to gather up copies of all your medical records and travel to a large University Teaching hospital. At an institution like that you could be evaluated and treated by a team of sub-specialists who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The best thing about these large teaching hospitals is that consultations are available with Professors and leaders in their field by just walking a few steps down the hall.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is an excellent example of just such a place as this. That being said there are many excellent teaching hospitals all across the country and I am sure that there is one near you.

Does this make sense to you?

I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. You may also receive an email survey after our chat, if you don’t feel that I have earned a “10” rating in all areas, please let me know what I can do to meet your expectations.

Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


thank you


how do I go about contacting these folks


I would say that Mayo in Jacksonville Fl would be the closet


how do start my contact with them


??????????????

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Stan,

Sorry. It was dinner time :)

You can contact them,and make an appointment through this web page:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/jacksonville/

I bet they can get to the root of your problem.

Let me know how things turn out.

It's safe for you to press the positive feedback button now if you so desire. And, never fear, even after you press that button I don't go up in a puff of smoke -- I'll still be right here to continue helping you, but, as I do work for tips, I want to make sure you are happy before rating me.

Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 8486
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
Dr. Rick and other Eye Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
< Last | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O. USA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. Dan B.

    Board Certified Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2903
    Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DoctorDanB/2010-6-7_6228_just_answer_profile_picture_60_pixels.jpg Dr. Dan B.'s Avatar

    Dr. Dan B.

    Board Certified Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    2903
    Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/anupamadesai/2010-04-13_122313_Dr._A.S.Desai_new_photo.jpg Dr. A.S. Desai's Avatar

    Dr. A.S. Desai

    Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    1903
    MS Ophthalmology with 11 years of surgical expereince
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/gsokoye/2009-10-28_181751_Dr._Stan.JPG Dr. Stan's Avatar

    Dr. Stan

    Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    895
    Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/eyemd/2009-04-07_180315_pic.jpg Dr. Stevens's Avatar

    Dr. Stevens

    Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    629
    Board Certified Ophthalmologist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CO/CorneaDoc/2012-2-18_0390_photo6.64x64.jpg Dr. Susan's Avatar

    Dr. Susan

    Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    217
    Board Certified & Fellowship trained eye surgeon.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neuph94/2009-10-11_164729_gif_pic.GIF Dr. JP's Avatar

    Dr. JP

    Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery

    Satisfied Customers:

    28
    Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjcufyksv/2012-3-13_44825_crop3.64x64.jpg Dr-Trace's Avatar

    Dr-Trace

    Board Certified Ophthalmologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    26
    Board Certified in General Ophthalmology
 
 
 
Chat Now With An Eye Doctor
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
5443 Satisfied Customers
Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest