Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help
Recent Mercury Poisoning questions
My daughter is in kindergarten and has been eating tuna
My daughter is in kindergarten and has been eating tuna sandwiches for lunch in school at least 3-4 times a week, since school started , 40 days, I'm very scared she may have or will develope mercury poisoning, do you think it's a strong possibility and can her pediatrician treat her for that safely.
Board Certified Physician
Dr Bray, I wanted to give you a quick update on my
Hello Dr Bray, I wanted to give you a quick update on my throat. I am still having the swallowing issue. The dry, swollen feeling in the throat. Near the top, sometimes at the back. Sometimes on the side, mostly the back wall though, or maybe the uvula.Or maybe both. It can be quite bothersome and its affecting how much I eat. I am trying to avoid salty and irritating foods to let things heal. Its tough because you eat and get hungry. I wanted to show you 4 updated photos, just to get your latest opinionon if you see anything especially out of the ordinary. Thanks Dr Bray.
I just had a an event where I didnt realize a new mercury
I just had a an event where I didnt realize a new mercury light bulb had fallen into the washing machine and the load of laundry ran with the bulb in with the clothes. The bulb shattered. I didnt realize until I was pulling the clothes from the machine.I am sure that not only were the clothes and the washing machine exposed to the mercury, but I am sure I breathed in some of the fumes and dust from inside the bulb. I was concerned with mercury poisoning, when will I know if and how much I was exposed andhow dangerous it is. Thanks for the help. Chris
I have excess saliva in my mouth and I am constanstanly swallowing.
I have excess saliva in my mouth and I am constanstanly swallowing. I am taking Apor-Domperidone (10mg) twice a day and Apo-Pantoprazole (40 mg) once a day for stomach acid. I sometime stuggle with chocking while trying to sleep. Have to sit up quickly to swallow. My tongue is sore and coated with something. Also, my teeth are coated. I cannot stop swallowing. Is there a medication that will help me with this problem?Thank you.
Hello, I had a question about mercury containing "curly", "spring
Hello, I had a question about mercury containing "curly", "spring shaped" light bulbs that are common now in houses. I was moving and one fell out of my pocket onto the garage floor and shattered. I was nervous as I am a bit of a hypochondriac anyway, and Ive heard they can be dangerous when shattered. This happened at noon as I was leaving the house. About 8 hours later, when I returned home to clean it up, I wore a mask and gloves and wiped up the glass pieces and whatever white dust I could find. Once that was done, i put the towels in a plastic zip-lock bag and closed it and then put it into a garbage bag and dropped it into the dumpster. Im curious just how dangerous those bulbs are, and what I might expect from exposure either on the skin or from breathing in the "dust." How worried and careful do I need to be with them, and what if I didnt get all the pieces in the garage, or some debris got onto the furniture I was storing in the garage. Thanks for any help.chris
What is causing my body to feel wet, cold and frothy excess
What is causing my body to feel wet, cold and frothy excess salviaAnd the time and causing my teeth to rot. I feel hungry moreOften than usual. I have had a scan of my salvia glands and they appear normal. I know it isNot dry mouth.Help!
I decided to eat fish as my staple diet and I started off eating
I decided to eat fish as my staple diet and I started off eating salmon and black cod than during the past week or two I started eating also ahi and swordfish....I'm having headaches now at night time....could this be because of just eating too much fish or did I get mercury poisoning.....I don't think it's the air quality of where I just moved to.
Medical Officer Emergency Deptt
On mercury poisoning. Ive been suffering from peripheral neuro-likeView more medical questions
On mercury poisoning. I've been suffering from peripheral neuro-like symptoms for many years now. According to my doc, my CBC reveals elevated levels of mercury (>21 vs <10 which is normal). Other than that, all tests were either normal or within range. Can mercury cause these symptoms? If so, how can I treat it?