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Dangerous Denture Creams?

Dangerous Denture Creams?

Misuse of denture creams containing zinc was the cause of zinc poisoning in some denture wearers. Problems with dental creams are uncommon; anyone with symptoms needs a complete evaluation to determine the cause.


Milnacipran for Fibromyalgia

Milnacipran for Fibromyalgia

Milnacipran (Savella) is one of three medications the FDA has approved to treat fibromyalgia (FM). It raises the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in the central nervous system. Milnacipran treats the widespread pain of FM as well as helping with FM’s depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. Side effects are usually mild, but milnacipran can interact with other medications that raise serotonin levels leading to a hazardous condition known as serotonin syndrome.


What is Pill Esophagitis?

What is Pill Esophagitis?

Pill esophagitis occurs when capsules or tablets get stuck in the esophagus (food pipe) and cause tissue damage. Antibiotics, including doxycycline, and gelatin capsules are common causes of pill esophagitis. This condition is often painful, but typically resolves after discontinuation of the responsible medication.


What is the Raw Carrot Salad Social Media Trend?

What is the Raw Carrot Salad Social Media Trend?

Raw carrot salad is a social media trend, with videos promising hormone balance, fewer acne breakouts, and improved digestion after salad consumption. Carrots contain fiber that may help regulate digestion, but there is no proven association between raw carrot consumption and hormone balance. Additionally, eating large amounts of carrots may result in unwanted side effects.


What is Doxycycline?

What is Doxycycline?

Doxycycline is a common broad-spectrum antibiotic prescribed for many kinds of infections. Therapeutic doses of doxycycline are generally safe, but doxycycline may cause severe reactions. It is important to understand what doxycycline is, be aware of precautions, and know what to do in instances of unintentional ingestion, overdose, or misuse.


Brexpiprazole Usage and Side Effects

Brexpiprazole Usage and Side Effects

Brexpiprazole is an antipsychotic medicine that is added to an antidepressant to treat major depression and is used alone to treat schizophrenia. There is a low risk of adverse effects, such as restlessness, drowsiness, and slight weight gain. If someone takes more than a usual dose of brexpiprazole, medical attention might be needed.



Types of Common and Dangerous Poisons

Types of Common and Dangerous Poisons

Common and dangerous poisons. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call or use webPOISONCONTROL®, the online tool for those who prefer not to call. 


Poison Statistics

Poison Statistics

In 2019, U.S. poison control centers provided telephone guidance for over 2.1 million human poison exposures. That's one poison exposure reported every 15 seconds. While poisoning affects ALL age groups, peak poisoning frequency occurs in one- and two-year-olds, with children younger than 6 years comprising nearly half of poison exposures (43%). Since 2008, poisoning fatalities have exceeded those from motor vehicle traffic.


Mold 101: Effects on Human Health

Mold 101: Effects on Human Health

Mold is a non-scientific term for many types of unwanted fungi found both indoors and outdoors. Active mold growth requires moisture. Actively-growing mold damages the material it lives on, thereby impairing structural integrity. In addition, mold is associated with some untoward health effects in humans, including allergies and infections.


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