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Acute Fluorine Poisoning

Fluorine and Compounds Poisoning Acute


Presentation

  • Geographical Distribution 589 The Exciting Cause of Dental Caries By L M Waugh 595 Activities Toward Dental Decay Prevention in Japan 605 The Relation of Carbohydrate to Lactobacillus acidophilus 613 The Dental Health of the People of New Zealand 621 Our Present[books.google.de]
  • Iron is naturally present in the food you eat -- it is found in some meats, plants and grains. It is also available in supplements. The recommended daily allowance is determined by gender and age.[livestrong.com]
  • A fatality resulting from a severe facial burn, which produced acute systemic fluoride poisoning with profound hypocalcemia and hypomagnesemia, is presented.[journals.lww.com]
  • A case of fluoride poisoning is presented which was manifested by severe hypocalcemia, ventricular arrhythymias, and respiratory failure. Treatment of this poisoning, including peritoneal dialysis, is discussed.[pediatrics.aappublications.org]
Dentist
  • Accuracy of entries is verified by an expert review board including dentists and dental hygienists. Colored thumb bleeds make it easy to locate definitions quickly.[books.google.com]
  • Dentists give millions of fluoride treatments, and I've never heard of any acute problems other than upset stomach. Have any of the other dentists out there (esp. those who do administer fluoride treatments) had any serious side effects? Dr. S.M.[fluoride-history.de]
  • Dentists often downplay this warning protecting fluoride more than your children.[fluoridedangers.blogspot.com]
  • The programme requires that all the dentists in the regions participating in Childsmile are informed of so that they are aware of the intervention. Doses Duraphat will be prescribed for each individual child by a dentist.[child-smile.org.uk]
  • The NY police refused to investigate or even question the dentist.[rense.com]
Gastric Lavage
  • Empty the Stomach by inducing vomiting with Emetics For patient with depressed “Gag Reflex” Induced Vomiting is Contraindicated and Endotracheal Intubation should be performed before Gastric Lavage. i. Give orally soluble calcium in any form. ii.[drchetan.com]
  • Here a gastric lavage (stomach pumping) may be considered and calcium (possibly in the form of milk) will be given. In most instances there is no permanent effects of acute fluoride poisoning.[healthhype.com]
  • A gastric lavage is done to wash out the gastric content. Calcium or milk will help to treat fluoride poisoning. In majority of cases after treatment there is no permanent damage observed in the patient.[tandurust.com]
  • Gastric lavage yielded four tablets. Anyway, the child probably couldn t have taken more than 100 tablets (each 0.5 mg F- 50 mg F-) as the bottle didn t contain more. This is still less than the 5 to 10 g usually regarded as a lethal dose.[fluoride-history.de]
Inflammation
  • […] health, reduction of heart disease, and cancer prevention • Avoiding certain meat and fish, but enjoying butter • Eating sauerkraut (and other fermented foods) to improve your immune system and your mood • Walking barefoot outside to decrease system-wide inflammation[books.google.com]
  • […] acidosis, reddish spots on skin, slight bleeding from nose lining -- blurred vision, dizziness, poor balance, numbness and tingling of extremities -- depression, difficulty concen-trating, loss of mental alertness, nervousness -- excessive thirst, kidney inflammation[tldp.com]
  • It causes irritation and inflammation of the mucus lining of gastrointestinal system. Too much of fluoride precipitates hydrofluoric acid in stomach which leads to irritation of the stomach and intestinal lining.[tandurust.com]
  • A summary in the Final Report stated that post mortem examination revealed aspiration of gastric contents with pulmonary necrosis and inflammation. Serum calcium was 4.9 mg/dL (norm 8.4-10.2); magnesium 3.4 mg/dL (norm 1.7-2.2); and alcohol 0.028%.[fluoridation.com]
Goiter
  • Phases of Endemic Dental Fluorosis 637 Nutrition and Metabolism in Rheumatoid Arthritis 645 Some Evidence of Impaired Function of the Kidney in Individuals 661 The Effect of Variation in Food Protein Consumption on the Pro 677 Iodine Deficiency and Goiter[books.google.de]
  • Here are some symptoms that you can have if you suffer from this condition: Thyroid diseases: nodules, goiter, overactive (hyperthyroid or Graves disease) and underactive (hypothyroid) Kidney disease: kidney stones, worsening symptoms Teeth: loosening[homenaturalcures.com]
  • […] stomach, gastric pain, heart palpitations or “the jitters” similar to strong coffee Teeth – loosening or needing to be extracted despite good hygiene and diet Thyroid diseases – underactive (hypothyroid), overactive (hyperthyroid or Graves disease), goiter[slweb.org]
Fishing
  • […] your water to make it more “structured” • Skipping breakfast, as it could be making you fat • Eating up to 75 percent of your calories each day in fat for optimal health, reduction of heart disease, and cancer prevention • Avoiding certain meat and fish[books.google.com]
  • In soft waters with low ionic content, invertebrates and fishes may suffer adverse effects from fluoride concentration as low as 0.5 mg/L.[en.wikipedia.org]
Cough
  • Fluoride is found in rodenticides, insecticides, fertilisers, industrial chemicals, anaesthetics and in overconcentraions in the water supply (due to miscalculation), and adverse effects occur due to its: • Inhalation (coughing, choking, chills, fever[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • […] and all my old memories. the toothbrush was still in my mouth. then all of a sudden, i sneezed. i didn't want the toothpaste to fall on the ground, so i put my head up instead, and the toothpaste went in my mouth by accident. i tryed to get it out by coughing[softdental.com]
Choking
  • Fluoride is found in rodenticides, insecticides, fertilisers, industrial chemicals, anaesthetics and in overconcentraions in the water supply (due to miscalculation), and adverse effects occur due to its: • Inhalation (coughing, choking, chills, fever[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
Dental Caries
  • Caries and Some Related 581 Nutrition as a Factor in the Geographical Distribution 589 The Exciting Cause of Dental Caries By L M Waugh 595 Activities Toward Dental Decay Prevention in Japan 605 The Relation of Carbohydrate to Lactobacillus acidophilus[books.google.de]
  • See also fluoridation . topical fluoride a fluoride applied directly to the teeth, especially of children, in a dental caries prevention program. fluoride poisoning Etymology: L, fluere, to flow, potio, drink 2 the toxic effects of contact with compounds[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • It is probably best known for playing an important role in dental health by preventing dental caries and assisting with tooth strength. Effects of Fluoride Fluoride in water and toothpaste works in two ways for maintaining strong and healthy teeth.[healthhype.com]
  • Fluoride compounds have been added to human water supplies at concentration of 1 mg/kg because this is reducing the dental caries. But this recommendation is not universally accepted.[homenaturalcures.com]
Heart Disease
  • […] the steps can be as easy to implement as: • Throwing ice cubes in your water to make it more “structured” • Skipping breakfast, as it could be making you fat • Eating up to 75 percent of your calories each day in fat for optimal health, reduction of heart[books.google.com]
  • […] weight gain, edema, kidney disease, kidney failure, hair loss, depression, aggression, aches, pains, skin problems, bone deformities (likely including "arthritis" and spontaneous fractures), sexual/erectile dysfunction, memory loss, weakness, fatigue, heart[rense.com]
Arthritis
  • Cancer, diabetes, thyroid and neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, heart disease, arthritis and osteoporosis have all been linked to chronic fluoride ingestion.[books.google.com]
  • […] to Lactobacillus acidophilus 613 The Dental Health of the People of New Zealand 621 Our Present Knowledge of the Relationship of Salivary Composi 631 Some Epidemiological Phases of Endemic Dental Fluorosis 637 Nutrition and Metabolism in Rheumatoid Arthritis[books.google.de]
  • Fluoride poisoning can be manifested seemingly harmless symptoms such as dental fluorosis (which are white spots in teeth) or chronic problems such as arthritis joints.[homenaturalcures.com]
  • .* Arthritis – stiff, painful joints with or without swelling; painful feet in morning Asthma – especially after showering in chlorine-filtered water Bony, painful lumps where tendons and ligaments attach to bones.[slweb.org]
  • "Skeletal fluorosis mimicking seronegative arthritis". Scand. J. Rheumatol . 36 (2): 154–5. doi : 10.1080/03009740600759845 . PMID 17476625 . Cousins MJ, Skowronski G, Plummer JL. Anaesthesia and the kidney.[en.wikipedia.org]
Osteoporosis
  • Cancer, diabetes, thyroid and neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, heart disease, arthritis and osteoporosis have all been linked to chronic fluoride ingestion.[books.google.com]
  • In clinical studies that used fluoride at doses of 18-34 mg per day as an experimental drug to treat osteoporosis, GI disturbances were one of the two major side effects that were constantly experienced.[assureasmile.com]
  • Osteoporosis may occur in the long bones, and early symptoms of osteosclerosis (a condition in which the bones become more dense and have abnormal crystalline structure) are present.[fluoridedangers.blogspot.com]
Seizure
  • Symptoms of the third stage of iron toxicity include low blood pressure, fever and seizures. Liver failure may occur, causing low blood sugar, excessive or prolonged bleeding and jaundice -- yellowish eyes and skin.[livestrong.com]
  • Symptoms of a fluoride overdose include: Abdominal pain Abnormal taste in the mouth (salty or soapy taste) Seizures Diarrhea Drooling Eye irritation (if placed in eye) Headache Heart attack Irregular or slow heartbeat Nausea and vomiting Shallow breathing[medlineplus.gov]
  • Seizures may result from both hypomagnesemia and hypocalcemia. Severe fluoride toxicity will result in multiorgan failure. Central vasomotor depression as well as direct cardiotoxicity also may occur.[emedicine.medscape.com]
Excitement
  • Their Symptoms 543 The Conditions Affecting the Toxicity of the D Vitamins 555 Organic Lesions in Consequence of the Administration 565 The Distribution of Dental Caries and Some Related 581 Nutrition as a Factor in the Geographical Distribution 589 The Exciting[books.google.de]
  • That extracellular calcium is an obligatory requirement for heart cells to undergo contraction after electrical excitation is well known.[nofluoride.com]
  • […] following side effects occur, as they may be signs of severe fluoride overdose: Black, tarry stools; bloody vomit; diarrhea; drowsiness; faintness; increased watering of mouth; nausea or vomiting; shallow breathing; stomach cramps or pain; tremors; unusual excitement[fluoride-history.de]
Convulsions
  • Convulsion in case of acute poisoning. Increased risk of fractures. In severe cases it may lead to shock and cardiac arrest. Treatment For Fluoride Poisoning Fluoride toxicity can be acute or chronic.[tandurust.com]

Treatment

  • Packed with more than 1800 colour diagrams, illustrations and radiological images, the treatment of various neurosurgical subspecialties such as epilepsy and cerebral palsy, is also discussed.[books.google.com]
  • NaF, MFP, etc.), the age and acid-base status of the individual, and the elapsed time between exposure and the initiation of treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • In majority of cases after treatment there is no permanent damage observed in the patient. One of the major deciding factors is the speed at which the patient receives treatment after acute poisoning.[tandurust.com]
  • How well someone does depends on how much fluoride was swallowed and how quickly treatment is received. The faster a person gets medical help, the better the chance for recovery.[medlineplus.gov]

Prognosis

  • If the poisoned patient can be supported for 24 hours, the prognosis improves markedly, although delayed toxicity can occur.[link.springer.com]
  • Prognosis Death may result from ingesting as little as 2 g of fluoride in an adult and 16 mg/kg in children. Symptoms may appear with 3-5 mg/kg of fluoride. Estimated toxic dose for fluoride ingestion is 5-10 mg/kg.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Etiology

  • […] bone mineral density and increase skeletal fragility, leading to increased fracture risk. [5] In addition to effects on bone, a decrease in insulin sensitivity and insulin signaling has been reported in an animal model of chronic fluoride toxicity. [6] Etiology[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE FLUORIDE POISONING AND THEIR ETIOLOGY The signs and symptoms of acute fluoride poisoning are based principally on the report of fluoride poisoning in Alaska (in USA, 1992. 14,26 The mechanism of the occurrence of the symptoms[fluoride-class-action.com]

Epidemiology

  • Waugh 595 Activities Toward Dental Decay Prevention in Japan 605 The Relation of Carbohydrate to Lactobacillus acidophilus 613 The Dental Health of the People of New Zealand 621 Our Present Knowledge of the Relationship of Salivary Composi 631 Some Epidemiological[books.google.de]
  • Author Affiliations From the Division of Field Epidemiology, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta (B.D.G.); the Section of Epidemiology, Alaska Division of Public Health, Anchorage (M.B., J.P.M.); and the Department[nejm.org]
  • Its toxicity stems from the similarity of fluoroacetate to acetate; the available evidence suggests that the fluoride component does not contribute. [7] Epidemiology United States statistics In 2015, the American Association of Poison Control Centers[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Epidemiologic notes and reports. Fluoride intoxication in a Dialysis unit - Maryland. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 29 134-136 1980. Vogt RL, Witherell L, Larue D et al.[fluoride-class-action.com]
  • However, an epidemiological study found that a high-fluoride area had one-fifth the Alzheimer's that a low-fluoride area had, [31] and a 2002 study found that fluoride increased the urinary excretion of aluminum. [32] References [ edit ] Gosselin, RE;[en.wikipedia.org]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • Pathophysiology and Management Review Article Poisoning Management First Online: 04 October 2012 63 Downloads 28 Citations Summary Acute intoxication with inorganic fluoride disrupts numerous physiological systems.[link.springer.com]
  • Pathophysiology Fluoride has several mechanisms of toxicity. Upon ingestion, the GI tract is the earliest and most commonly affected organ system.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Prevention

  • […] to implement as: • Throwing ice cubes in your water to make it more “structured” • Skipping breakfast, as it could be making you fat • Eating up to 75 percent of your calories each day in fat for optimal health, reduction of heart disease, and cancer prevention[books.google.com]
  • Organic Lesions in Consequence of the Administration 565 The Distribution of Dental Caries and Some Related 581 Nutrition as a Factor in the Geographical Distribution 589 The Exciting Cause of Dental Caries By L M Waugh 595 Activities Toward Dental Decay Prevention[books.google.de]
  • Prevention: In order to prevent fluoride poisoning from accidentally ingestion of toothpastes, most dentists recommend: For infants (0-1 year old): No toothpaste should be used.[softdental.com]
  • It is probably best known for playing an important role in dental health by preventing dental caries and assisting with tooth strength. Effects of Fluoride Fluoride in water and toothpaste works in two ways for maintaining strong and healthy teeth.[healthhype.com]
  • It is evident that rigorous control measures including proper personal protective equipment and first aid are of utmost importance in the prevention of death and injury when handling hydrofluoric acid.[paperity.org]

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