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Can You Die From Radiator Fluid Overdose
Stomach pump: Radiator fluid contains an organic chemical which breaks down into methyl alcohol. This is highly toxic and can lead, among other things, to blindness. If you ingest any amount of this, induce vomiting or go to an er so they can clean out your stomach. This is an emergency. ...Read more
My husband accidentally swallowed a tiny amount of radiator fluid when he was flushing out the car what should we do?
Metabolic Acidosis: "tiny" amount is unlikely to cause symptoms, especially if liver and kidney function are normal. Do not wait for symptoms as may not appear for a few hours after ingestion ethylene glycol toxicity can be lethal and treatable if addressed medically in a timely fashion. Your er doctor will obtain urine and blood tests to determine if treatment is needed and may be able to determine if accidental. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hus. Got cut on finger, then had radiator fluid go on it & just 45 minutes ago he felt something crawl-scurry from his finger. Now is ulcerated.What is it?
Ethylene glycol: Radiator fluid is highly toxic, but not until it is metabolized in the liver, which occurs in 1-4 hours after ingestion. Best treatment is accomplished by attacking the metabolic enzyme in the liver (one strategy is to consume this enzyme by giving alcohol, which binds to it with more strength than ethylene glycol). Your ingestion was minimal, but impossible to know if toxic without blood tests. ...Read more
Sometimes during the night i sweat so much my top is wet and my partner also says I am like a radiator at night what could be the cause of this?
See answer: The most important thing about burns is preventing infection. Make sure you keep the area clean, use a topical antibiotic cream 2-3 times a day. Any worseing pain, redness, prulent discharge, increased warmth around the skin, or red streaks, ...Then seek medical attention. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a blackout the other night,i fell hit the radiator heater,now horrible neck/in middle shoulder pain,hurts to move or do anything, idk to do?
I fell and hit my head againt an iron radiator 14-16 hours ago. It did bleed a little but stopped after I iced it. Should I go to the hospital?
Head trauma: If you do not have any other problem or symptoms, then do not go to hospital ER. Keep close track of yourselve and have others helping you to be sure you remain OK. Let your doctor know. ...Read more
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