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How can organophosphate poisoning be treated?

How can organophosphate poisoning be treated?

Decontaminate: Atropine injection as soon as possible. Followed by supportive care. Person might need ventilator support for breathing until effects of OP provisioning wears off. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of organophosphate poisoning?

List of symptoms...: Muscle weakness, fatigue, muscle cramps, muscle twitching, and paralysis can be seen. Higher blood pressure, lower blood sugar, anxiety, headache, convulsions, and slowed breathing can happen. Visual changes, chest tightness, wheezing from bronchoconstriction, more bronchial secretions, increased salivation, lacrimation, sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, and urination can occur. ...Read more

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What happens when you get organophosphate poisoning?

Parasympathetic: Parasympathetic over drive: excess salivation, lung secretions and shortness of breath, incontinence of urine and stool, and coma in severe cases. ...Read more

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What signs would you expect to observe if organophosphate poisoning?

Water everywhere: Ops prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine. Excess of this leads to excess stimulation of the cholinergic nervous system. This is manifest by salivation, lacrimation (tears), sweating, urination, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. The most concerning symptoms are the "killer b's" - bronchorrhea (fluid in lungs), bronchospasm (spasm of air passages) and bradycardia (slow heart rate) which can kill. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is organophosphate poisoning?

It can be fatal: Organophosphates are found in insecticides, herbicides, and nerve agents. They block an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine (ACh). As a result, ACh accumulation can cause anxiety, headache, convulsions, respiratory failure, tremor, general weakness, and potentially coma. Patients with symptoms and an exposure history should go to the closest ER. Ref: www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2493390 ...Read more

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Can you get organophosphate poisoning from morning glory seeds?

Can you get organophosphate poisoning from morning glory seeds?

No: Not unless they were sprayed with an organophosphate, which are mostly in insecticides. The dangerous chemicals in morning glory seeds are atropine-like chemicals (alkaloids) which can cause visual disturbances, tachycardia, panic-like states and sometimes hallucinations and convulsions. In high doses, they can be lethal. ...Read more

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How does organophosphate poisoning cause muscular paralysis?

How does organophosphate poisoning cause muscular paralysis?

Inhibits AChE: Organophosphates inhibit acetocholinesterase, which is responsible for recycling actetocholine. This leads to muscle overstimulation and rigid paralysis (amongst other things). ...Read more

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When administering Succinylcholine for intubation on a semi-conscious trauma pt with organophosphate poisoning, is there a dosage adjustment?

When administering Succinylcholine for intubation on a semi-conscious trauma pt with organophosphate poisoning, is there a dosage adjustment?

Shouldn't have to: The amount of Sch is overwhelming in an intubating dose. Also, Sch is a noncompetitive agonist, so it should work in a different mechanism than non-depolarizers.

"Semi-conscious? " - did you give an anesthetic, or does the patient look sedated b/c of the AchI effects? ...Read more

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How to describe poisoning by organophosphates and pesticides?

How to describe poisoning by organophosphates and pesticides?

Typical scenario: This class of chemicals affects acetylcholine and can result in diffuse weakness, and difficulty breathing if excess exposure does occur, besides additional systemic and GI symptoms. This could well develop rapidly into a medical emergency. ...Read more

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What medicine is there to treat food poisoning?

What medicine is there to treat food poisoning?

Time and Fluids: Meds for symptoms: uncontrolled vomiting (zofran, phenergan, compazine). Moderate diarrhea - imodium. Since most food poisoning is self-limited, pushing fluids and getting rest is best most of the time. If high fever, severe abdominal pain, bloody stools, or are sick for more than 48 hours, see a doctor! You may need antibiotics and IV fluids. Xifaxan (rifaximin) is a nice antibiotic for traveller's diarrhea. ...Read more

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Overdose on cough syrup or just alcohol poisoning? I keep hearing about kids overdosing on cough medicine...I thought it was all alcohol. How does this happen? Is it really alcohol poisoning or something else?

Overdose on cough syrup or just alcohol poisoning? I keep hearing about kids overdosing on cough medicine...I thought it was all alcohol. How does this happen? Is it really alcohol poisoning or something else?

Overdose: Cough syrup is very dangerous in large amounts. Dextromethorphan can cause boring holes in your brain called Olney lesions. It is not alcohol poisoning and often can be confusing to the ER docs when these kids present as intoxicated. ...Read more

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Hello! This is Lakshmi from India. From last two weeks m suffering from food poisoning. Took few medicines but not well yet. Vomiting after eating.

Food poisoning: Is very common but Most cases are mild, self-limiting, and improve with supportive nonspecific symptomatic treatments- Aggressive Re-HYDRATION. If you are still having symptoms 2 weeks out you may need appropriate antibiotics.. ...Read more

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My niece who's 3 has been throwing up almost for 12 hours. No fever, no food poisoning. She can't even get any medicine she throws up. What can it be?

My niece who's 3 has been throwing up almost for 12 hours. No fever, no food poisoning. She can't even get any medicine she throws up. What can it be?

See a pediatrician: Your niece is at risk of becoming seriously dehydrated and should be seen by a doctor, both for diagnostic purposes as well as to check her for the secondary effects of inability to keep things down. There are antinausea preparations that can be given by rectal suppository. Go and have her seen and hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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What medicines are there for alchohol allergies or posioning?

What medicines are there for alchohol allergies or posioning?

See below: Basically none, other than avoidance. Severe poisoning requires intensive care and observation to protect the airway and breathing which can be severely affected. ...Read more

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Homeremedies or medicines used for food posioning?

Homeremedies or medicines used for food posioning?

Food poisoning?: U need to see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do after onset of food poioning? The vomitting has stopped, the diahrea continues. Vomitting started with in 6 hours and the episode started about 20 hours ago. What should I eat, drink, not eat or not drink; medicine? How about asprin?

What to do after onset of food poioning? The vomitting has stopped, the diahrea continues. Vomitting started with in 6 hours and the episode started about 20 hours ago. What should I eat, drink, not eat or not drink; medicine? How about asprin?

You: You may wish to start with clear liquids like broth, clear juices (not acidic) for the first 12 hours. If you start vomiting again with liquids or you are not keeping up with the fluid loss through your bowel, you may need to go to the emergency room for intravenous hydration. Do not recommend that you take Aspirin as if can be tough on the GI tract. If you are working hard to keep up with hydration but find yourself feeling dizzy, especially when getting up from lying down or sitting, feel faint, find that your resting pulse rate is acclerated well above a hundred; you may need to be seen. I would avoid dairy, meats and vegetables intially. Might wish to start bland - like toast or rice. ...Read more

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Iam a med stu, plz doctor I need detail about : 1- atropine poisning, and the interaction between bethancol and metoprolol drug.

Iam a med stu, plz doctor I need detail about : 1- atropine poisning, and the interaction between bethancol and metoprolol drug.

Dry as a bone: Mad as a hatter, and....and....lazy a 19 year old medical student. No I am not going to give you details about these important agents.....you need to look it up, make notes and
remember not only what you have read but the source of the information so you can develop what is called "source memory". That way you can become more than a doctor....you can become a scholar and a "kick ass" doctor. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of scorpion poisoning?

Variable: Symptoms from scorpion stings can be quite variable: there can be pain or numbness at the bite site. Heart rate and& respiratory rate may increase along with ^ blood pressure, weakness & twitching of muscles. In the United States the scorpion that is likely to cause the most problems is called the bark scorpion. In some areas of the world scorpion stings may be lethal. ...Read more

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I need to know what will happen of tablet poisoning?

Question unclear: Sorry, this question makes no sense. You would need to let us know what the tablet was. Poison comes in all shapes and sizes. ...Read more

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How should you treat lead poisoning?

How should you treat lead poisoning?

See a specialist: The first thing to do is to make sure that you find the source of the lead so that you can stop the exposure. Next you need to see a doctor that knows how to treat this kind of condition. It may just take watchful waiting or you may need to go through a treatment called chelation. ...Read more

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How do you get salmonella poisoning?

How do you get salmonella poisoning?

Tainted food.: Usually by eating tainted or undercooked food especially eggs or chicken. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lead poisoning?

What to do if I have lead poisoning?

M.D. visit: Lead is an environmental toxin and measurements of high levels in the bloodstream require treatment. Avoiding the source of lead, having your home and water supply inspected for possibly sources may be completed by the health department.
Please check with your doctor for treatment recommendations based on the level in your bloodstream. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can be done for gluten poisoning?

What can be done for gluten poisoning?

Gluten: In all practical terms, there is no such thing as Gordon poisoning. In the rear patients who have true celiac disease, it is vital to avoid all gluten because of reactions to it. In people who feel that they have intolerance to gluten, there are very in degrees as to how aggressively they need to avoid them. They are not poisoned by them, however. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to know if you have lead poisoning?

Blood test: Lead poisoning has a very long list of possible symptoms and can be confused with other illnesses. If you have had a history of chronic lead exposure, or are concerned, just have a simple blood test done. ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have lead poisoning?

Blood level: Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and mental changes. A complete blood count will show anemia. A blood level will determine if there is a poisoning which can be treated by chelation therapy which over time will bind up the lead. Lead poisoning is the most common heavy metal toxin. It can come from ingestion of lead paint, water from lead pipes and leaded gasoline. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about lead poisoning?

Hard to say: If you work in an industry that recycles lead acid batteries, or have similar lead exposure, it may be an issue. Most passive lead exposure in the average life is insignificant. Simple blood tests can yield evidence of lead exposure. The newest guidelines for lead exposure trigger investigations at very low levels, while symptomatic lead toxicity is uncommon ...Read more

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