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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Radiator Fluid Overdose

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Can you die from radiator fluid overdose?

Can you die from radiator fluid overdose?

Yes: Ethylene glycol can be potentially lethal. It has also been known to cause blindness. It is probably best described as a poisoning than an overdose because it is not meant to be consumed in any quantities at all. ...Read more

Radiator Fluid Overdose (Definition)

Sx's may include: "Rapid breathing, No breathing, Blood in urine, No urine output or decreased urine output, Blurred vision, Blindness, Rapid heartbeat Low blood pressure, Leg cramps, Coma, Convulsions, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, Slurred speech, Stupor (lack of alertness), Unconsciousness, Unsteady walk, Weakness, Blue lips & fingernails, Nausea ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Radiator fluid overdose?

Antifreeze poisoning: Sx's may include: "Rapid breathing, No breathing,
Blood in urine, No urine output or decreased urine output, Blurred vision, Blindness, Rapid heartbeat
Low blood pressure, Leg cramps, Coma, Convulsions, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, Slurred speech, Stupor (lack of alertness), Unconsciousness, Unsteady walk, Weakness, Blue lips & fingernails, Nausea & vomiting" REF: >>>> ...Read more

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What is the treatment for radiator fluid overdose?

What is the treatment for 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

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My husband accidentally swallowed a tiny amount of radiator fluid when he was flushing out the car what should we do?

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 more

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I got some radiator fluid in my mouth and may have swallowed a little should I be worried?

I got some radiator fluid in my mouth and may have swallowed a little should I be worried?

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

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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?

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?

Caustic: Radiator fluid can be quite caustic to open tissues. Open wound covered with radiator fluid is at risk for ulceration and infection. Follow up with pcp for possible debridement/ antibiotics/and wound care. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people recover from a corona radiator stroke?

Is it possible for people recover from a corona radiator stroke?

Yes: People recover from strokes in many areas of the brain. The amount of recovery will depend on other factors like total size of the stroke and other diseases affecting the brain. Rehabilitation programs are designed to maximize recovery. ...Read more

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What's good for minor burn from radiator.

What's good for minor burn from radiator.

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

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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?

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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If you sit against radiator for to long can you get heart burn?

If you sit against radiator for to long can you get heart burn?

Burn: You might get skin burn but not likely heart burn. If your male child sits too long by the radiator, he could get son burn. ...Read more

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Radiator type oil-filled space heater in infant son's room was leaking. I didn't realize until a few days late. Was he exposed to toxic fumes?

Radiator type oil-filled space heater in infant son's room was leaking. I didn't realize until a few days late. Was he exposed to toxic fumes?

Probably not: The oil is not likely to be inhaled as it typically does not go into the gaseous or vapor state. However, I would discuss with your pediatrician. If you childe should begin wheezing, I would take him to the er. ...Read more

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Blothy red rash under skin that appears whenever im near a heater/radiator soon im away from it, rash will fade is this a heat rash when im beside it?

Blothy red rash under skin that appears whenever im near a heater/radiator soon im away from it, rash will fade is this a heat rash when im beside it?

Urticarial rxn: A heat rash is a newborn skin irritation caused by an inflammatory reaction from body heat. Urticaria is a histamine-based reaction in the skin set off by an irritating substance that specifically sets off a person's inflammatory response locally to cause a skin rash, which will disappear when the exposure is removed. The two conditions are both inflammatory responses to heat that are similar ...Read more

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I have second degree scalds from a radiator that covers my stomach can I put neosporin with a pain relief agent on it?

I have second degree scalds from a radiator that covers my stomach can I put neosporin with a pain relief agent on it?

Not best: Cool water, then vaseline or Aquaphor will feel good and promote healing. Neosporin, bacitracin, and triple antibiotic are common sensitizers which may cause allergic reactions and interfere will healing. You might assume they prevent infections but THEY DO NOT PREVENT INFECTIONS. ...Read more

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Moved into new flat, been coughing dry and greasy alternating, headaches, vomit once, feeling weak for 3 weeks now. Some mold on window and found dead mouse on radiator near bed today. What to do?

Moved into new flat, been coughing dry and greasy alternating, headaches, vomit once, feeling weak for 3 weeks now. Some mold on window and found dead mouse on radiator near bed today. What to do?

Choices: You can either move to a different apartment or see an allergist, get tested and treated for mold and whatever other allergen you are allergic to. You might also get a blood count and possible blood culture to makesure you haven't picked up an exotic organism from the dead mouse. ...Read more

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I fell down my stairs 3 days ago and banged my head on the radiator. I still have a painful headache, feel dizzy, sick and very tired. Concussion?

I fell down my stairs 3 days ago and banged my head on the radiator. I still have a painful headache, feel dizzy, sick and very tired. Concussion?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between overdosing and taking a little too much of your medicine?

Too much: An overdose is the ingestion of an amount which could cause unwanted symptoms and occasional damage or death. Most medications have a large range of risk and a little too much is usually not harmful. If you are not sure, call your doctor or poison control center. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more