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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Antifreeze Poisoning In People

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Ethylene glycol poisoning - is that only from antifreeze?

Ethylene glycol poisoning - is that only from antifreeze?

No, but that is the: Most common source. Other sources are brake fluids, acrylic paints, primer and even shoe polish. But because the antifreeze tastes sweet and the others don't, it poses the greatest risk to pets and children.

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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Can you tell me how doctors treat antifreeze poisoning?

Can you tell me how doctors treat antifreeze poisoning?

Fomepizole: Ethylene glycol is the main toxic ingredient in antifreeze (though there are some safer antifreezes with different, less toxic ingredients). Blood testing is done to help diagnose the type of poisoning. Initial treatment may be nonspecific for lots of potential toxins (i.e., charcoal). Medical treatment of ingestion of ethylene glycol includes giving either the drug fomepizole or pure ethanol.

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What are some foods poisoning symptoms?

What are some foods poisoning symptoms?

Variable: Food poisoning may be due to chemicals, biological toxins, and live mico-organisms. The common symptoms are nausea, vomiting diarrhoea but there are many variations. See this site for more info. Http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/understanding-food-poisoning-symptoms.

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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.

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What are the symptoms and complications from having constant chemical poisoning for years all through childhood?

What are the symptoms and complications from having constant chemical poisoning for years all through childhood?

Vague: Please forgive my frankness. We're all around unwholesome stuff, but there's a cult diagnosis of "chemical poisoning"; people have a variety of nonspecific symptoms and do not look for other explanations. -- which does these unfortunates a disservice. Usually another cause can be found, anything from porphyria to fibromyalgia to endocrine disease to the emotional sequelae of child abuse. Be wise.

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What are the first symptoms of lead poisoning?

What are the first symptoms of lead poisoning?

Constitutional: Symptoms are really variable, but include loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, weight loss, constipation, anemia, kidney failure, irritability, lethargy, learning disabilities (slow to talk), and behavioral problems (the latter usually in children).

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Symptoms of sugar poisoning to a type 1diabetic?

Symptoms of sugar poisoning to a type 1diabetic?

High sugar in type 1: Patients with type 1 diabetes have excessive urine production, excess thirst and weight loss. If they do not get placed on adequate insulin, they get dehydrated and have ketoacidosis (k) which will make them sick and have them present to a er. That's the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes k will be made and IV fluids and Insulin therapy will start to correct k and adjust their Insulin dose upward.

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What're the symptoms of chronic Rohypnol poisoning?

What're the symptoms of chronic Rohypnol poisoning?

Rohypnol: Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine used as a hypnotic or sedative in europe and south america. Supplies in the us have been smuggled in from europe, south america, and mexico, because it's not approved for clinical use here. This means it could be tampered with -- and give other symptoms besides the expected sedation, slurred speech, uncoordination, forgetfulness, confusion, etc.

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What would symptoms of titanium poisoning or toxicity be?

What would symptoms of titanium poisoning or toxicity be?

Potential symptoms R: Eye irritation eye pain eye redness eye burns skin pain skin redness skin burns burning sensation abdominal pain shock sore throat cough shortness of breath labored breathing mouth irritation nose irritation chemical pneumonitis fluid in the lungs pharyngeal swelling narrowed larynx vomiting gastrointestinal tract burns gastrointestinal tract strictures http://www. Rightdiagno.

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Please explain what are some symptoms of salmonilla poisoning?

Please explain what are some symptoms of salmonilla poisoning?

Sx's: Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause Salmonellosis infections. Symptoms usually last for 4 to 7 days & include abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever.

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What are symptoms of food poisoning?

What are symptoms of food poisoning?

Food poisoning: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains are the most frequent ones. Depends on the poison, there may be some general weakness, fever, dizziness, fatigue and more serious symptoms.

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What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

Serious: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking too much can lead to a coma and loss of protective reflexes that prevent you from aspirating and keep you breathing. People can vomit and aspirate it into their lungs. They can be so drunk, they can stop breathing. These effects are magnified if alcohol is used with other meds that are sedating, like opioids or benzodiazepines. Be careful!

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What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

What are the symptoms of alcohol poisoning?

Unresponsive: Alcohol poisoning essentially refers to so much alcohol in the system that normal bodily funtcions are disrupted. In this condition a person is usually unresponsive or "passed out". In its most extreme state, alcohol poisoning can cause a person to stop beathing or to lose their gag reflex which can cause choking problems, particularly if vomiting occurs.

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What are the symptoms of propane poisoning?

What are the symptoms of propane poisoning?

Propane Poisoning: Propane is a colorless and odorless flammable gas. This gas takes the place of oxygen is the lungs making it difficuly to breathe. Symptoms are:burning sensation, convulsions, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fever, nausea, vomiting, and nervousness. Call poison control if this suspected at 1-800-222-1222.

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What are the symptoms of cyanide poisoning?

What are the symptoms of cyanide poisoning?

Numerous symptoms.: The features of cyanide poisoning depend on the duration, degree, and type of exposure. Central nervous system and cardiovascular system dysfunction are most prominent. Symptoms include headache, anxiety, confusion, vertigo, coma, seizures, cardiovascular instability, vomiting, abdominal pain and skin color changes.

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What are the symptoms of organophosphate poisoning?

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.

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E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

Bloody diarrhea: Acute bloody diarrhea is the main symptom, but in some cases there is no bleeding. There is often abdominal tenderness and absence of fever. Complications may include kidney failure, hemolytic anemia, and low platelets.

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What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

Mercury poisoning: Symptoms of mercury poisoning can vary greatly and mimic many acute diseases. Cardiovascular symptoms have been reported with acute poisoning. The most common symptoms are neurological: tingling or loss of sensation in the extremities, mental disorientation, ringing in the ears, tremors, etc.

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What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

See below: Please consult this site for reliable information: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/002476.htm