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What Are The Most Common Symptoms Of Pesticide Overdose
SLUDGE: Common pesticides attack the muscarinic receptors, causing "sludge:" salivation, lacrimation (tearing), urination, diarrhea, gi-upset and emesis (vomiting). If you are working outside near spraying and experience any of these symptoms, go to the er right away. There are various antidotes, depending on which pesticide you were dosed with but Atropine is a good starting point. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are a number of different chemicals used to kill pests and poisoning or toxicity from these chemicals can occur in different ways. Pesticides can harm humans when humans have a short term, large volume exposure (as in suicide or accidental ingestions) or low level exposures for long periods of time. Many pesticides cause damage to nerve cells and the diagnosis is ...Read more
Unusual: It is unusual but it does happen from time time, . ...Read more
See below: There are a number of different chemicals used to kill pests and poisoning or toxicity from these chemicals can occur in different ways. Pesticides can harm humans when humans have a short term, large volume exposure (as in suicide or accidental ingestions) or low level exposures for long periods of time. Many pesticides cause damage to nerve cells and the diagnosis is made by suspecting it. ...Read more
Yes: I am not sure that cure is the appropiate term for an answer, but there are treatments for most any poisoning. I poisoning is suspected, your best bet is the local er. If no local er then call 1-800-222-1222 emergency only. Have the offending agent on hand so you can read ingredients. Do not induce vomitting as vomitting is not the best soloution in some cases dependent upon the agent. ...Read more
My lover has just been diagnosed with pesticide overdose. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?
Be seen: Many pesticides are not harmful to humans, but some are. She should be seen to determine if anything needs to be done, as some will have long term effects that do not show up right away. ...Read more
Too much poison: Pesticide is basically a type of poison, and an overdose is any level above the recommended safe-threshold. Thus, the simplest terms to tell a child is probably "too much poison" chidlren's skin is thinner and thus absorbs more/faster of the pesticides, and get od much quicker either through skin or accidental oral ingestions. Caution/prevention is key. Consult poison control/doc.. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on pesticide: Pesticides have various chemicals with different treatments according to the chemical. Best option is to rush to the emergency room. They will contact poison control for you. ...Read more
Pesticides: "a pesticide poisoning occurs when chemicals intended to control a pest affect humans, wildlife, or bees. There are 3 types. The 1st of the 3 is a single, short-term very high-level of exposure which can be experienced by individuals who commit suicide , as well as pesticide formulators. Manufactures and handlers have chronic high-level exposure. Others are exposed by plants with residue on them. ...Read more
Diagnosed Primary L Sclerosis 2012. Had years of herbicide/pesticide exposure. Never been told if was the cause. Symptoms are worsening. ?
Can't tell for sure: I am no specialist in this area, but my understanding is that ALS, and the more rare PLS are mainly genetic in origin, that the genetic picture is still being worked out, and that the role of environmental factors, though suspected in some cases, is not well understood. If your symptoms are worsening, please notify your neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where does one get evaluated for suspicion of pesticide/herbicide poisoning when symptoms are vague and pcp's cannot direct?
OP poisoning : If its an acute exposure, er docs are best at diagnosis and treating these. If chronic, internist, toxicologist, pathologist, pharmacologist, neurologist, pulmonologists, or occupational med, may be able to help explain why your pcp thinks symptoms are vague. In my experience, veteran pest controllers know more about this than many doctors. ...Read more
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