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My friend has due to mistake swallowed kerosene oil, he has now severe chest problem.Plz suggest what he can do to keep him in a good health.?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Kerosene Aspiration
Kerosene aspiration can be a respiratory emergency because the oil is highly inflammatory to lung tissue and the damage to the tissue severely impairs the lungs' normal defense against foreign particles and bacteria.
The oil can also carry germs from the throat into the lungs. Your friend needs to have his oxygen checked promptly, a chest x-ray, and possible hospitalization. Go to ed.

In brief: Kerosene Aspiration
Kerosene aspiration can be a respiratory emergency because the oil is highly inflammatory to lung tissue and the damage to the tissue severely impairs the lungs' normal defense against foreign particles and bacteria.
The oil can also carry germs from the throat into the lungs. Your friend needs to have his oxygen checked promptly, a chest x-ray, and possible hospitalization. Go to ed.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Go to ER
Your friend is probably suffering from esophagitis due to chemical exposure and needs to be evaluated asap.

In brief: Go to ER
Your friend is probably suffering from esophagitis due to chemical exposure and needs to be evaluated asap.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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