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Symptoms of Chemical poisoning

Symptoms of Chemical poisoning: Introduction

The types of symptoms and severity of complications of chemical poisoning differ greatly, depending on the type of chemical, the length of exposure, the person's age and medical history, and other factors.

Some chemicals, such as chlorine and phosgene, affect the respiratory system. Exposure can result in symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness of breath, and serious complications, such as asphyxiation.

Other chemicals, such as nerve agents or some types of venom, affect the nervous system. Symptoms can include paralysis.

Some chemicals, such as cyanide, can interfere with the body's use of oxygen. Poisoning can result in coma apnea, and cardiac arrest. Chemical poisoning by narcotic drugs, such as morphine or heroin, depress the body's respirations and can also result in apnea and death.

Some chemicals, such as mace and tear gas, can cause irritation, discomfort to the eyes, and temporary blindness, but do not usually result in permanent complications....more about Chemical poisoning »

Symptoms of Chemical poisoning

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Chemical poisoning includes the 55 symptoms listed below:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Chemical poisoning. This signs and symptoms information for Chemical poisoning has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Chemical poisoning signs or Chemical poisoning symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Chemical poisoning may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Chemical poisoning symptoms.

 

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