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Alternative namesThis poisoning is from an ingestion of chlorinated lime.
Poisonous IngredientChlorinated lime (a corrosive alkalai)
Home TreatmentDO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If chlorinated lime is on the skin, wash with lots of water. If chlorinated lime was swallowed, give milk or water, and seek emergency medical care immediately.
Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following information:
Poison Control, or a local emergency numberSee Poison Control centers for telephone numbers and addresses. Take the container with you to the emergency room.
What to expect at the emergency room
Some or all of the following procedures may be performed:
Expectations (prognosis)The prognosis (probable outcome) depends on how rapidly the alkali was diluted and neutralized. Extensive damage to the mouth, throat, eyes, lungs, esophagus, nose, and stomach are possible.
The ultimate outcome depends on the extent of this damage. Damage continues to occur to the esophagus and stomach for several weeks after the alkali was swallowed, and death may occur as long as a month later.
Update Date: 4/16/2004Cherlin Johnson, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT