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Cold wave lotion
Alternative namesThis poisoning is from exposure to cold wave lotion.
Home TreatmentDiscontinue use. Dilute with water or milk. Call Poison Control for guidance. For any ingestion or toxic exposure, 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 roomSome or all of the following procedures may be performed:
Expectations (prognosis)Skin problems will clear up if use is discontinued. If the lotion is ingested, recovery normally occurs if appropriate treatment is given in time. As with any toxic ingestion, prognosis and recovery depends on the time to treatment and the amount of toxin ingested.
Update Date: 2/12/2004Cherlin 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