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Alternative namesPoisoning from an exposure to a refrigerant.
Home TreatmentSeek emergency medical care immediately. Most of the symptoms listed result from inhalation. Treatment includes removing the patient from the gaseous area. Be careful to avoid being overcome with the fumes while assisting someone else.
Contact Poison Control for further information.
Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following information:
Poison Control, or a local emergency numberSee Poison Control Centers for telephone numbers and addresses.
What to expect at the emergency room
Some or all of the following procedures may be performed:
Expectations (prognosis)With any toxic exposure or ingestion, survival and recovery depend of the extent of the exposure and the time to treatment. Severe lung damage may occur. Survival past 72 hours usually indicates complete recovery will occur.
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