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Alternative namesThis poisoning is caused by ingestion of diesel oil.
Home TreatmentIngestions of any hydrocarbon require immediate medical attention. Give water to dilute. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING!
Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following information:
Poison Control, or a local emergency numberSee Poison Control centers for telephone numbers and addresses. Bring a sample with you to the emergency room.
What to expect at the emergency room
Some or all of the following procedures may be performed:
Extensive damage to the mouth, throat, and stomach are possible. The ultimate outcome depends on the extent of this damage. Damage can continue to occur for several weeks after the hydrocarbon was swallowed. Death may occur as long as a month after the hydrocarbon was swallowed.
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