What are the treatment options for carbon monoxide poisoning?

All carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning treatment involves the introduction of oxygen to the affected person. While open air may be effective in treating very mild cases, hyperbaric oxygen treatment may be needed for more severe instances. Such treatment will generally be administered via a breathing mask, and an overnight hospital stay may be required.

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Does carbon monoxide cause severe poisoning or death?
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How can I tell if I have carbon monoxide in my home?
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How can I prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?
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Can carbon monoxide poisoning have complications?
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