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What causes methanol poisoning?

Methanol poisoning occurs after exposure to methyl alcohol, also known as wood alcohol. Methanol is found in numerous household and automobile-related items, including antifreeze, windshield wiper fluid, shellac, varnish, paint thinner, and copy machine fluid, and can also be found in whiskey that has been contaminated. Toxic exposure is usually through the mouth and is typically an accident or part of a suicide attempt. Two to eight ounces of methanol is enough to be lethal in adults.

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What increases the risk for methanol poisoning?
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Most cases of methanol poisoning occur because people consume products containing methanol, either a...
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What are the symptoms of methanol poisoning?
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Symptoms of methanol poisoning involve many parts of the body and progress with time. The central ne...
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How do medications treat methanol poisoning?
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Fomepizole and ethanol are the two most common antidotes used to treat methanol poisoning. After ing...
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How is methanol poisoning diagnosed?
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As many people ingest methanol for inebriation or as part of a suicide attempt, diagnosis is usually...
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