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Are there alternative treatments for nerve gas poisoning?

Nerve gas poisoning is typically treated by pre- and post-exposure antidote drugs such as pyridostigmine bromide, atropine, and diazepam. An alternative to drug treatment includes avoidance of exposure, which can be accomplished if you know of the threat beforehand. If you have access, you can wear protective clothing and equipment such as gas masks and semi permeable carbon clothing. You can go indoors, seal all windows and doors, turn off the air conditioner, and seek the highest level of your building. You should also decontaminate yourself by removing and sealing all non protective clothing and washing with lots of soap and water from head to toe.

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