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How do I care for someone with nerve gas poisoning?

Always assist the person in seeking medical care if there has been exposure to nerve gas. Initially, care for someone who has been exposed to nerve gas by assisting with decontamination. While wearing gloves and other protective clothing and gear, take the poisoned person's clothing and personal belongings and seal them in a plastic bag. Provide soap, shampoo, or other cleansing agents and a soft sponge or cloth for the person to use in a shower. Help the person to soap and rinse well; reminding them not to scrub the skin too roughly as small cuts or abrasions will assist absorption of poison. After decontamination, administer antidotes regularly as directed until signs and symptoms decrease or disappear.

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