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What are treatment options for nerve gas poisoning?

Nerve gas poisoning can be treated before or after exposure. Before exposure, you can take drugs such as pyridostigmine bromide every eight hours until the threat is past. This particular drug and others like it, however, are not helpful post exposure and should be discontinued once you are exposed to nerve gas. Post exposure treatment may include a combination of decontamination by soap and water and nerve gas antidotes such as atropine and diazepam.

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How does nerve gas poisoning affect the body?
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Nerve gas poisoning interferes with cell respiration and the breakdown of acetylcholine, which regul...
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What are the long-term effects of nerve gas poisoning?
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Nerve gas poisoning may require months of recovery time and consistent drug treatment for some sympt...
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How is nerve gas poisoning diagnosed?
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Generally, nerve gas poisoning is diagnosed by observing symptoms. There are few laboratories capabl...
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How do I care for someone with nerve gas poisoning?
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Always assist the person in seeking medical care if there has been exposure to nerve gas. Initia...
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