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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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