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How do I care for someone following paint thinner poisoning?

Home care for someone with paint thinner poisoning may involve helping with treatments for lung inflammation caused by hydrocarbon exposure. These treatments may include oxygen therapy and medications. If the victim is on oxygen therapy, you'll have to learn how to use the oxygen system to deliver the correct amount. Medications prescribed to reduce lung inflammation include corticosteroids, which act on the immune system and increase the chance of getting infections. If the victim has an infection, antibiotic therapy may be necessary.

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How is paint thinner poisoning diagnosed?
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The diagnosis of paint thinner poisoning is based on a history of exposure to a hydrocarbon, symptom...
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Is paint thinner poisoning preventable?
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Paint thinner poisoning can be prevented in several ways. One way is to use caution. Store solutions...
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How does paint thinner poisoning affect the body?
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The airways and lungs are especially vulnerable to paint thinner poisoning. An inhaled hydrocarbon c...
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Does paint thinner poisoning affect children differently than adults?
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About half the cases of paint thinner poisoning involve young children, and certain factors may infl...
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