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Does paint thinner poisoning affect children differently than adults?

About half the cases of paint thinner poisoning involve young children, and certain factors may influence how children are affected. For example, while adults may cough or choke after swallowing a hydrocarbon-containing solution, children may turn blue or hold their breath. Children are also less likely to accurately report what happened and to describe their symptoms, so detecting paint thinner poisoning may be more of a challenge.

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What poses the risk of paint thinner poisoning?
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Exposure to substances that contain hydrocarbons poses a risk of paint thinner poisoning. Inhalation...
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Does someone with paint thinner poisoning require hospitalization?
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A person with paint thinner poisoning is generally examined in the emergency room, where the physici...
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Is paint thinner poisoning serious?
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Are there any other treatments for paint thinner poisoning?
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