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What are the treatment options for paint thinner poisoning?

If the type of hydrocarbon is not likely to cause damage throughout the body, emptying the victim's stomach is avoided to prevent the risk of inhaling the hydrocarbon. A victim who does not develop symptoms within about 6 hours will probably be allowed to go home. A victim who does develop symptoms is typically admitted to the hospital for further testing and treatments are aimed at resolving the specific symptoms.

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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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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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What are the symptoms of paint thinner poisoning?
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Are medications used to manage paint thinner poisoning?
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