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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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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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Will I have to manage paint thinner poisoning on a daily basis?
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You may have to manage the effects of paint thinner poisoning for up to several weeks, depending on ...
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Is paint thinner poisoning serious?
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Paint thinner poisoning can be very serious, depending on several factors. The severity varies accor...
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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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