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Can a victim of paint thinner poisoning recover?

Some people with paint thinner poisoning never become ill, and some who require treatment for respiratory problems recover within days or weeks. People exposed to hydrocarbons over long periods may develop serious chronic problems such as anemia or leukemia, and some complications can be fatal. Life-threatening complications of paint thinner poisoning include severe lung inflammation, massive lung infection, and blood-filled fluid within the lungs.

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Are there any other treatments for paint thinner poisoning?
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What is paint thinner poisoning?
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Paint thinner poisoning occurs when a toxic substance known as a hydrocarbon is taken into the body ...
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How do I care for someone following paint thinner poisoning?
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Home care for someone with paint thinner poisoning may involve helping with treatments for lung infl...
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What are the treatment options for paint thinner poisoning?
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