Should I talk to my doctor about my radiation poisoning symptoms?

Disasters involving radioactive material would likely be communicated via the media. If such an event occurs, you should listen for instructions provided by your local emergency response system. Follow the news closely to learn more about the extent of the disaster, how to avoid further exposure, and when to seek medical attention. The early symptoms of radiation poisoning are similar to those of anxiety so try not to panic. However, seek immediate medical attention if you know you have been exposed to radioactive material and you develop nausea, vomiting, or skin changes such as burns or wounds.

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