Is there a cure for radiation poisoning?

There is no cure for radiation poisoning. Instead, treatment involves reducing radiation exposure (if possible) and managing the health effects caused by radiation. Chemicals such as potassium iodide can reduce the body's exposure to radioactive materials. However, these chemicals are not 100 percent effective and can only be used to counteract certain types of radioactive material. Other medications can alleviate pain associated with skin wounds, reduce gastrointestinal symptoms, control seizures, and treat infections. Growth factors and blood transfusions can compensate for a damaged bone marrow. If a person survives, they remain at risk for future cancers. Therefore, taking precautions to avoid or minimize radiation exposure is crucial to prevent this life-threatening illness.

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