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Lye Poisoning

Lye Ingestion


Presentation

  • Sweating, dehydration, hyperpnea, hyperthermia, and restlessness may be present with moderate doses. In chronic poisoning, tinnitus, skin rash, bleeding, weight loss, and mental symptoms may be present.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Sodium hydroxide is an alkali (base) and the acids are the fatty acids that make up the triglycerides present in oils and butters.[chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com]
  • Basically, the lye reacts with the CO₂ and moisture present during baking to form a non-toxic carbonate. This makes it safe to eat.[cooking.stackexchange.com]
  • When children present for reconstructive surgery, a gas induction is usually preferred.[academic.oup.com]
  • NGT suction may be of particular value following ingestion of zinc chloride, mercuric chloride, or hydrogen fluoride, unless signs of perforation are present. This should be done after consulting with a regional poison control center.[emedicine.medscape.com]
Dysphagia
  • Symptoms may include drooling, dysphagia, and pain in the mouth, chest, or stomach; strictures may develop later. Diagnostic endoscopy may be required. Treatment is supportive. Gastric emptying and activated charcoal are contraindicated.[merckmanuals.com]
  • Oesophageal and gastrointestinal burns Gastrointestinal signs and symptoms such as vomiting, haematemesis, increased salivation, ulcerative mucosal burns or dysphagia may occur.[academic.oup.com]

Treatment

  • Treatment There is no specific antidote.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • Please find relevant information on First Aid for Lye Poisoning regarding cause, signs & symptoms, administration of first aid treatment, prognosis, preventive measures, and additional resources HERE .[dovemed.com]
  • Treating the Wounds The team had to determine how to treat the victims, because there was little in medical journals and literature about liquid lye, and most of what had been written about similar injuries suggested treatment such as steroids.[wakehealth.edu]
  • Treatment is possible only based on the extent of damage done.[answers.yahoo.com]
  • Treatment Early treatment may include steroids, antibiotics and, some suggest, prophylactic dilatation. Still as many as 40% will develop strictures.[learningradiology.com]

Prognosis

  • Please find relevant information on First Aid for Lye Poisoning regarding cause, signs & symptoms, administration of first aid treatment, prognosis, preventive measures, and additional resources HERE .[dovemed.com]
  • The prognosis of Caustic Soda Poisoning is dependent on the amount of substance consumed, time between consumption and treatment, severity of the symptoms, as well as general health status of the patient The prognosis can only be assessed on a case-by-case[dovemed.com]
  • Prognosis There is a significantly higher risk of developing esophageal carcinoma 20-40 years after ingestion. Esophageal perforations may occur Caustic Esophagitis .[learningradiology.com]
  • Poisoning Prognosis The key to a good outcome is rapid recognition that a poisoning has occurred and rapid transport to a qualified medical facility when indicated. When medical care (and use of the U.S.[emedicinehealth.com]
  • With appropriate supportive and symptomatic therapy, prognosis is good. quail poisoning Acute myoglobinuria caused by eating game birds of the species Coturnix coturnix .[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

Epidemiology

  • Epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects were recorded. Results A total of 78 patients were admitted, 45 (57.7%) were male, with a median age of 2.2 years (range: 1-17.3 years).[dialnet.unirioja.es]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Prevention

  • Please find relevant information on First Aid for Lye Poisoning regarding cause, signs & symptoms, administration of first aid treatment, prognosis, preventive measures, and additional resources HERE .[dovemed.com]
  • Hygienic preparation techniques can prevent this form of food poisoning.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]
  • It helps prevent the poison from being absorbed from the stomach into the body. Sometimes, several doses of activated charcoal are needed to treat severe poisoning.[mayoclinic.org]
  • Conclusions Family education about preventive and initial measures after caustic ingestion must be improved in an attempt to prevent wrong actions which can be harmful.[dialnet.unirioja.es]
  • This position can aid in the prevention of aspiration if vomiting occurs, and it may, believe it![medictests.com]

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