What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

  1. itakins profile image85
    itakinsposted 5 years ago

    What are the symptoms of mercury poisoning?

    How is it treated?

  2. bryteyedgemini profile image86
    bryteyedgeminiposted 5 years ago

    Symptoms
    "•Metallic taste
    •Vomiting
    •Difficulty breathing
    •Bad cough
    •Swollen, bleeding gums
    •Burning in the stomach and throat
    •Bloody diarrhea and vomiting
    •Numbness or pain in certain parts of your skin
    •Uncontrollable shake or tremor
    •Inability to walk well
    •Blindness and double vision
    •Memory problems
    •Seizures and death (with large exposures)"

    Treatment
    "•Humidified oxygen or air
    •Breathing tube into the lungs
    •Suctioning of mercury out of the lungs
    •Medication to remove mercury and heavy metals from the body
    •Fluids by IV (into a vein)
    •Medicines to treat symptoms
    •Activated charcoal, a medicine that soaks up many substances from the stomach
    •Medicines called chelators to remove mercury from the blood"

    All information was obtained from
    U.S. National Library of Medicine
    National Institutes of Health
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency … 002476.htm

 
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