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Boric acid poisoning or intoxication with Borax. Boric acid poisoning, a poison oxide dangerous, can be acute or chronic. Acute poisoning usually occurs when someone swallows powdered roach-killing products that contain the chemical.
Chronic poisoning occurs in those who are repeatedly exposed to boric acid. For example, oxide in the past, boric acid was used to disinfect and treat wounds and patients who received such treatment over and over again got sick and some died.
This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison oxide exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 112 in Spain) Poisonous
Where is boric acid and astringent antiseptics enamels and varnishes glass fiber manufacturing Powder medicated skin lotions Some paintings Pesticides rodent and ant powder Photography chemicals to kill cockroaches
The main symptoms of boric acid poisoning include blue-green vomit, diarrhea and a rash of bright red. Other symptoms may include: Blisters Fever Collapse Coma Drowsiness Seizures Lack of desire to do anything low blood pressure Significantly decreased urine output (or lack thereof) skin Muda Twitching of facial muscles, arms, hands, legs and feet Home Treatment
Determine the following information: age, weight, and condition Name of the product, ingredients and strengths, if known Time it was swallowed Amount swallowed toxicology
The doctor will measure and monitor the patient's vital signs, including temperature, pulse, breathing rate and blood pressure. Treatment depends on the individual symptoms. The patient may receive: Camera down the throat to see burns in the esophagus and stomach (endoscopy). Dialysis. Fluids by mouth or intravenously. Tube through the mouth into the stomach to empty (gastric lavage).
The infant mortality rate of boric acid poisoning is high. However, boric acid poisoning is much less common now than in the past, because the substance is no longer used as a disinfectant in nurseries. And also is commonly used in medical oxide preparations. Boric acid is an ingredient in some vaginal suppositories used for yeast infections, although this is NOT a standard treatment. Alternative Names
Version Reviewed By: Eric Perez, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Luke's-Roosevelt oxide Hospital Center, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical oxide Director, ADAM, Inc.
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