Patient Comments: Arsenic Poisoning - Treatment

Question:

Do you know someone who was treated for arsenic poisoning? Please describe the experience. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: allpurpose, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 20

I was treated for arsenic poisoning by being given syrup of ipecac to induce vomiting along with my stomach being pumped for hours on end and then had a tube inserted into my penis into my bladder to drain my urine for about 2 weeks afterwards. I also went into cardiac arrest and had my heart restarted several times that first night. All in all I can't say it was a particularly fun experience. I don't recommend it to anyone unless you've recently swallowed a lot of arsenic. Very painful.

Comment from: David, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 30

I brought timber sanded, and found a bad smell with touch. I cannot get the smell off my hands, they constantly and continuously smell. I have cough and burning sensation. I am wondering if it is arsenic poisoning.

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