Patient Comments: Ricin Poisoning - Signs and Symptoms

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Symptoms of exposure to ricin mimic other illnesses. Have you ever suspected you've been exposed to ricin? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: [email protected], 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 01

I have constant sweating, numb and tingling toe, dry cough, and blood in stool since June 24th. I went to the emergency room and I told them I thought I was poisoned with exposure to ricin. They said it is gastroesophageal reflux disease, adult. My conditions have worsened.

Comment from: quazar, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I soaked some castor beans to try to get them to germinate faster, then handled the soaked beans barehanded. Is there any chance I could have been exposed to the poison? I wanted them to help control moles in the yard. To my disappointment, the beans did not do a very good job, and we still have mole problems.

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