Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Insecticide Inhalation Home Care

Any inhalation of a poisonous insecticide requires emergent medical care.

Home care for insecticide inhalations after emergency treatment includes:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Insecticide Inhalation Warning Signs

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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