Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Insecticide Poisoning Treatment

Treatment for an insecticide inhalation depends on the type of insecticide. Treatment for an insecticide inhalation often includes humidified air, oxygen therapy, and intravenous fluids. Anticonvulsants may need to be given to control seizures. Other medications may be given to reverse symptoms, such as bronchodilators to reverse wheezing.

Treatment for an insecticide inhalation may include:

Insecticide Poisoning Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat insecticide inhalations:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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