What Is The Treatment For Cement Poisoning?

There are various poisonous ingredients in cement like industrial glue, tar, industrial solvents, and various hydrocarbons. These can cause different symptoms like breathing problem, sore and swollen throat, burning of eyes, ears, lips, tongue, abdominal pain, vomiting, and blood in the stool, irritation, burs or change in the acid levels of the blood. As soon as you learn that a person has cement poisoning immediate medical assistance should be given. Till then at home take appropriate care of the person.

  • Don't force the person to throw up if he is not willing to.
  • If the chemical is in the contact of eyes or skin wash the area with water at least for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • If the person has breathed in the poison then move him to fresh clean air.
  • If the person has swallowed the chemical then immediately give him milk or water. However if symptoms like vomiting, decreased alertness level or convulsion is seen then do not give milk or water because it would be difficult to swallow. Seek medical help immediately to avoid any complications.

answered by Dr S

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