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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hi
User :   How can I help you?
User :   hello there very ver worried that i got some rust convirter in my mouth
User :   Ok
User :   and what do i do if i have got that in my mouth
User :   How long ago did this happen?
User :   10 mins
User :   Ok
User :   As a general physician, I am unaware of the components of rust converter.
User :   It is supposed to contain phosphates.
User :   Depending on the type of phosphate, the concentration of phosphates, the amount exposed and the route of exposure, symptoms can vary.
User :   what type of symptoms
User :   The best you can do rinse your mouth with clean water.
User :   i was paint the rust bits on my push bike
User :   i did that
User :   why do they say that you need to see a doctor asap for..
User :   Consult a doctor at your locality and do not forget to take the rust converter solution which you got exposed too.
User :   why do i need to see doctor
User :   As I mentioned phosphates can induce complications - cardiac complications such as arrhythmia's. And this needs immediate attention.
User :   what happens with ca5diac
User :   and cant you test me by askin me questions
User :   i have to work tonite
User :   No, Arrhythmia's are sudden events which are diagnosed based on EKG findings,
User :   besides, symptoms would occur as paroxysmal events.
User :   Most often they would subside on its own.
User :   But a few may become severe.
User :   Those needs to be treated,
User :   Hence I suggest that you see a doctor, you may need hospitalisation to observation.
User :   how do i know if i have any severe signs
User :   you there
User :   i jst had a yucky taste in my mouth and that was it
User :   Arrythmia's are considered serious when the heart rate goes beyond 150 - 180 beats and they involve the ventricles.
User :   what ventricles
User :   Since they occur as paroxysms, you may not have a warning symptoms.
User :   Ventricular chamber of the heart.
User :   what you mean
User :   what does that stuff taste like
User :   what if i was only a tiny bit that went into my mouth
User :   i didnt drink it
User :   As a general physician, I do not know the taste of rust converter.
User :   it may hav been on my hands and i have touched my tooth or mouth
User :   The chances of cardiac complications development is low if the exposure was a tiny one and if it didn't get into your stomach.
User :   it was only alittle bit that was off my fingers
User :   The absorption of phosphates through mucous membrane of the mouth is extremely small and if you had washed it immediately after exposure
User :   i didn drink it tho
User :   the chances of arrthymia's developing is rare.
User :   yes i washed my hand
User :   what if it was like just touced my tounge
User :   i washed my mouth out with soap
User :   i ment toothpaste
User :   so would i get a fadst heat rate if i had swallowed the rust convtor
User :   and what would the hospital do...
Doctor :   Yes you can get a faster heart rate so you have to go to a doctor immediately.
Doctor :   It contains phosphates which are very harmful for heart and kidneys.
User :   what will the hospital do to help you get better
User :   u there
User :   what is the name of u
User :   i dont have a fast heart rate as yet
Doctor :   May cause acidosis, so they may give ant-arrythmic drugs and other medications and a stomach wash
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
User :   oh ok
User :   also can you ring to posions line to see what could happen please
Doctor :   I am and so I dont think I have access to that line.
Doctor :   It would be bettter if you do that.
User :   wu
User :   you are scareing me with what can happen
Doctor :   I am just informing you what could happen at the worst scenario, but things need not be as bad sometimes.
Doctor :   So better prevent than cure.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
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