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Need advice on immediate care after acid consumption. What should be the diet?

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hai of friend drank harpic ,bathroom cleaner ....2 days ago , he is ok now , what type of food he shoul avoid? WHAT HE CAN HAVE? he is of 27 yrs old.
Posted Sat, 28 Apr 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 1 hour later
Hello and thanks for the query.

Harpick is an acid and its consumption can cause gastritis, ulcers, perforation and pneumonitis.
Your friend must go to ER if pain abdomen intensifies or there is blood in vomiting.

If the amount consumed is small, your friend might seem Ok.

You can suggest your friend to avoid alcohol and spicy foods for few days; Take soft and bland diet; Take more of milk and curd; etc.
In addition over the counter proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole 20 mg once a day for a week might be beneficial.

I hope to have answered your query. If you have any more queries, I will be glad to guide you further.

Good luck.
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