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How long does it take to cure a patient who has consumed toilet acid ?

how long does it take to cure a patient who has consumed toilet acid? and in the treatment of gastric saline wash how is the acid is taken out of body?is it diluted by the antidote? how does it come out of the body? by vomitting or urine or stool? the last date the patient went to the latrin was 20days ago and it was not even a blackish it a bad sign?he is prescribed of suffering from ulcer now. what is the cure? is vomitting good for the patient? plz reply its very urgent.
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jul 2011
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wellcome to health care magic.
firstly when actually did this happen.
Secondly what is the substance that was if its a toilet cleaner then a gastric lavage has to be done at the first presentation to emergency room.
Now if its acid then no gastric lavage is done.ulcer is a common complication since the acid will errode the epithelium.the time to completely get cure is difficult to predict like this.the ulcer has to be treated with antacid group of drugs and also with antibiotic to prevent infection.secondly the patient has to be maintained on parenteral nutrition till the ulcer has healed.for all this pt has to be kept admitted.from your question it is not clear wat treatment has been done or what is the progress.
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