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I guess I have been insecticide poisoned

Hi , and Thanks in advance for your help , I guess I ve been insecticide poisoned . I used Baygon crawling insect spray on the rooms doorstep floor , and I closed them for like 12 hours , however when I came at night exhausted to sleep , I could still strongly smell the spray s odor , however couldn t resist sleeping , and woke up 9 hours later with headache and dizziness . I thought the symptoms will soon go away , but I rather find myself 2 days later still unable to concentrate properly , and I have a strange difficulty talking and formulating my sentences ( including this very paragraph) , and struggling remembering some of the most obvious details and actions . I m really suffering at this point , continuously exhausted short breathed . I tried googling for Baygon ingredients and was frightened when I read about some of its contents toxicity symptoms , clearly representing my current status , especially the parts about the Organophosphate component chlorpyrifos side effects !!! Are these symptoms caused by such chemicals , permanent or are they reversible ? is there any antidote for it ? what should I do now , and how can I seek help and treatment . I m really freaked about the idea that such acute exposure might result in long term or permanent neurological damages !! Would really appreciate any help or advice . Many Thanks . Rami
Asked On : Tue, 2 Aug 2011
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The effects of baygon insecticidal spray are completely reversible with the help of antidotes. You need to attend to an ER for proper control of symptoms and anti dote treatment. Till that time, avoid bright light exposure, take slow and deep breaths and do not take any sedative or any other drugs.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Tue, 2 Aug 2011
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