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Nerve Gas Poisoning

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What is nerve gas poisoning?

Nerve gas causes poisoning by damaging nerves that help you breathe, move, and digest food. Nerve gas is a chemical found in pesticides. You may be exposed to nerve gas by breathing the fumes or getting it on your skin. This may happen during an accidental spill or intentional release to cause harm. Nerve gas may cause severe symptoms and be life-threatening.

What are the signs and symptoms of nerve gas poisoning?

Symptoms may start immediately if you have inhaled or been exposed to higher amounts of nerve gas:

How is nerve gas poisoning treated?

Healthcare providers may set up a center or location where you can be treated. This may help to keep the nerve gas in one place and keep it from spreading.

What should I do if I am exposed to nerve gas?

When should I seek immediate care or call 911?

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