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My husband consumed Lizol. Can it cause serious problems?


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Published At June 25, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My husband consumed one full cap of Lizol (a disinfectant). Can it cause serious things? Should I go to the doctor immediately?


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I am assuming that by Lizol you are referring to the disinfectant and floor cleaner. Yes, there are possible toxic complications if your husband does not seek medical care immediately. Please give him two glasses of water to drink and go to the emergency room immediately. Symptoms that may develop are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. There are other more serious complications that a doctor at an emergency room will be able to monitor for. All the best on your trip. Please do let me know how things are going once you reach the hospital. Blood tests to be done - CBC (complete blood count), electrolytes, urea, creatinine, calcium, magnesium, and phosphate. Treatment - Vitals monitoring, intravenous fluids, 24-hour observation. Thank you and take care. Regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Philile Donna Hlengwa
Dr. Philile Donna Hlengwa

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