Was filling a small motorcycle battery with sulfuric acid an
Patient :Was filling a small motorcycle battery with sulfuric acid and the bottle stopped filling so I gave it a few (6 or 7) squeezes. Ithe last two squeezes were good ones, enough that I could smell the sulfur smell. I immediately left the room, and could feel my nose starting to burn. I used a net spot with baking soda to flush out my ml ose and followed up with a regular sinus rinse. My nose feels fine, but right now the back of my throat stings. should I be concerned about sinus or lung damage, what symptoms should I watch for? Thank you.
Thanks for your query.
Read your history of exposure and smelling of the fumes and having burning sensation in the nose for which you used neti with baking soda water and nose is felling fine.
The same water must have rinsed the throat too.
Now that the back of the throat stings.
It seems you have already used Albuterol Inhaler and had a dose of Pepcid.
If there are no other symptoms, you should not be concerned about any damage to the respiratory passage.
Symptoms to watch:
- Irritation to eyes.
- Irritation to throat
- Irritation to respiratory mucosa. Difficulty in breathing.
Since you have not mentioned any, I hope everything is fine other than the throat irritation.
This will settle on its own by bodily mechanism.
Please let me know if you have any of the above and / or any other symptoms.
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