Cement poisoning depends upon whether the patient is working with cement dust, or working with setting the cement. Those working near cement dust develop respiratory trouble because of inhaling the dust. Long standing exposure to cement dust could trigger COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
The other type of cement poisoning that could occur is because of skin exposure to cement.
Depending on the symptoms the person develops, there are a host of natural remedies to manage cement poising. Herbal remedies and food prescriptions can help manage respiratory trouble and reduce symptoms such as: wheezing, cough, throat irritation and chest pain.
To tackle skin disorders linked to cement poisoning, one needs to stay away from cement and protect and heal the skin.
What Is the Treatment for Cement Poisoning?
You must seek medical help.
If cement was swallowed, give him water or milk immediately, unless told otherwise by the health care professional. Water or milk should not be given if there occurs: vomiting, convulsions, or reduced alertness, these make it hard to swallow.
Cement Poisoning Symptoms
The following are commonly seen symptoms of cement poisoning:
- An alteration in the acid levels in the blood
- Eye pain and occasional loss of vision
- Severe throat pain
- Burning and pain in the nose, ears, tongue
- Blood in stools
- Acidity and heart burn
- Severe pain in the abdomen
- Vomiting of blood
- Giddiness and collapse
- Breathing difficulty
- Throat swelling
- Skin irritation and dermatitis
- Skin burns
Cement Poisoning Home Remedies
Cement is made up of: tar, industrial glue, industrial solvents, and hydrocarbons. The following guidelines are very crucial to follow in order to prevent a medical emergency. However, it is extremely vital that you consult your doctor promptly to ward off complications.
- Never force the person to vomit.
- In case the cement has gotten in to the eyes or has affected the skin, wash the area with water for 15 minutes.
- Move the person to fresh, clean air.
- In case, he has swallowed cement, immediately give him milk / water. If vomiting, convulsions or diminished alertness are seen, do not give milk or water
- Keep away from the chemical for a few days.
- Before working again, ensure that you apply Aloe Vera on the exposed parts of the body that is likely come in contact with cement. This prevents contact with the allergen. Aloe Vera soothes the irritated and inflamed skin and prevents dermatitis from setting in.
- Have 3 to 5 glasses of ginger tea. Ginger fights inflammation successfully, thus, settling the GI tract, allaying burning of the skin and also decreasing discomfort in the throat, ears and eyes.