Gasoline Intoxication

Gasoline intoxication is the state of having diminished mental and physical control due to the breathing in of gasoline vapors. The symptoms of gasoline inhalation include headache, dizziness, coughing, wheezing, slurred speech, convulsions, problems in breathing, and staggering. Those who often inhale gasoline may also manifest irritability, impaired gait, forgetfulness, nausea, tremors, muscle spasms, hallucinations, confusion, involuntary eye movements, poor appetite, sleepiness, and insomnia.

The symptoms of gasoline skin exposure include skin irritation, cracking, blistering, discharge, first to second-degree burns, and inflammation. When the vapors enter the eyes, it may lead to temporary loss of vision and pain. Ingesting gasoline is generally fatal and the symptoms include vomiting, heartburn, drowsiness, flushed face, weakness, staggering, heart failure, internal hemorrhage, confusion, and loss of consciousness. Individuals who have been significantly exposed to gasoline may also go into coma, experience heart arythmia, or go into cardiac arrest.

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