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How long does it take for chemical poisoning to take effec

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How long does it take for chemical poisoning to take effect
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Wajid replied 6 years ago.
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Dr Wajid :

Welcome to just answer

Dr Wajid :

Can you please elaborate your question

JACUSTOMER-7xej0rk7- : Was wondering how
JACUSTOMER-7xej0rk7- : Was wondering how long it takes for chemical
JACUSTOMER-7xej0rk7- : Poisoning to take effect. I had got flea spray on my legs. I washed it off within a few minutes. It contained tetra
JACUSTOMER-7xej0rk7- : Tetramethrin.
JACUSTOMER-7xej0rk7- : A week later I started gettin weak legs and muscle twitching.
JACUSTOMER-7xej0rk7- : It seems to happen mainly in the evenings. Over this last week it has moved into my arms as well
JACUSTOMER-7xej0rk7- : It said that chemical can cause skin irritation and redness but that never developed.
Dr Wajid :

Thanks for the information

Dr Wajid :

Well tetramethrin can cause muscle twitching but that is when you accidentaly ingest the posion... Topical exposure of Tetramethrin for a few minutes should not be the cause of muscle wekness and twitching that you are currently experiencing

Dr Wajid :

Topical exposure just causes skin irritation and redness that you deny to have had experienced

JACUSTOMER-7xej0rk7- : I wasn't sure since I didn't develop the skin irritation or redness. Wasn't sure if it could still be absorbed into skin without the redness showing up
Dr Wajid :

No as long as you clearly washed it and prevented further exposure that shouldn't be the cause to your symptoms

Dr Wajid :

For such symptoms to occur there should be history of more prolonged exposure

Dr Wajid :

Anyways I would suggest you see a neurologist for further help in this regard

JACUSTOMER-7xej0rk7- : It was just that one day where it happened. It was over a week before the weakness and twitching began.
Dr Wajid :

You may require a Nerve conduction studies to reach to an underlying diagnosis which is surely not the Tetramethrin exposure that you are co relating

Dr Wajid :

Please follow up with your neurologist and get your nerve conduction studies done

Dr Wajid :

Thank you

JACUSTOMER-7xej0rk7- : Okay thank you for the answers and advice.
Dr Wajid :

You are wlecome

Dr Wajid :

Take care

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