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Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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My friend accidentally swallowed floor cleaner, or possibly

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My friend accidentally swallowed floor cleaner, or possibly floor wax. But refuses to go to the hospital. What should he do
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No he wont go im not sure he diabetic and has high pressure
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Any other symptoms?
Customer: He drank it 30 min ago saliva is a little foamy and he drank some water
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not that I'm aware of he is just a friend
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. It’s my first priority and pleasure to help you.

I understand your concern.

As per your description,such ingestion of floor cleaner can result in gastrointestinal irritation with transient nausea, vomiting or diarrhea and chest pain,abdominal pain.

Also it depends on the amount he swallowed.

If he has swallowed small amount of it so he should maintain a good hydration and take OTC Zantac.

Eat banana and bland diet.

And watch for any unusual symptoms.

In case he has swallowed large amount of it and currently have chest pain,frothy mouth,sore throat then I would recommend to visit ER ASAP.

Thank you again for trusting us with your problem.

Hope this helps.
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Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

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