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My boyfriend called that he breathed lots of antifreeze

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my boyfriend called that he breathed lots of antifreeze coolant on saturday and sunday at noon felt chills and shaking. says he can't drink fluids...last time at noon...can you get poisioning from breathing coolant - we were outside in the forest...thank you
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no . no medications
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: none, not allergic....i don't like to take everything integrated medicine...
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: saturday we were working at building a new trail privy - tearing down the old one...but i cleaned my hands well before eating lunch...
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

He needs to go to the hospital

There is an antidote for this that they can give him

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
he won't go to any hospital - he didn't drink it - he just smelled it while driving - he was outside otherwise
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

Oh I thought you meant he drank it

No you can't get that sick from just breathing it

Not possible

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 months ago.

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