Tag Corrosive Ingestion

Corrosive ingestions

Corrosive ingestion: Patients who are asymptomatic at 4 hours and tolerating oral fluids can be medically cleared. Symptomatic patients need to remain nil by mouth and are admitted for observation and further investigation within 24 hours. Management is then directed dependent on these findings.
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Corrosive Ingestion

Corrosive ingestion may be life-threatening due to airway compromise or GI perforation, or due to agent-specific systemic toxicity.