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Posted by: Scared | 2005/11/24

Chest/Throat pain

I recently inhaled a rat poison by mistake and have started experiencing chest pains which become worse when I swallow something....

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Dear Scared,

Please contact your nearest Poisons Control Centre. You need to know exactly what poison it was, so that you can be told of what the possible after-effects can be. It is possible that you have damaged your oesophagus, and may need treatment urgently.

Most large cities have a Poison control centre – check in your phone directory. Otherwise you can contact your GP, or the nearest large state or private hospital for the information.

HeartDoc.

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