Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (cont.)
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Treatment
The treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning is high-dose oxygen, usually using a facemask attached to an oxygen reserve bag.
Carbon monoxide levels in the blood may be periodically checked until they are low enough to safely send the patient home.
In severe poisoning, if available, a hyperbaric pressure chamber may be used to provide even higher doses of oxygen to the patient.
It is important to find the source of the carbon monoxide. A local fire department or public service company will help find the source of carbon monoxide and make sure the building is safe.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/11/2014
Must Read Articles Related to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Overdoses of drugs or chemicals can be either accidental or intentional. Drug overdoses occur when a person takes more than the medically recommended dose. Over...learn more >>
The number one cause of death related to fires is smoke inhalation. An estimated 50-80% of fire deaths are the result of smoke inhalation injuries rather than b...learn more >>
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: