BACK TOTOP Browse A-ZSearchBrowse A-ZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0-9 E-mail FormEmail ResultsName:Email address:Recipients Name:Recipients address:Message: Print-FriendlyBookmarksbookmarks-menuPlastic casting resin poisoningEpoxy poisoning; Resin poisoningPlastic casting resins are liquid plastics, such as epoxy. Poisoning can occur from swallowing plastic casting resin. Resin fumes may also be poisonous.This article is for information only. DO NOT use it to treat or manage an actual poison exposure. If you or someone you are with has an exposure, call the local emergency number (such as 911), or the local poison control center can be reached directly by calling the national toll-free Poison Help hotline (1-800-222-1222) from anywhere in the United States. Poisonous Ingredient Epoxy and resin can be poisonous if they are swallowed or their fumes are breathed in. Where Found Plastic casting resins are found in various plastic casting resin products. Symptoms Below are symptoms of poisoning from plastic casting resin in different parts of the body.AIRWAYS AND LUNGSDifficulty breathing Rapid breathing EYES, EARS, NOSE, AND THROATDrooling Eye pain Loss of vision Severe pain in the mouth and throat Severe pain or burning in the nose, eyes, ears, lips, or tongue Throat swelling (which may also cause breathing difficulty) Voice changes, such as hoarseness or muffled voice STOMACH AND INTESTINESSevere abdominal pain Abdominal painAbdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly.Read Article Now Book Mark Article Vomiting, or vomiting blood Burns of the food pipe (esophagus) Blood in the stool HEART AND BLOOD VESSELSLow blood pressure (develops rapidly) Collapse SKINIrritation Burns Holes in the skin or tissues under the skin Home Care Seek medical help right away. DO NOT make a person throw up unless poison control or a health care provider tells you to do so.If the chemical is on the skin or in the eyes, flush with lots of water for at least 15 minutes. Before Calling Emergency Have this information ready:The person's age, weight, and condition Name of product (as well as the ingredients and strength, if known) The time it was swallowed The amount swallowed Poison Control Your local poison control center can be reached directly by calling the national toll-free Poison Help hotline (1-800-222-1222) from anywhere in the United States. This national hotline will let you talk to experts in poisoning. They will give you further instructions.Poison control centerFor a POISON EMERGENCY call:1-800-222-1222ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATESThis national hotline number will let you talk to experts in poisoning. This ...Read Article Now Book Mark Article This is a free and confidential service. All local poison control centers in the United States use this national number. You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. It does NOT need to be an emergency. You can call for any reason, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. What to Expect at the Emergency Room Take the container with you to the hospital, if possible.The provider will measure and monitor the person's vital signs, including temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure. The person may receive:Blood and urine tests Breathing support, including oxygen, a tube through the mouth into the throat, and a breathing machine Chest x-ray ECG (electrocardiogram or heart tracing) Breathing support Bronchoscopy, camera down the throat to see burns in the airways and lungs Endoscopy, camera down the throat to see the extent of burns to the esophagus and stomach Intravenous fluids (through a vein) Medicine to treat symptoms Laxatives Surgery to remove burned skin (debridement) Tube through the mouth into the stomach to remove the resin if within 30 to 45 minutes after ingestion Stomach to remove the resinGastric suction is a procedure to empty the contents of your stomach.Read Article Now Book Mark Article Washing of the skin (irrigation), every few hours for several days Outlook (Prognosis) How well a person does depends on the amount of poison they swallowed and how quickly they receive treatment. The faster a person gets medical help, the better the chance for recovery.Swallowing such poisons can have severe effects on many parts of the body. Extensive damage to the mouth, throat, eyes, lungs, esophagus, nose, and stomach are possible. Outcome depends on the amount of damage. Damage continues to occur to the esophagus and stomach for several weeks after swallowing the poison. Perforation (holes) may develop in these organs, leading to serious bleeding and infection. Death may occur months later. Treatment may require removal of part of the esophagus and stomach.Open ReferencesReferencesHoyte C. Caustics. In: Walls RM, Hockberger RS, Gausche-Hill M, eds. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 148.Pfau PR, Benson M. Foreign bodies, bezoars, and caustic ingestions. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease: Pathophysiology/Diagnosis/Management. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2021:chap 27.AllVideoImagesTogRelated Information Review Date: 7/20/2021 Reviewed By: Jesse Borke, MD, CPE, FAAEM, FACEP, Attending Physician at Kaiser Permanente, Orange County, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- © 1997- All rights reserved. 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