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turpentine poisoning through ingestion

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 23, 2013
  • 06:29 PM

I accidently drank about 4 ozs. of turpentine that was stored in a plastic water bottle. After a week in the hospital treating aspiration pneumonia, I was released with a clear x-ray - weak but ok. Five months later, I have flare-ups of swollen eyes, itchy red skin and general fatigue. Sometimes my vision is blurry and facial skin is extremely dry. I have been checked by eye doctor, retina specialist, dermatolgists and tested for allergies. No allergies, healthy eyes and no reason for problem. I cannot find long term effects of turpentine poisoning. Help please! Has anyone had any experience with this?

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