Burns By Acids Or Alkalis

Strong acids and bases cause, when they are taken orally, for Corrosion of tissues of the upper gastrointestinal tract and sometimes the esophageal or gastric perforation. Symptoms may include salivation, difficulty swallowing and pain in the mouth, chest or epigastric include; Strictures may develop later. A diagnostic endoscopy may be required. Treatment is supportive. Gastric emptying and the administration of activated charcoal are contraindicated. A perforation is treated surgically. Worldwide…

September 3, 2018