Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Treatment
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
- Find a Doctor
- Resource Guide
How to Treat Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Move away from the source of the carbon monoxide. Breathe fresh air outdoors. Mild symptoms usually start to resolve after getting away from the gas.
Seek medical care at the closest emergency room. Explain that you think you may have been exposed to carbon monoxide. The doctor may give you oxygen until your symptoms go away and CO levels in your blood drop.
Other therapies may include:
- Ventilator-Patients in a coma or with serious heart or nerve involvement may need a ventilator to help them breathe.
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy -Patient is placed in a special chamber in which oxygen is under greater pressure than normal.