How Is Ricin Poisoning Treated?
- No antidote
exists for ricin. Ricin poisoning is treated by giving the victim supportive
medical care to minimize the effects of the poisoning. The types of
supportive medical care would depend on several factors, such as the route
by which the victim was poisoned (that is, by inhalation, ingestion, or
injection). Care could include such measures as helping the victim breathe
and giving him or her intravenous fluids and medications to treat swelling.
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