Neurological impact of Pet flea treatments applied to human

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Neurological impact of Pet flea treatments applied to human

Postby oufa » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:09 am

My husband is 42. His van became infested with fleas late one evening. He personally applied over the counter flea treatments designated for pets because no pharmacy was open. He lived in his van for a week trying to rid himself of the problem, so he wouldn't affect our home or pets. I don't know what he put on himself but I noticed an alarming change in personality later in the week. Since then, he has not been himself - personality change - deteriorated vision, serious mood swings, mental confusion - major ADD. I know you need to know what he applied but he is not cooperative - doesn't know. I know OPs are a serious threat. I need some advice as to the procedure for getting brain damaged assessed, and a general psychological profile. He's just not right, and its killing our relationship. Thank you

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    Postby Dr. Chan Lowe » Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:28 pm

    Hi Oufa,

    I would suggest that your husband see a doctor for an evaluation. Some of these medicines can be toxic and are absorbed well through the skin.

    Unfortunately, I really can't give you much more specific information without knowing what the agent was.

    Another avenue you may wish to follow is to call your local poison control center to discuss it with them. They can be a very valuable resource. The number (everywhere) is 1-800-222-1222.

    Best wishes.

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