Benzene is a volatile liquid that is not miscible with water but dissolves in fat. It is used in the industries manufacturing drugs and dyes.
Its poisoning is diagnosed by the following features.
- There is burning sensation in the mouth and stomach, nausea, and vomiting.
- Cough and chest pain are present.
- Headache, giddiness, confusion, restlessness, stupor, and coma may occur.
- Give lavage with tap water cautiously, and then leave saline cathartic in the stomach.
- Avoid fats and oils in diet. Avoid ingestion in alcohol.
- Resuscitate if there is cardiorespiratory arrest.