TRANSDERMAL METHANOL INTOXICATION VIA FOLK MEDICINE


VURAL S.

JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS, vol.10, no.2, pp.50-52, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-52

Abstract

Introduction: Methyl alcohol (methanol) is an industrial solvent and toxic liquid used in such as anti-freezes, paint removers, cologne, perfumes and defroster and also it is the most used denaturant in spirits (methylated spirits) to make it unconsumable. Even oral route seems to be the only way for poisoning, in rare cases inhalation and transdermal routes are possible. We present a case report with transdermal exposure applied according to the folk remedial use of methylated spirit for analgesic effects.