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CS contamination can be removed by washing with an alkaline solution of water and 5% sodium bisulfite.
The following information has been obtained from US Military manuals in regards to Smoke and Riot Agents. This information can be invalua…
a. In practically all cases it is sufficient to take the patient into fresh air where the symptoms will soon disappear. Clothing should be changed. If symptoms persist the eyes, mouth and skin may be washed with water (and with soap in the case of the skin). Oil based lotions should not be used. Skin decontaminants containing bleach should not be used, but should be reserved for more dangerous contamination (e.g., vesicants or nerve agents); bleach reacts with CS to form a combination which is more irritant to the skin than CS alone. Chest discomfort can usually be relieved by reassurance.
CS hydrolyses more rapidly in alkaline solutions and an acceptable skin decontamination solution is 6.7% sodium bicarbonate, 3.3% sodium carbonate and 0.1% benzalkonium chloride.
a. Eyes. Ordinarily the eye effects are self limiting and require no treatment. If large particles or droplets of agent have entered the eye, treatment as for corrosive materials may be required. Prompt irrigation with copious amounts of water is the best treatment for solid CS in the eye. After complete decontamination corticosteroid eye preparations may be used. Patients who have been heavily exposed must be observed for possible development of corneal opacity and iritis.
Skin. Early erythema and stinging sensation (up to 1 hour), especially in warm moist skin areas, are usually transient and require no treatment. Inflammation and blistering similar to sunburn may occur after heavy or prolonged exposure, especially in fair skin. Acute contact dermatitis should be managed initially in the same way as any other acute dermatitis. Corticosteroid cream or calamine lotion may be applied to treat existing dermatitis or to limit delayed erythema. Oozing may be treated with wet dressings of 1 in 40 aluminium acetate solution for 30 minutes three times daily. A topical steroid should follow the wet dressing immediately. Secondary infection is treated with appropriate antibiotics. Significant pruritus can be treated with calamine lotion or corticosteroid preparations. If blisters develop these should be treated as any other second degree burn.
c. Respiratory Tract. In the rare event of pulmonary effects from massive exposure, evacuation is required. Management is the same as that for lung damaging agents (Chapter 4).
Course and Prognosis.
Most personnel affected by riot control agents require no medical attention and casualties are rare.
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