Phosphorus pentachloride. PCl5. Solution.
Asthma. Coryza, Ophthalmia.
J. Meredith (*H. W., xxxiii. 127) has recorded the effects observed on a science student from grinding up this salt and inhaling the fumes. Eye-soreness, coryza, sore throat and chest with difficult breathing, were the main symptoms. They lasted fourteen days from the exposure, and were cured by *Belladonna 3x internally and a one per cent. *Iodine lotion locally as a compress at night.
Great soreness of mucous membranes of eyes and nose, with copious intermittent runnings, lasts all night. Shades eyes from light reflected from tablecloth at dinner. Whites of eyes congested.
Irritation and copious intermittent running. The intolerable smell of the fumes cannot be forgotten at night, and sleep is impossible.
Throat and chest sore.
In morning breathing difficult, lungs wheezy, chest and throat sore.
Symptoms kept him awake all night.