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step2ck_form8/Block 4/Question#36 (10.4 difficulty score)
A previously healthy 2-year-old boy is ...
Drain cleaner๐Ÿ”,๐Ÿ“บ
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 +5 
submitted by seagull(1687),

I'm relatively sure that most people were 50:50 between bleach and drain cleaner.

letsdothis  Yeah, I spent maybe like 20 seconds on this question. I knew I wouldn't be able to reason this one out. +  



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submitted by step_prep3(12),
  • Key idea: Ingestion of household bleach is often considered a benign ingestion, whereas ingestion of industrial-grade bleach is very severe/morbid

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submitted by satanicdo(4),

household bleach has a neutral pH, whereas drain cleaner contains lye (very alkaline) and can cause liquefactive necrosis (ulcerations on the lips, etc.); the other options seemed more benign to me, but I definitely guessed between drain cleaner and bleach

source: https://pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu/page/caustic-ingestions




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submitted by jlbae(69),

Y'aLL dOn'T KeEp BlEaCH uNdEr YoUr SiNkS??!?

lindasmith462  i would but I don't have room with my lamp oil down there +