Patient showed up at the ER with cherry-red mucous membranes, nail beds, and skin. These findings indicate:
A. Carbon monoxide poisoning
B. Aspirin overdose
C. Mosquito bite
A is correct.
Cherry-red skin would indicate the patient has been exposed to carbon monoxide.
B is incorrect.
Aspirin overdose symptoms include nausea and vomiting. One would see pale skin with the patient.
C is incorrect.
Mosquito bite is localized and would not show signs of cherry-red mucous membranes.
D is incorrect.
Pneumonia would show respiratory signs, but not cherry-red mucous membranes.