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Poisoning Treatment

 Call 911 if the person:

  • Has collapsed
  • Has stopped breathing or is having trouble breathing
  • Is having seizures or convulsions
  • Is unconscious or not alert

Call Poison Control if:

Call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 if the person has done any of these things and is alert:

  • Swallowed too much medicine or the wrong kind
  • Inhaled poison
  • Gotten poison on the skin or in the eye
  • Swallowed a household product or other chemical

1. Treat Symptoms as Directed

  • Follow the instructions of emergency personnel or poison control.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on October 29, 2013

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