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What will the doctor do if your child is diagnosed with iron poisoning?

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If your child is diagnosed with iron poisoning, the doctor will first make sure your child is breathing normally. Then your child will likely have his or her bowel cleaned by drinking a special liquid.

Severe poisonings will require IV (intravenous) chelation therapy. Orogastric lavage, or pumping of the stomach, may be considered. But generally, it is only helpful if performed within 1 hour of swallowing the pills.

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Merck Manual. Iron Poisoning

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

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