Poisoning Treatment

 Call 911 if the person:

  • Has collapsed
  • Is having trouble breathing or has stopped 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 Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020



American Association of Poison Control Centers: "First Aid Tips."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Tips for Poison Prevention and Treatment."

Connecticut Poison Control Center: "Emergency Information."

CDC: "Tips to Prevent Poisonings."

Poisoning Information from eMedicineHealth.

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