If you suspect a poisoning, call 1-800-222-1222 right away.
A "poison" can be any substance that can/has given you or another person an unexpected or unwanted reaction. A "reaction" can be something as minor as a rash, headache, stomachache to something as serious as unconsciousness or even death. There's no issue too big or small just call! The call is confidential and free.
Treatment for a poison emergency will depend on the situation. First aid steps will depend on the victim’s age, the size of the victim and the type of potentially toxic/poisonous substance.
Warning: Sometimes, it may be too dangerous to rescue someone from an area that is filled with potentially harmful/poisonous gas. The 911 operator will tell you what to do.
Poison in the Mouth:
Caution: Some out-of-date first-aid charts may contain incorrect treatment information. Do not give raw eggs, salt, vinegar or citrus fruit juices to induce vomiting or to neutralize the poison. These treatments are not only ineffective, but may be extremely dangerous.
Poison on the Skin:
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Poison in the Air: