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First Aid: Poisoning

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Nearly 90% of childhood poisonings happen in the home and most can be treated at home with advice from the poison control center. However, it's important to know when a poisoning is serious enough to need medical treatment.

Signs and Symptoms

What to Do

Seek Emergency Medical Care or Call 911

If:

Think Prevention!

To help prevent poisoning:

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014

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