First Aid: Poisoningenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-FA-Poisoning-enHD.jpgIf you think that your child has taken a poison and he or she is not alert, call 911. Otherwise, contact your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.poison, poisoning, ipecac, swallowed, pills, baby, toddler, toddlers, infant, infants, newborn, newborns, safety, medicines, medications, cleaning supplies, poisons, poison control, houseplants, plants, emergency, when to call the doctor10/15/200807/10/201807/10/2018Kate M. Cronan, MD07/03/20180f92245f-bd14-4c2d-b58a-6b3754842f38https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/poisoning-sheet.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-aid-guides.html/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-firstaid-enBT.jpg" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p>Most childhood poisonings happen in the home. They usually can be treated at home with advice from the poison control center. But it's important to know when a poisoning is serious enough to need medical treatment.</p> <h3>Signs and Symptoms</h3> <ul> <li>drowsiness</li> <li>sudden change in behavior</li> <li>unusual odor</li> <li>pill pieces on the lips or clothes</li> <li>heavy drooling</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/">vomiting</a></li> <li>confusion</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <ul> <li>If you think that your child has taken a poison and he or she is alert,<strong> contact your local <a class="kh_anchor">poison control center</a> right away for advice (1-800-222-1222).</strong></li> </ul> <h3>Get Emergency Medical Care or Call 911 if:</h3> <ul> <li>Your child has taken a poison and isn't acting normally. It's important to bring the bottle or container of the pills or liquid that your child took. Don't give a child ipecac.</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <p>To help prevent poisoning:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Keep <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/medication-safety.html/">medicines</a> in locked cabinets.</li> <li>Keep <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-poisoning.html/">cleaning products</a> and alcohol in locked cabinets or far out of reach.</li> <li>Discard (or recycle) used <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-batteries.html/">button cell batteries</a> (like those in remote controls) safely. Store unused ones far from children's reach.</li> <li>Never tell a child that medicine tastes like candy.</li> <li>Never put cleaning products in containers that were once used for food or drink.</li> <li>Never put rodent poison on the floor.</li> </ul>
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