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General First Aid Information



Poison First Aid Tips


Signs and symptoms

Symptoms vary greatly.
Aids in determining whether poison was swallowed:
  • Information from victim or observer
  • Presence of poison container
  • Condition of victim (sudden onset of pain or illness)
  • Burns around lips
  • Breath odor
  • Pupil contracted to pinpoint size
First aid

All victims,
  • Save label or container for ID and call the doctor immediately.
Conscious victims
  • Dilute the poison with milk or water.
  • Do not neutralize with counteragents.
  • Do not give oils.
Unconscious victims
  • Maintain open airway (victim on side).
  • Give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or CPR if necessary.
  • Do not give fluids.
  • Do not induce vomiting.
  • Do not restrain victim.
  • Loosen tight clothing.
  • Watch for airway obstruction.
  • Do not give fluids.
  • Do not induce vomiting.


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