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Poison Control First Aid

Poison control first aid is incumbent upon many different factors. Here is a list of poison control first aid steps you can take in most any situation. Remember, if you are ever in doubt as to what to do, call 1-800-222-1222 to talk to someone who can guide you through poison control first aid.

  • If someone has poison in their eyes and they wear contact lenses you should remove them. Next, you should rinse their eyes in warm running water for at least 15 minutes. Seek out medical attention.
  • If someone has poison on their skin you should have them take off their clothing immediately. The person's skin should be rinsed in running water for 15 minutes. If there is any sign of burns to the skin you should take them to the hospital.
  • If someone has taken too much medicine call 911 immediately.
  • If someone has taken the wrong medicine you should call 1-800-222-1222 to find out the next steps you should take. They will let you know if you should proceed with poison control first aid or if you should seek out medical treatment.
  • If someone has swallowed a poison like a household cleaner call 1-800-222-1222 before you have them drink anything or induce vomiting.

Contacting the poison control center as soon as a poisoning occurs can save someone's life. Poison control first aid should not be put off. You should contact the poison control center even if you think the person is fine because poison control first aid may still have to be performed. Many times the poison control center can tell you what to do and going to a hospital is not necessary. However, you should follow the advice of poison control first aid professionals and do what they tell you even if you do not agree with what they tell you.

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