Poisons

Poisoning

The Center for Poison Control states on their website that in 2008 they had over 2.4 million calls for poisonings. Often misunderstood, a poison is ANY substance that enters the body and causes harm or illness. A Tylenol that a child eats, rat bait, wasp stings and alcohol are all considered poisons. This article will …

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Syrup of Ipecac: Why It Has Fallen Out of Favor?

Syrup of ipecac may soon be thrown out from the medicine cabinet. In the past, ipecac was a household staple commonly used to induce vomiting in victims of poisoning. But recently, the American Academy of Paediatrics no longer recommends the use of syrup of ipecac for first aid of accidental poisoning at home. Clinical experience shows that …

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