How To Treat Poisoning

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Overview Of Poisoning

  • Every year hundreds of individuals from all ageEvery year hundreds of individuals from all age groups need medical assistance for poisoning from goods generally found around the home. groups need medical assistance for poisoning from goods generally found around the home.
  • These products consist of medications, cleaning agents, peroxides, swimming pool agents, pesticides, gasoline and cosmetics.
  • Symptoms and dealing with poisoning is influenced by which poison is taken, the amount that was taken and how it got into your body.

Phone your GP, even if there are no signs of poisoning, especially when someone:

  • Consumes, drinks or breathes in an alleged or known poison.
  • Gets poison in the eyes or any area of skin.
  • Is bitten or pricked by spiders, reptiles or insects.

In Case of Poisoning

If a casualty is unconscious but still breathing:

  • Call for an ambulance.
  • Put the casualty in the recovery position.

If the casualty is unconscious and has breathing problems:

  • Call for an ambulance.
  • Start CPR right away.

First Aid For Poisoning


If the casualty is awake:

  • Do not encourage vomiting. Immediately wash their mouth.
  • Keep the substance or medication container with you.

On the skin

  • Carefully get rid of clothing that might contain the poison.
  • Rinse the skin with soap and clean with warm running water.

In the eye

  • Clean the eyes with a gentle stream of water for about 15 minutes.
  • Do not use any eye drops.


  • Get the casualty to an area where there is clean air, without putting yourself in danger.
  • Undo any close-fitting clothing that is surrounding the neck.
  • Open windows and doors, if the casualty is inside.
  • Avoid inhaling any fumes. Do not attempt to save an unconscious casualty where an extremely lethal or unidentified gas is concerned, without a proper breathing device. You might become a victim yourself.

Where to Get Assistance

  • If the casualty has passed out, phone for an ambulance right away.
  • Phone the Poisons Information Center if you think someone has been poisoned.
  • Consult with a GP.

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