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Injury to the body or interference of normal body functions by a substance that is swallowed, inhaled, injected, or absorbed
Symptoms of Poisoning
The following features are indicative of Poisoning:
redness around the mouth
redness around the lips
gasoline like breath
paint thinner like breath
altered mental status
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Common Causes of Poisoning
The following are the most common causes of Poisoning:
Prevention of Poisoning
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Poisoning. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
use products exactly as their labels say
store products according to the labelling instructions
keep dangerous products out of the reach of children
Occurrence of Poisoning
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Poisoning cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Poisoning can occur at any age.
Poisoning can occur in any gender.
Complications of Poisoning if untreated
Yes, Poisoning causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Poisoning is left untreated:
can be fatal
Procedures for Treatment of Poisoning
The following procedures are used to treat Poisoning:
Gastric lavage: It is a measure for lowering the absorption of ingested poisons
Induced vomiting: To lower the absorption
Is Poisoning Infectious?
Yes, Poisoning is known to be infectious.
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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