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Poison First Aid

Has the person collapsed or stopped breathing?
  Call 911 or your local emergency number right away.

Swallowed the wrong medicine or too much medicine?
  Call 1-800-222-1222.

Inhaled poison?
  Get to fresh air right away.
  Call 1-800-222-1222.

Poison on the skin?
  Take off any clothing that the poison touched.
  Rinse skin with running water for 15 to 20 minutes.
  Call 1-800-222-1222

Poison in the eyes?
  Rinse eyes with running water for 15 to 20 minutes.
  Call 1-800-222-1222.

For more detailed information about first aid by type of exposure, click here.



Types of Exposures
Carolinas Poison Center    P.O. Box 32861    Charlotte  NC    28232-2861    1-800-222-1222  •  © 2014