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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
  • vomiting
  • difficulty breathing
  • drowsiness
  • confusion
  • altered mental status
  • drowsiness
  • unconsciousness
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Common Causes of Poisoning

The following are the most common causes of Poisoning:
  • swallowing poison
  • inhaling poison
  • touching poison
  • injecting poison

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.

Common Gender

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:
  • short-term illness
  • brain damage
  • coma
  • 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.

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Poisoning.

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