Poisoning

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Poisons control           – 0800 333 444

Emergency Poison Treatment (see treatment below)

  • Acid – Acetone – Alcohol – Ammonia – Asprin
  • Battery Acid – Battery (button type) – Benzine – Bleach
  • Camphorated Oil – Carbon Tetrochloride – Caustic Soda – Chlorine (for pools) – Cold and Flue Medication – Condi’s Crystals – Cosmetics – Cough Syrup
  • Deodorants – Detergents – Diesel Fuel – Dish washing Liquid – Dishwasher Powder – Disinfectants – Drain Cleaner – Dye (hair or fabric) 
  • Fabric Softener – Fertilizer – Firelighter – Flouride Tablets – Flue and cold medication – Furniture Oil
  • Gasoline – Glue (contact type) – Glue (other)
  • Hydrochloric Acid – Hair Dye – Hair (perm lotion) – Hair Straightener – Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Iron Tablets – Insect Repellent – Insecticide
  • Laundry Powder and Tablets
  • Kerosene
  • Liniments
  • Medicines (oral) – Metal Cleaners and Polishes – Mothballs
  • Nail Varnish Remover
  • Oil of Wintergreen – Oven Cleaner
  • Paint (oil) – Paint Remover – Paracetamol – Paraffin – Perm Lotion (hair) – Pesticides –  Perfume – Petrol – Pills
  • Rat Bait – Sedatives  – Shampoo – Snail Bait – Soap
  • Tablets – Thinners – Toilet Cleaner – Turpentine
  • Varnish – Vitamins
  • Washing Powder – Window Cleaner – White Spirits – Weed Killer – Wintergreen Oil

Treatment – Match Colours

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DO NOT make the victim vomit

DO NOT give victim anything to eat or drink

WEED KILLER – give activated charcoal

Get victim to hospital immediately

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DO give victim milk or water immediately (half to full cup)

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DO NOT make victim vomit

FLOURIDE TABLETS – give milk

DO give victim a half to full cup of milk or water immediately

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DO GIVE victim Activated Charcoal to absorb substance

Activated Charcoal

Adult Dose – 50 to 100g in 200 to 500ml water

Child Dose – 20 to 50g in 100 to 300ml water

Infant Dose – 10g in 50 to 100ml water