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In an Emergency

1. Call the Poison Center Helpline (1-800-222-1222) if you or another person have been exposed to something that might cause an unwanted and/or unexpected reaction.


2. Remain calm - the majority of poison emergencies can be resolved quickly; over the phone


3. Call 9-1-1 if the person is unconscious or has difficulty breathing.




My Child Ate...

Feb 18, 2018
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...Poop, Sunscreen, Nail Polish, Diaper Rash Cream, Cigarette, Etc!!


You've come to the right place. Our medical experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer FREE information, treatment advice and peace of mind. If a child (or you) has been exposed to a potentially harmful substance, the "My Child Ate..." Resource Library will provide you with: substance information, possible symptoms and most importantly, what to do.  


Can't find the information you need?  No time to read? Call your local Poison Center immediately at 1-800-222-1222.  The call is free and confidential.


Click here for information on additional substances not listed on this page, here for the MCA handout and/or here for information re: why medicine bottles/containers should never be used as toys or rattles.


Check back frequently, as we will add to this list often.  Click here if you'd like information about FREE poison prevention education and educational/presentation materials.

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