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treatment of poisioning

Treatment of poisioning

• Seek immediate medical help


• Try and identify the poison if possible

• Check for signs like burns around mouth, breathing difficulty or vomiting

• Induce vomiting if poison swallowed

• In case of convulsions, protect the person from self injury

• If the vomit falls on the skin, wash it thoroughly

• Position the victim on the left till medical help arrives

For inhalation poisoning

• Seek immediate emergency help

• Get help before you attempt to rescue others

• Hold a wet cloth to cover your nose and mouth

• Open all the doors and windows

• Take deep breaths before you begin the rescue

• Avoid lighting a match

• Check the patient's breathing

• Do a CPR, if necessary

• If the patient vomits, take steps to prevent choking


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