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Emergencies
 Call 911 right away  whenever your child experiences any of the following:
  • Choking, skin turning blue, unconscious or stopped breathing;
  • Having prolonged (lasting 2 to 3 minutes) seizures or several convulsions in a row;
  • Great difficulty breathing (chest is caving in when gasping for breath);
  • Serious injuries that may need urgent casting, x-ray, major suturing, surgery or the like.
Poison Help
Information

Children can get very sick if they come in contact with medicines, household products, pesticides, chemicals, cosmetics or plants. This can happen at any age and can cause serious reactions. However, most children who come in contact with these things are not poisoned. And most kids who are ‘poisoned’ are not permanently hurt if they are treated promptly.

If a child is unconscious, not breathing, having convulsions or having seizures, call or have someone call 911 right away. When the child is not or has stopped breathing, you or somebody who knows can immediately start Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Do not stop administering CPR until the child breathes on his/her own or someone else can take over.

Poison Help Line

When your child does not have any of these above-mentioned symptoms, call the  Poison Help Line @ 1-800-222-1222 . A poison expert in your area is available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. You can also call this number when you have a question about a poison or poison prevention. 1-800-222-1222 is a nationwide toll-free number that directs your call to your Regional Poison Center.

Points To Remember:
  • Keep all medicines & household products locked up and out of the child’s reach.
  • Use safety latches on drawers and cabinets where you keep objects that maybe dangerous to your child.
  • Store medicines & household products in their original containers. Many dangerous items look like food or drinks. For example, your child may mistake powdered dish soap for sugar or lemon liquid cleaner for lemonade.
  • Store toothpaste, soap, shampoo and other items used daily in a different locked cabinet from dangerous products like: a) cleaning products, b) pesticides, c) furniture polish, d) gasoline, kerosene, lamp oil & d) medicines (iron medicines are one of the most serious causes of poisoning in children younger than 5 years).
  • Have smoke detectors & carbon monoxide detectors installed in strategic areas of your house.
  • Be prepared for a poison emergency. Post the ‘Poison Help Line’ number by every phone in your home. Be sure your baby sitter knows this number.


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