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Signs and Symptoms of Poisoning

Image of AAPCC Poison Help logoFor more information about poisoning, visit the American Association of Poison Control Centers at or call Poison Help 1-800-222-1222. Keep this number handy and visible near all telephones in the home, work place, and childcare agencies.

Signs and symptoms of poisoning include:

  • Sudden seizures, unconsciousness, confusion, nausea, vomiting, or illness when access to poisons is possible.
  • Opened bottles or packages of drugs or poisonous chemicals found near an ill or unconscious casualty.
  • Berries, leaves, plants, or other poisonous substances in the mouth. (Other swallowed poisons may include; wild mushrooms, household or lawn & garden chemicals, hair dye or cosmetic products, and over-the-counter and/or prescription medications.)
  • Pain or burning sensation in the throat.
  • Burns or discoloration around the mouth area.
  • Unusual odor on the breath.
  • Odors of a petroleum product, in the area and on the breath – such as; kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid, and furniture polish. (Other poisons include: Acids such as; rust removers, toilet bowl cleaners. Alkalis such as; lye, bleach, and ammonia.)


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