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First Aid for Poisonings

  • If the person is unconscious, having a seizure, or having trouble breathing or swallowing, call 911 immediately

For Swallowed Poisons

  • Rinse your mouth with water or wipe out the mouth of a child with a wet cloth
  • Do not make yourself or anyone else throw up (vomit)
  • Call 1-800-565-8161 for further instructions

For Breathed In Poisons

  • Take yourself or the person involved to fresh air immediately. Do not put yourself in danger by breathing in poisonous fumes
  • Call 1-800-565-8161 for further instructions

For Poisons in the Eye

  • Rinse eyes with lukewarm running water for 15-20 minutes
  • Call 1-800-565-8161 for further instructions

For Poisons on the Skin

  • Remove any clothing and jewellery that the poison has touched
  • Rinse skin with lukewarm running water for 15-20 minutes
  • Call 1-800-565-8161 for further instructions

For Bites and Stings

  • Wash the bite/sting with soap and water
  • Remove any stingers by running the edge of a credit card over the area
  • Call 1-800-565-8161 for further instructions

Please Note: The information provided here is not intended to replace treatment advice from the Poison Centre. It is recommended that you contact the Poison Centre for all real or suspected poisonings.