Iowa Poison Control Center
24 Hours / 7 Days a Week 1.800.222.1222

First Aid for Poisoning

 Has the person collapsed or stopped breathing?

  • Call 911 or your local emergency number right away.

     

Poison in the eyes?

  • Rinse eyes with running water for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Call 1-800-222-1222
     

Poison on the skin?

  • Take off any clothing that the poison touched.

  • Rinse skin with running water for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Call 1-800-222-1222

Inhaled poison?

  • Get to fresh air right away.

  • Call 1-800-222-1222

Swallowed the wrong medicine or too much medicine

  • Call 1-800-222-1222

Swallowed something that isn't food or medicine?

  • Drink a small amount of milk or water.

  • Call 1-800-222-1222

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