Poison: First aidPPoison: First aidPoison: First aidEnglishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-05-13T04:00:00ZElizabeth Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE8.0000000000000060.0000000000000641.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to identify signs of poisoning in your child, and how to treat and prevent it.</p><p>A poison is any harmful substance that is inhaled, injected, swallowed or absorbed through the skin. If you suspect your child has been poisoned or exposed to poison, call your regional <a href="/Article?contentid=1121&language=English">poison information centre</a> immediately.</p><p>If your child is showing any signs of illness, altered awareness or anything else that makes you immediately concerned, call 911 or your local ambulance service. </p> <figure> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>If you suspect poisoning, do not wait for symptoms to develop. Seek medical care from a poison information centre or call 911 right away.</li> <li>A child can be poisoned by many things inside and outside the home, including medicines, cleaning products, garden products, cosmetics, paints, crafts or alcohol.</li> <li>When performing first aid, your first step is to avoid touching, tasting or breathing in the poison yourself.</li> <li>If your child has breathed in poison, move them into fresh air.</li> <li>Try and identify the poison for medical personnel so they know exactly how to treat it.</li> </ul><h2>First aid for poisoning</h2> <p>Your regional poison information centre can guide you in providing first aid before your child gets other medical care.</p> <h3>What to do while waiting for medical help to arrive</h3> <ul> <li>Protect yourself from being poisoned. Be very careful not to breathe, taste, or touch the poison yourself.</li> <li>If your child has been exposed to any dangerous fumes and it is safe to do so, get them into fresh air immediately. Follow any treatment directions the poison information centre gives you.</li> <li>If your child has swallowed poison and is awake, give them small sips of water. Do NOT make them vomit.</li> <li>If your child has been burned or spilled on, remove all clothing that the poison has touched and flush skin or eyes with cool or lukewarm water for 15 minutes.</li> <li>If you are able to identify the source of the poison, bring the container or any pill bottles to the emergency room.</li> <li>Monitor your child's breathing. If your child stops breathing, <a href="/Article?contentid=1041&language=English">perform CPR</a>.</li> </ul>
Empoisonnement: premiers soinsEEmpoisonnement: premiers soinsPoison: First aidFrenchNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-05-13T04:00:00ZElizabeth Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE8.0000000000000060.0000000000000641.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p> Apprenez à reconnaître, à traiter et à prévenir les empoisonnements chez votre enfant.</p><p>Les empoisonnements sont causés par l'inhalation, l'injection, l'ingestion ou l'absorption par la peau de produits toxiques. Si vous soupçonnez que votre enfant souffre d'un empoisonnement ou qu'il a été exposé à des produits toxiques, communiquez immédiatement avec le <a href="/Article?contentid=1121&language=French">centre antipoison​</a> de votre région.</p><p>Si votre enfant présente tout signe de malaise ou de changement dans l'état de conscience ou tout autre signe ou symptôme qui vous inquiète dès que vous les observez, composez le 911 ou communiquez avec les services ambulanciers locaux. </p><br><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Si vous soupçonnez que votre enfant souffre d'un empoisonnement, n'attendez pas que des symptômes apparaissent. Communiquez avec un centre antipoison ou composez le 911 sans tarder pour obtenir du secours médical.</li> <li>Votre enfant peut s'empoisonner avec de nombreux produits tant à l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur de votre demeure, y compris les médicaments, les produits de nettoyage et de jardinage, les cosmétiques, les peintures, les matériaux pour travaux artisanaux et l'alcool.</li> <li>Quand vous administrez les premiers soins, la première consigne à respecter est de ne pas aspirer, goûter ni toucher vous-même le produit toxique pour éviter de vous empoisonner.</li> <li>Si votre enfant a aspiré les vapeurs d'un produit toxique, amenez-le immédiatement respirer de l'air frais.</li> <li>Essayez de déterminer quel produit toxique est la source de l'empoisonnement pour que le personnel médical sache exactement quelles mesures prendre.</li></ul> <h2>Premiers ​soins en cas d'empoisonnement</h2> <p> Le personnel de votre centre antipoison régional peut vous guider dans l'administration des premiers soins à votre enfant avant qu'il reçoive les soins médicaux nécessaires.</p> <h3> Que faire en attendant les secours médicaux</h3> <ul><li>Protégez-vous. Assurez-vous de ne pas aspirer, goûter ni toucher vous-même le produit toxique pour éviter de vous empoisonner.</li> <li>Si votre enfant a été exposé à des vapeurs dangereuses, amenez-le immédiatement respirer de l'air frais, s'il n'y a aucun risque de le faire. Suivez toutes les directives qui vous sont transmises par le personnel du centre antipoison.</li> <li>Si votre enfant est conscient après avoir avalé un produit toxique, faites-le boire de petites gorgées d'eau. NE le faites PAS vomir.</li> <li>Si votre enfant subit des brûlures dues à un produit toxique ou qu'un produit toxique est versé sur lui, enlevez tous les vêtements atteints et arrosez la zone de peau atteinte (ou les yeux, le cas échéant) à l'eau tiède ou à la température ambiante pendant 15 minutes.</li> <li>Si vous pouvez déterminer quel produit est en cause, apportez le contenant (ou la bouteille de médicaments, le cas échéant) à la salle d'urgence.</li> <li>Surveillez la respiration de votre enfant. S'il cesse de respirer, administrez-lui la <a href="/Article?contentid=1041&language=French">RCR​</a> (bouche-à-bouche).</li></ul>

 

 

Poison: First aid1047.00000000000Poison: First aidPoison: First aidPEnglishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-05-13T04:00:00ZElizabeth Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE8.0000000000000060.0000000000000641.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to identify signs of poisoning in your child, and how to treat and prevent it.</p><p>A poison is any harmful substance that is inhaled, injected, swallowed or absorbed through the skin. If you suspect your child has been poisoned or exposed to poison, call your regional <a href="/Article?contentid=1121&language=English">poison information centre</a> immediately.</p><p>If your child is showing any signs of illness, altered awareness or anything else that makes you immediately concerned, call 911 or your local ambulance service. </p> <figure> </figure><h2>Signs and symptoms of poisoning</h2> <p>Common signs and symptoms include:</p> <ul> <li>difficulty breathing or swallowing</li> <li>drowsiness or confusion</li> <li>nausea and vomiting</li> <li>skin rash or burns around the mouth and lips</li> <li>burns, stains and odours</li> <li>empty medication bottles</li> <li>chemical-smelling breath or clothing</li> </ul> <p>These are only some of the possible signs and symptoms. Always call a poison information centre or 911 if you suspect poisoning, even if your child shows other signs and symptoms.</p> <h2>Sources of poisoning</h2> <p>A child can be poisoned by:</p> <ul> <li>prescription or over-the-counter medicines</li> <li>illegal (street) drugs</li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=1117&language=English">carbon monoxide gas</a></li> <li>chemicals (for example in bleach and air fresheners)</li> <li>pesticides, herbicides and other lawn, garden, farm or household agents</li> <li>cleaning products</li> <li>cosmetics and personal care products such as nail polish remover, mouthwash or perfume</li> <li>alcohol or products containing alcohol, such as hand sanitizer</li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=1956&language=English">poisonous plants</a></li> <li>gasoline and other car products such as anti-freeze, lock de-icer and windshield washer fluid</li> <li>paints and craft supplies such as glue.</li> </ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>If you suspect poisoning, do not wait for symptoms to develop. Seek medical care from a poison information centre or call 911 right away.</li> <li>A child can be poisoned by many things inside and outside the home, including medicines, cleaning products, garden products, cosmetics, paints, crafts or alcohol.</li> <li>When performing first aid, your first step is to avoid touching, tasting or breathing in the poison yourself.</li> <li>If your child has breathed in poison, move them into fresh air.</li> <li>Try and identify the poison for medical personnel so they know exactly how to treat it.</li> </ul><h2>How to prevent poisoning</h2> <p>Children, especially very young children, explore the world with their hands and mouths and can easily swallow poison by accident. Be sure to <a href="/Article?contentid=1958&language=English">poison-proof your home</a>. Here are some suggestions:</p> <ul> <li>Have working <a href="/Article?contentid=1117&language=English">carbon monoxide detectors</a> in your home.</li> <li>Store medicine, cleaning products, paints and liquid cosmetics in a locked cabinet or out of reach of children.</li> <li>Discard unused or expired medication.</li> <li>If possible, buy medication that has a safety top.</li> <li>Never transfer medicine or other potentially poisonous products into drinking or food containers.</li> <li>Do not put insect poison on the floor.</li> <li>Anything that contains small buttons (remote controls, key fobs, musical books) should be kept out of reach of children. If a child is playing with one of these devices, they should do so while closely supervised. Small button-cell batteries can be ingested by small children and can cause very serious injury.</li> <li>Survey your own home and any other home where your child spends time (babysitter, grandparents, cottage, etc.).</li> </ul><h2>First aid for poisoning</h2> <p>Your regional poison information centre can guide you in providing first aid before your child gets other medical care.</p> <h3>What to do while waiting for medical help to arrive</h3> <ul> <li>Protect yourself from being poisoned. Be very careful not to breathe, taste, or touch the poison yourself.</li> <li>If your child has been exposed to any dangerous fumes and it is safe to do so, get them into fresh air immediately. Follow any treatment directions the poison information centre gives you.</li> <li>If your child has swallowed poison and is awake, give them small sips of water. Do NOT make them vomit.</li> <li>If your child has been burned or spilled on, remove all clothing that the poison has touched and flush skin or eyes with cool or lukewarm water for 15 minutes.</li> <li>If you are able to identify the source of the poison, bring the container or any pill bottles to the emergency room.</li> <li>Monitor your child's breathing. If your child stops breathing, <a href="/Article?contentid=1041&language=English">perform CPR</a>.</li> </ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Poison_first_aid.jpgPoison: First aid

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