Poisonings are an all too frequent occurrence in the pediatric population. The best care for poisonings is preventing them in the first place.  Please go through your house carefully and place ALL possible toxic substances (medicines, vitamins, perfumes, cleaning solutions, gasoline, fertilizers, etc.) behind locked doors.  This cannot be stressed strongly enough.


The Poison Control Center number is 1-800-222-1222. Call Poison Control immediately if your child has ingested anything that may be poisonous.