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By contactus@steppingstonepediatrics.com
January 07, 2019
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Most common poisons in children

  • cosmetics and personal care products
  • cleaning substances and laundry products
  •  pain medicine
  • foreign bodies such as toys, coins, thermometers
  • topical preparations 
  • vitamins
  • antihistamines
  • pesticides
  • plants
  • antimicrobials

 

Bottom Line:

Children will swallow anything they can reach. Most of the time, these objects pass through the gastrointestinal tract with no trouble; the object turns up in the child's stool. Sometimes, surgery is needed to remove the object(s). In one recent study, coins made up 80 percent of swallowed foreign objects that had to be removed by surgery.

Source: https://www.poison.org/articles/2012-oct/kids-will-swallow-anything & https://www.poison.org/common-and-dangerous-poisons

 




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