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11pm-11:59pm (14 calls)

Posted: February 10th, 2010 | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »
  1. A 38 year old woman got out of the shower and did not have her glasses on.  She reached for her aerosol spray deodorant but instead used Scrubbing Bubbles.
  2. A 23 year old female was brought to the ER after confessing to her mother that she had ingested several handfuls of over the counter sleeping pills and alcohol.
  3. A 32 year old man called because he reached into the medicine cabinet to take his allergy pill and inadvertently grabbed a bottle of old pain medication.  He knows this medicine makes him very groggy and he works nights at a factory.  He is about to leave for work and wonders what he can do to counteract the effects.
  4. A 35 year old man spilled a gallon of paint thinner in his lap.  He is experiencing extreme pain and some skin peeling in his groin area.
  5. A caller stated that his downstairs neighbors had their wood floors stained today and the smell has been giving him a headache and is preventing him from sleeping.
  6. An adult woman called because she had a glass of milk and when she got to the bottom, she noticed several granules of dishwasher detergent in the glass.
  7. An ER physician called for treatment advice regarding a 14 year old that ingested an unknown amount of over-the-counter analgesic.  She is refusing to tell him exactly what she took.
  8. An adult female caller wanted to know the symptoms of heroin withdrawal and if they are life threatening.
  9. A 34 year old man took some pills from his roommate, thinking they were Valium®.  Turns out they were diabetes medication; the patient is now comatose and having seizures because his blood sugar is so low.
  10. A mother called after the dog got into her 6 year old’s bedroom; the dog had a gel anti-flea product applied on his head and it had gotten all over her child and the child’s bed.
  11. A 12 year old went to take some Tylenol® for a headache and accidentally took the Tylenol PM®.  Mom called to make sure the ‘PM part’ would not adversely affect her 12 year old who is small for her age.
  12. A mother called because both she and her husband gave their infant daughter a dose of children’s ibuprofen suspension within an hour of each other.
  13. An ER nurse called about a 56 year old patient who ingested an unknown amount of Flexeril®.
  14. A 36 year old woman called to ask if over the counter cough syrup could be causing her blurry vision.

***IPC specialists also made 5 calls to homes and hospitals to follow up on the clinical course of patients we had been consulted on.

This is only the last hour of a day in the life of the poison center!  Click here to read the rest.

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