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12pm-1pm (15 calls)

Posted: February 10th, 2010 | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »
  1. A 2 year old girl was playing in mom’s dresser and squirted perfume into her eyes.
  2. An adult female patient presented to the emergency room with severely blistered hands.  The patient recently purchased some ‘all natural’ household cleaner, and she assumed since all the ingredients were all-natural it would be safe to use to disinfect her hands.  The product’s ingredients, while perfectly natural, were caustic and caused chemical burns.
  3. While visiting his grandparents, a 2 year old was found chewing on a discarded lidocaine patch he had found in the garbage.
  4. A school nurse called because one of her students had been dared to swallow 5 pieces of nicotine gum.  The student feels very shaky and nauseated.
  5. A toddler bit into a bath bead.
  6. A school nurse called because a 9 year old student was chewing on a gel pen and it exploded in his mouth.
  7. A caller is starting to plan her spring garden.  A new neighbor moved in with small children so she would like to obtain toxicity information on the plants she usually grows in her garden.
  8. A 3 year old was playing with a can of ant and roach killer and sprayed some into his mouth.
  9. An 8 month old dumped a container of cornstarch baby powder on his head.  He may have gotten some in his eyes and/or mouth.
  10. An ER called about a farmer who came to them with difficulty breathing from “the gas that comes off green corn”.
  11. A 5 year old licked his hands after mom squirted melon scented hand sanitizer on his hands before lunch.
  12. An adult caller was using a Brillo pad to clean a stain on his underwear.  As a result of vigorously scrubbing, some of the Brillo cleanser flew into his eye.
  13. A 2 year old got into the Tylenol Meltaways® and ingested up to 23 tablets.
  14. A mom called, she is visiting her boyfriend’s parents (who are smokers) and found her 2 year old with a cigarette but in his mouth.
  15. A 2 year old ingested a swallow of household bleach.

***IPC specialists also made 10 calls to homes and hospitals to follow up on the clinical course of patients we had been previously consulted on.

This is just 1 hour of the day; read the rest here.

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4 Comments on “12pm-1pm (15 calls)”

  1. 1 Terri Suzuki said at 1:55 pm on February 10th, 2010:

    Hey IL Poison Center-

    We’re enjoying your blog today at the Washington Poison Center. We Facebook/Tweeted your efforts today and yesterday. My family, who are also on our Facebook, keep calling me about your calls! They can’t believe how many calls are from law enforcement and hospitals.

  2. 2 Carol said at 1:57 pm on February 10th, 2010:

    Thanks Terri!

  3. 3 Shannon Holcombe said at 2:57 pm on February 10th, 2010:

    Hi IPC,
    We are here at the Oklahoma Poison Control Center and have been following your blog today as well. Great idea! A wonderful way to educate the public about the Center and to see how valuable and needed you are.

  4. 4 one manic ninja said at 6:01 pm on April 20th, 2010:

    oh my god i am NEVER having children.

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