Mississippi Poison Control Center


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  • Emergency Information

    If the person has collapsed or stopped breathing, call 911.

    Poison in the eyes

    • Remove contact lenses if present.
    • Rinse the eyes with lukewarm running water for 15 to 20 minutes. Have the victim blink as much as possible. Do not force the eyes open.
    • Call 1-800-222-1222.

    Poison on the skin

    • Take off any substance that the person may have touched.
    • Rinse the skin with lukewarm running water for 15 to 20 minutes.
    • Call 1-800-222-1222.

    Inhaled poison

    • Immediately get the person to fresh air.
    • If the person is not arousable or not breathing CALL 911 and begin CPR.
    • If the person is coughing, gagging, short of breath or having difficulty breathing CALL 911.
    • If indoors, open all doors and windows.
    • Call 1-800-222-1222.

    Swallowed the wrong medicine or too much medicine

    • If the person is not arousable or not breathing CALL 911 and begin CPR.
    • Call the Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.
    • The treatment for an ingested poison varies depending on the poison.  Call for advice.

    Swallowed something that is not food or drink

    • If the person is not arousable or not breathing CALL 911 and begin CPR.
    • Call the Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.
    • The treatment for an ingested poison varies depending on the poison.  Call for advice.
    • Antidote labels may be wrong.  Do not give salt, vinegar, citrus juice or induce vomiting unless instructed to do so by the Poison Control Center.

    Snake bite

    • Do not attempt to catch or kill the snake.
    • Slowly back away from the snake.
    • Transport the person to a hospital.  Lay the person flat and keep the bitten part of the body at the level of the rest of the body.  Do not elevate or dangle a bitten arm or leg.
    • Do not attempt to cut the bite area.
    • Do not suck the bitten area.
    • Do not apply ice to the bitten area.
    • Do not apply a tourniquet.
    • Do not shoot the area with a gun.
    • Call 1-800-222-1222.  The Poison Control Center can notify the hospital that the patient is coming and provide treatment advice.

    Suicide attempt

    • If the person is not arousable or not breathing CALL 911 and begin CPR.
    • CALL 911 and have the person taken to a hospital.  Even if the person is refusing medical care, it is very important that they be evaluated.  Explain to them that they need medical evaluation even if they feel fine.
    • Call 1-800-222-1222.  The Poison Control Center can notify the hospital that the patient is coming and provide treatment advice.