Home remedies for poisoning

All things are poisons, for there is nothing without poisonous qualities. It is only the dose which makes a thing poison.

– Paracelsus

In most cases, it is a moment of confusion when there is poisoning. At that moment, everyone around starts suggesting his own first aid/home remedy.

Once a person is poisoned, the first aid to give depends on:

  1. The type of poison
  2. The mode of poisoning (swallowed, inhaled, eye, or on the skin).

For swallowed poison;

  • Check for the instruction on the poison container, and follow it.
  • For irritating poisons, give some water/milk to the victim if; he’s awake, can swallow, and not convulsing.
  • Rush him/her to the hospital.

Note: Please, do not give palm oil to a victim of swallowed poisons because, it can block the airway, and worsen the condition.

For inhaled poisons;

  • Quickly move the victim to a place with fresh air devoid of toxic fumes.
  • If he vomits, turn his head to the side to avoid Choking.
  • If the person isn’t moving or breathing, start Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) compression, and rescue breathing
  • Move the person to the hospital.

For poison in the eye;

  • Remove contact lenses if any
  • Pour clean water in the eye for at least 15 minutes (don’t use soap, or soapy water).
  • Encourage the victim to blink.
  • Move to the hospital.

One thought

  1. For inhaled poison you mentioned about CPR and obviously didn’t explain further for proper understanding if we are to follow this. *PS* I am happy to have come across this,it’s a moment to stop depending on red Oil for everything we do,a times they are poison itself. #Say No To Self Medication# Do the things to resuscitate and then visit a hospital.

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