The Poison Post ®
September 2020 Edition
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False eyelashes and lash extensions add an extra "pop" to your eyes. If used incorrectly, the adhesives used to apply false lashes can cause serious toxicity or injury. Read More
Although uncommon, coral snake bites can potentially lead to severe neurotoxicity if left untreated. All suspected bites should be evaluated and monitored in a hospital for at least 24 hours due to the delayed onset of symptoms. Read More
Eluxadoline is a medication used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults. There are important safety considerations for eluxadoline including rare but serious side effects and a potential for drug-drug interactions. Read More
You can gauge the extent and location of your dog's pain by watching his behavior, mood, and response to being touched. Over-the-counter pain medications intended for humans should never be used in dogs without consulting a veterinarian. Read More
Cocklebur plants grow prickly burrs that cling to clothing and fur. Although they might look and taste like sunflower seeds, cocklebur seeds should never be eaten! The seeds can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, low blood sugar, seizures, and even severe liver injury. Read More
Hydraulic fluids keep machine parts lubricated, transfer heat, and remove impurities. There are many types of hydraulic fluids, and all should be considered potentially dangerous.