The Poison Post ®
June 2020 Edition
When used responsibly, fireworks are a fun way to celebrate with friends and family. Unfortunately, serious injuries, poisonings, and fatalities can occur when they are mishandled, unintentionally swallowed, or when they malfunction. Read More
Lionfish are invasive, meat-eating fish that reproduce quickly. They have defensive spines on their bodies that can cause painful stings. Symptoms can include swelling, tenderness, redness, sweating, and muscle weakness. Read More
Personal lubricants come in many varieties but are generally safe when used correctly. The most common adverse effect from personal lubricants is irritation.To prevent adverse effects, follow the manufacturer's guidelines for proper use. Read More
Crotamiton is a medication sometimes used to treat scabies infestation. While other pesticide and drug combinations have taken the place of crotamiton as first-line therapy, it remains an option for the treatment of scabies. Read More
Pyrantel is an important drug for the control of intestinal worms in people and animals. Pyrantel is a safe, effective, and inexpensive treatment for intestinal worms, and usually cures the condition after a single dose. Read More
Both Dieffenbachia and Philodendron are great houseplants for beginners. However, both plants contain oxalates that can be irritating when touched or swallowed. Keep houseplants out of reach of kids and pets. Read More