|National Poison Prevention Week takes place March 15, 2020 to March 21, 2020. Have you thought about what you would do if your child swallowed your prescription medication because they thought it was candy? What if your child mistakenly used hydrocortisone cream to brush their teeth because they thought it was toothpaste? There is help! You can call the Poison Help Number at 1-800-222-1222. This line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The phone number should be stored as a contact in your cell phone in the case of an emergency. Of course if the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, dial 9-1-1 immediately.
The key poison prevention tips for medication, according to the Center for Disease Control, is to 1) Lock up your medication, 2) Know the number for poison control, 3) Read the label and make sure you are giving the correct dosage and 4) Don’t keep your medication if you don’t need it.
To read the full article, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/safechild/Poisoning/index.html
To review these and other key prevention tips, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/