Poisoning involves injury or death due to ingesting, smelling, or touching harmful substances. In most cases, the toxic substances that cause poisoning are the products we use in our day-to-day life, like cleaning agents, make-up products, medicines and drugs, and even alcohol when taken in excessive amounts. Snake bites and bee stings need immediate medical attention even when they are not poisonous, as their bites or stings may contain venom.
Poisoning is an emergency, and resuscitation plays a crucial part in administering the treatment. Recognizing the symptoms early and identifying what has caused the poisoning is essential for assessing the condition.
The common symptoms include: