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What is ipicac?
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People who swallow poisons are given eggs or milk why?
ANSWER That is NOT ALWAYS true. When you are instucted to eat bread and drink milk after injesting poison, that is meant to absorb the poison and slow down the rate at which the body absorbs it. You should NEVER do anything after you or a child ingests poison until you are instructed to do anything. IMMEDIATELY call POISON CONTROL CENTER (1.800.222.1222) in Connecticut, or find the number for Poison Control in your state and post by your phone OR dial 911 right away and WAIT for instructions!!!! Some years ago everyone had a bottle of syrup of ipicac in the medicine chest to induce vomiting when you injested poison. Now the rule of thumb is not to automatically induce vomitting, but to wait for instructions from a rescue worker on the phone. The reason being is that depending on the TYPE of poison injested, vomiting it up can actually cause MORE damage. That's when they will tell you to eat dry bread and drink milk to absorb the poison before you get to a medical facility. Post the number to the nearest Poison Control Center by your phone NOW, before you forget!!! The life you save could be YOUR OWN or your CHILDS. GOOD LUCK---BE SAFE .........ADR0760.........