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Alternative namesPoisoning from contact with the sap of the plant or the eating of it.
Poisonous IngredientOften thought to be toxic, but toxicity rarely occurs.
Home TreatmentWash off skin if irritation is felt from exposure. Dilute with water or milk for ingestion. Contact Poison Control Center for appropriate treatment.
Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following information:
Poison Control, or a local emergency number
They will instruct you if it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital. See Poison Control centers for telephone numbers and addresses. Bring the plant with you to the emergency room.
What to expect at the emergency room
Some or all of the following procedures may be performed:
Very good. This plant is not considered very toxic.
Update Date: 2/23/2004Cherlin Johnson, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT