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Alternative namesThis poisoning from an overdose of mouthwash.
Poisonous IngredientEthanol (drinking alcohol)
Home TreatmentCall Poison Control. Seek emergency medical care immediately.
Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following:
Poison Control, or a local emergency numberSee Poison Control centers for telephone numbers and addresses. Take the container with you to the emergency room.
What to expect at the emergency roomSome or all of the following procedures may be performed:
Expectations (prognosis)If the patient survives the first 24 hours without any major problems, survival is very likely. Poisoning symptoms will be from ethyl alcohol, and not as likely from the other agents mentioned.
Update Date: 2/12/2004Cherlin 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