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Alternative namesMyristical oil is from nutmeg and/or mace, which can be found in health-food stores. Toxicity is usually from overdose or allergic reaction. Exposure to the eyes or other mucous membranes can also cause irritation.
Home TreatmentCall Poison Control. For any toxic ingestion, seek emergency medical care immediately.
Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following information:
Poison Control, or a local emergency numberThey 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 poison 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)This material is not very toxic. Recovery is likely.
Update Date: 4/16/2004Cherlin 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