If you suspect a poisoning or ingestion of a toxic substance, call the Kentucky Poison Control Center of Norton Children’s Hospital. All calls and consultations are free and confidential.
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Norton Children’s provides toxicology care for infants, children and teens with acute and chronic poison exposure. We provide emergency care and consultations for potential poison exposures, including ingestion, overdose and environmental exposures.
Children can accidentally or intentionally ingest, inhale or overdose many toxic substances. Here are some common toxins that children and teens may have access to and could potentially ingest:
Treating a poisoning, ingestion or overdose depends on the type of toxin and exposure, how much was ingested and how long ago the ingestion happened. Some treatments may include: