Iron Poisoning (cont.)
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Iron Poisoning in Children Self-Care at Home
If you suspect a child has accidentally swallowed iron tablets, call a doctor or poison control center immediately. You can locate your regional poison control center phone number before an emergency by checking the Website of the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
Iron Poisoning in Children Prevention
Iron Poisoning in Children Prognosis
Full recovery is likely for children (or adults) who show no symptoms for at least 6 hours after swallowing pills. Those with symptoms may be ill and require more aggressive treatment.
Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/21/2016
Douglas S Lee, MD
Ruben Olmedo, MD
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