Iron Poisoning Topic Guide
Iron Poisoning (in Children): Acute iron poisoning usually occurs in children less than 6 years of age. Symptoms of iron poisoning in a child include severe vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and dehydration. If a person suspects a child has swallowed iron pills, they should take the child to an emergency department immediately.
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