Wilderness: Pufferfish Poisoning Topic Guide
Pufferfish Poisoning: The poison found in pufferfish, blowfish, balloon fish, toads, sunfish, porcupine fish, toadfish, globefish, and swellfish is a tetrodotoxin. Tetrodotoxin is one of the most toxic poisons found in nature. If a person suffers from pufferfish poisoning seek medical care immediately.
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Poisoning Poisoning can have serious signs or symptoms including nausea, vomiting, trouble breathing, seizure, confusion, or pain. The National Poisong Control Center phone number in the U.S. 1-800-222-1222. Causes of poisoning include medications, chemicals, lead, and more. Treatment depends upon the type of poisoning.