Tag: Poison Control Center

  • Toddlers getting into Grandpa’s medicines

    From time to time have children, mostly toddlers, in the PICU who are there because of an overdose of a medication meant for somebody else. I frequently see this scenario happen: parents are careful to keep all medicines locked away from curious toddlers, but then the child visits grandparents who, not having small children regularly…

  • Children and toxic plant poisoning

    As I’ve written about before, we commonly see children in the PICU as a result of some toxic ingestion or other. Toddlers take medicines they shouldn’t, but don’t know any better; teenagers also take medicines they shouldn’t, but usually should know better. Toddlers also put anything in their mouths, including plants, and some of these…

  • Toddlers and Grandma's medicines

    We have another child in the PICU who is there because of an overdose of medicine, in this case his grandmother’s antidepressant medication. I frequently see this scenario happen: parents are careful to keep all medicines locked away from curious toddlers, but then the child visits grandparents who, not having small children regularly around the…

  • Toddlers and Grandma’s medicines

    We have another child in the PICU who is there because of an overdose of medicine, in this case his grandmother’s antidepressant medication. I frequently see this scenario happen: parents are careful to keep all medicines locked away from curious toddlers, but then the child visits grandparents who, not having small children regularly around the…