It is essential to seek medical advice for these reasons, even if the current effects appear to be minimal or absent. Therefore, it is necessary to gather as much information about the circumstances as possible. It may include the type of poison suspected, the amount or quantity consumed, and the method of entry into the body. In addition, clues may be present, for example, empty pillboxes, bottles, trays or unused medication scattered about the person.
Tomorrow we will explore the management of a person who has been poisoned.
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