What is poisoning?
Poison is any substance that is harmful to your body. Many different types of poison exist. Poisonous substances can be products you have in your house.
Medicines that aren’t taken as directed can be harmful. There are several ways you can be exposed to poison. You could breathe it in, swallow it, or absorb it through your skin. Poisoning can be an accident or a planned action.
Symptoms of poisoning
The effects of poisoning depend on the substance, amount, and type of contact. Your age, weight, and state of health also affect your symptoms.
Possible symptoms of poisoning include:
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Redness or sores around the mouth
- Dry mouth
- Drooling or foaming at the mouth
- Trouble breathing
- Dilated pupils (bigger than normal) or constricted pupils (smaller than normal)
- Shaking or seizures
- Akwu ojukwu (special palm fruit)
- Bitter kola