GPC Rabies Safety Tips
Rabies and Animal Safety
What is it? Rabies is a preventable viral disease that affects the brain and ultimately leads to death if not treated in time. How does it spread? The rabies virus is typically spread through the saliva of an infected host. In… Read More
8:00 PM A grandmother calling for her 11-year-old grandson, who accidentally took an additional dose of his Concerta (methylphenidate) this evening. 8:04 PM Parents accidentally doubled dosed their 3-year-old son with 10mg total dose of Zyrtec (cetirizine). 8:05 PM A nurse calling for a 16-month-old male whose mother found him chewing on an unknown blue pill 1 hour ago. 8:06 PM A healthcare facility calls regarding a 33-year-old male who was exposed to an industrial strength bleach to his right eye. 8:14 PM Mom calls about 10-month-old daughter who received incorrect dose of cefdinir antibiotic due to incorrect labeling at the pharmacy. 8:22 PM A mom reported that her 18-month-old, 21lb daughter bit into a Cascade Dishwashing Pac and got a taste in her mouth. 8:30 PM A caller states that their 6-year-old dog ate 2 blocks of unknown rat poison. 8:40 PM A 68-year-old woman called asking for advice after she accidentally brushed her teeth with her 1% hydrocortisone cream instead of her toothpaste. 8:44 PM **ROBO CALL** (we get about 3-4 a day!) 8:46 PM A mother reported that her 4-year-old son doubled dosed on his allergy medication and received 25mg of diphenhydramine total. 8:48 PM An urgent care calling to report a dog bite in an 8-year-old female and wanted recommendations for rabies vaccinations. 8:49 PM Healthcare facility calls in with a 3-year-old female believed to have ingested several Children’s Flintstone Multi-vitamin Complete Gummies. 8:52 PM Dad calling for his 2-year-old daughter who received 13.5mL of Infant’s ibuprofen 50mg/1.25ml instead of Children’s ibuprofen 100mg/5ml.
2:05 PM Owner of a dog calling because the pup chewed a tube of artist paint. 2:07 PM Emergency department nurse calling about a 35-year-old male and a 25-year-old male who both got sprayed in the eyes with pepper spray 2 hours ago. 2:15 PM Adult male calling stating he ate a small piece of aluminum foil that was stuck to bottom of his pizza. 2:18 PM An 18-year-old 172lb male ingested a taste of ethyl alcohol mouthwash 5 min. ago while gargling. 2:21 PM Veterinarian called about concerns of rabies in a never before vaccinated cat that was attacked by an unknown animal. 2:22 PM Emergency department doctor calling about a 47-year-old male brought in for presumed ethyl alcohol and salicylate intoxication. 2:24 PM A mom calling about a 5-month-old that sucked on a Lysol Mango and Hibiscus Disinfecting Wipe. 2:25 PM Adult male calling stated he drank a pint of antiseptic mouth wash to get intoxicated and is worried he has harmed himself. 2:26 PM Mom called about 4-year-old who ingested Liquid Stitch permanent adhesive. 2:39 PM Caller wanting clarification about correct use of Proctozone-HC (hydrocortisone) 2.5% cream and warning “for external use only”. 2:40 PM Doctor calling from the emergency department regarding a mother who is slightly symptomatic and her daughter who is asymptomatic due to carbon monoxide exposure over the past 1.5 week. 2:42 PM Mom calling about her 2-year old that ingested his own diarrhea. 2:52 PM Call from a hospital regarding an 18-year-old female who intentionally ingested about 50 tablets of an old acetaminophen bottle, 500mg. 2:54 PM Caller accidentally drank hydrogen peroxide 3% that was put into a water bottle.
A poison is anything that can make you sick or kill you if you eat it, breathe it, or get it in your eyes or on your skin. Poisoning continues to be one of the leading causes of injury and… Read More
The Georgia Poison Center (GPC) is a 24-hour poison emergency information service as well as a poisoning education resource for health care professionals and residents of Georgia. Thousands of Georgians benefit each year from the Poison Center’s services. Poison Hotline… Read More