Poisoning from an ingestion of candle wax.
- Various candles
- May cause intestinal obstruction if consumed in large quantities
Call Poison Control for further guidance.
Before Calling Emergency
Determine the following information:
- The patient’s age, weight, and condition
- The name of the product (ingredients and strengths, if known)
- The time it was swallowed
- The amount swallowed
Poison Control, or a local emergency number
They will instruct you if it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital. See Poison Control centers for telephone numbers and addresses.
What to expect at the emergency room
Some or all of the following procedures may be performed:
- Treat the symptoms.
Recovery is very likely.
by Janet G. Derge, M.D.
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