This poisoning is caused by swallowing a pencil eraser.
- Pencil erasers
- May cause some intestinal obstruction, resulting in Abdominal pain
Call Poison Control for further information.
Before Calling Emergency
Determine the following information:
- The patient’s age, weight, and condition
- Name of product (as well as the ingredients and strength, 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. Bring the poison container with you to the emergency room.
What to expect at the emergency room
The symptoms will be treated if the patient is instructed to go to the emergency room.
Since pencil erasers are considered relatively nontoxic, recovery is likely.
by Arthur A. Poghosian, M.D.
All ArmMed Media material is provided for information only and is neither advice nor a substitute for proper medical care. Consult a qualified healthcare professional who understands your particular history for individual concerns.