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First aid for children


If you think someone has been poisoned, contact the Poison Information Service immediately: 0800-POISON (0800‑764‑766), or seek medical advice from another health professional.

Phone 111 for an ambulance if:

Don't try to make your child vomit or give them food or liquid until you've been given advice.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed April 2018.

See also:

Asthma action plans & emergencies

Preventing injuries

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