If the person is sleepy or unconscious but is still breathing:
If the patient is not breathing or does not have a pulse:
DO NOT make the person vomit without advice from a medical professional
This risk is increased by:
DO NOT give fluids unless instructed to do so by the Poisons Centre
Rinse or wipe the mouth out to clear away any remaining substance.
DO protect yourself from poisoning firstDO quickly move the person away from the gas or fumes into fresh air
DO NOT try to rescue an unconscious person where a highly toxic or unknown gas is involved without a breathing apparatus. You may become a victim yourself
DO NOT use an eye bath solution or eye drops
DO NOT use a high pressure shower to flush the eye
DO NOT leave spilled poisons on the skin even for a few minutes They may be absorbed by the skin over time and cause poisoning or burns
If the person develops an allergic reaction take them to a doctor immediately:
See a doctor if signs of infection develop:
DO NOT take an analgesic for pain without advice from a medical professional but it is ok to take an analgesic if stung by a common, non-venomous household creature.
DO NOT apply vinegar or methylated spirits to bites and stings
DO NOT apply ice to the hands or feet