Ingestions (1521)

Key points below

Your child has swallowed or was exposed to: _____________________________________.

How are ingestions treated?

Treatment depends on what your child swallowed or was exposed to.  Your child has been treated with: 

Charcoal.  Charcoal absorbs the substance that was swallowed.  If your child was given charcoal, it will turn the stools black.  It also may cause diarrhea for several days.
Observation.  Your child was checked and watched for signs of poisoning.  You are being discharged as no problems developed.  If you have questions or are concerned after you get home, call us at 1(800) 222-1222. 

How can I keep my child safe?

Wisconsin Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222.  Calls are answered 24 hours a day.


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.