Our Approach To Poisoning in Children

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What Sets Us Apart

At Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone, our doctors manage poisoning in children. This can occur when a toxic substance or a toxic amount of a typically nontoxic substance is ingested, inhaled, absorbed, or injected into the body. These substances may include medications, cleaners and other household products, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons such as kerosene or paint thinners, house plants, batteries, alcoholic beverages, illicit drugs, and pesticides.

Our emergency physicians work quickly and effectively to assess the cause of poisoning and to determine the appropriate treatment. They collaborate with specialists, such as poison control experts and medical toxicologists, to ensure that your child receives the necessary care after a poisoning.


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Our emergency physicians may treat poisoning in children with gastrointestinal decontamination, antidotes, or oxygen therapy.

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