Toddler : Safety promotion and injury prevention : Plants

          • Plants
            • Clinical Manifestations
              • Depends on type of plant ingested
              • May cause local irritation of oropharynx and entire gastrointestinal tract
              • May cause respiratory, renal, and central nervous system symptoms
              • Topical contact with plants can cause dermatitis
            • Comments
              • Plants are some of the most frequently ingested substances.
              • Plant ingestions rarely cause serious problems, although some can be fatal.
              • Plants can also cause choking and allergic reactions.
            • Treatment
              • Wash from skin or eyes.
              • Provide supportive care as needed.