Certain poisons can cause damage to the esophagus or throat and mouth. If one of these poisons is swallowed, one should not induce vomiting, as you would usually when a poison is swallowed. Checking the bottom of the bottle may help, but it is best to phone the Poison Help Line (011 – 495 5112).
Vomiting can be induced by giving the person a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of salt dissolved in it, and then sticking your finger down their throat.
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