match poisoning

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match poisoning

Gastrointestinal irritation caused by ingesting or sucking on the heads of matches (usually by children).

First Aid

The child should be treated supportively, e.g., with oral fluids as tolerated and antiemetics if they are needed. See: phosphorus poisoning

See also: poisoning
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