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Monkshood (Aconitum Napellus)

Monkshood is a flowering plant that can be highly toxic if eaten or even applied by ointment onto a cut or chapped skin. Learn what signs and symptoms are common if someone eats a piece of this plant or flower.

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Your home is meant to be your safe haven, the place that your family can relax together. Have you thought about the potential poisons that are in your home? So often, a misplaced cleaner or a look-alike item can lead to a poison exposure. Many of the calls that we receive at the Missouri Poison Center are not just due to the accidental ingestion of common household products. We also help callers with inhalation accidents or toxins splashed on the skin or eyes. Rest assured that the Missouri Poison Center is here twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to help answer questions and direct you to the proper treatment.  Normal, everyday items around the home can cause problems for adults and children alike. From a small child ingesting a colorful detergent to minor mishaps with common liquids, a mistake is easy to make. Luckily, many of these exposures can be treated quickly and easily with a call to our center, 1-800-222-1222. We have put together many of the most common household items that result in calls to our center. Remember, if you are concerned about exposure to a potentially dangerous household item or just have a question a call to Missouri Poison Center is fast, confidential, and free.

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