Accidental Ingestion

There seems to be symptoms that require urgency.

  • Be aware that the response varies depending on what was ingested.
  • For the items in red, do not induce vomiting!
  • If the ingested item is not listed below, go to the next page.
Mouse repellentDo nothing until you go to the hospital!
Toilet cleanerItems containing ingredients such as hydrochloric acid,sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite are dangerous.
Sodium hydroxideSome households use it as material for handmade soap.
Insecticide for maggot controlAnything that contains cresol is dangerous.
Commercial bleach-
Insect repellentSubstances containing ingredients such as camphor, camouflage, naphthalene, and paradichlorobenzene are dangerous.
Insecticide for ant, maggot controlItems containing organophosphorus components are dangerous.
HerbicideAnything that contains paraquat is dangerous.
Hair removal agentPaste, cream and foam spray types are dangerous.
Cigarette-soaked ashtray waterNicotine exudate is dangerous.
The possibility of severe poisoning or disability is very high.Let's respond as soon as possible. For any sharp items such as bottles or broken glass, or things you cannot judge, you should hurry and go to the hospital without your child vomiting.
Click here for nursing points other than the above.
If accidental ingestion does pertain to items on this page, then go to the next page.

Telephone consultation service in case of accidental ingestion / Poisoning 110 phone service

  • This service is for the general public and is free of charge.
    • ▶Osaka Poisoning 110 (365 days, 24 hours)


    • ▶Tsukuba Poisoning 110 (365 days, 9 am to 9 pm)


    • ▶Tobacco-specific Hotline (365 days, 24 hours)

      072-726-9922 *Information provided to the general public through recordings

How to call an ambulance

First dial 119!

  • 1. Dial “119” without the area code.
  • 2. Tell them "I need an ambulance."
  • 3. Tell the following:
    • □ Child's age
    • □ Child's name
    • □ Address
    • □ Phone number
    • □ Building of your location
  • 4. Describe your child's symptoms.

While waiting for an ambulance

  • 1. Prepare the following:
    • □ Health insurance card
    • □ Medical expenses deduction certificate (infant)
    • □ Maternal and Child Handbook
    • □ Medication Handbook
    • □ Body temperature tracking notes
    • □ Change of clothes, diapers
    • □ Money
  • 2. Unlock the front door
  • 3. If you have family members or neighbors, ask for them to notify you when the ambulance arrives.

Let's be careful when going to hospital by ambulance

  • 1. Check sources of fire before leaving home!
  • 2. Don't forget to close your door!

At your visit, let your doctor know

  • “What” did your child drink and “how much”?
  • Did your child vomit? If so, how many times?

    * In a container, store some of the vomit, and take it with you when you visit the hospital.

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