Lily of the valley | University of Maryland Medical Center

Lily of the valley | University of Maryland Medical Center

Lily of the valley | University of Maryland Medical Center

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Definition

It is a flowering plant. Poisoning occurs when someone ingests parts of this plant.

This is for informational purposes only and not for use in the treatment or management of a real toxic exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call the local emergency number (such as 911 in the United States) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-

Alternative Names

Toxic element Convalarina Convalamarina

Convalatoxin

Note: This list may not include all the toxic ingredients. Where is

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Lily of the valley | University of Maryland Medical Center

The fruit, leaves and flowers of the lily of the valley are toxic.

Note: Depression, lack of appetite and halos are usually seen only in cases of chronic overdose.

Home Care

Seek immediate medical help. Do NOT induce vomiting in person unless directed to do so by Poison Control or a health care professional.

Before calling for emergencies

Determine the following information: li>

Name and part of plant ingested, if known Time it was ingested Amount ingested

The National Poison Control Center can be called at 1-800-222-1222 from any part of the United States. United. This toll-free national line will allow you to speak to poisoning experts, who will give you additional instructions.

What to Expect at the Emergency Room

The doctor will measure and monitor your signs vital, including temperature, pulse, respiratory rate and blood pressure. The symptoms will be treated in the appropriate way. You may be given:

Electrolyte (ECG) Medication called an antidote to neutralize the effects of the toxic

Forecast

Its prognosis depends on the amount of poison ingested and how quickly it has been received the treatment. The faster you get medical help, the greater the likelihood of recovery.

References

Graeme K. Toxic plant ingestions. In: Auerbach PS, ed. Wilderness Medicine . 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2007: chap 58.

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 12/15/2011
  • Eric Perez, MD, St. Luke's / Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY, NY, and Pegasus Emergency Group (Meadowlands and Hunterdon Medical Centers), NJ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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