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Rely on the emergency medicine specialists at Essentia Health to take fast action if you or a loved one are exposed to a toxic substance. In some cases, your emergency room doctor may consult with Essentia's toxicologist in Duluth, Minnesota.
A toxicologist is a specialist who can diagnose and treat:
Poisoning can be life-threatening. Get medical help right away if you or someone else have come in contact with a substance you know is poisonous or unsafe. Symptoms may include:
While you wait for help, avoid the toxic substance or try to remove it if possible. If the poison was:
Bring any pill bottles, containers, or other materials with information about the substance with you to the emergency room. Once you arrive, our team may run toxicology tests on your:
Our doctors will recommend treatment based on your age, symptoms, and the type and amount of the substance you came into contact with.
If you or a loved one have been exposed to a toxic substance, call 9-1-1 or get medical attention right away.