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Over dose of Tylenol in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   Dr xxx here
Doctor :   tell me your query please
User :   my son accidentally got 2 tsp of tylenol & he's 27 lbs
User :   i've called the er & they said that they're worried about how his liver will process it
User :   no i'm calling the poison control people but i'm trying to get more opinions to be sure
Doctor :   Whats your son's age ?
User :   what do you think?
User :   hes 16 mths
Doctor :   well the dose is NOT THAT high but its always good to have a physical examination done
User :   what possible could happen?
Doctor :   well minor liver toxicity to nothing
User :   and what exactly is that?
User :   what will that do?
Doctor :   don't worry let a physician look at him
Doctor :   and based on the signs will be treated accordingly
User :   will they pump his stomach or anything?
Doctor :   no thay wont do that
User :   what possible "treatments" is there?
Doctor :   they **
User :   could it be fatal?
Doctor :   in rare cases
Doctor :   but i am gald you have called the RE
Doctor :   ER
Doctor :   thats the right approach
User :   ok thanks
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