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What is Milkweed poisoning?

What is Milkweed poisoning?

  • Milkweed poisoning: The milkweed is a flowering herb which bears clusters of red, orange or yellow flowers. The plant contains chemicals (resinoids, cardiac glycosides) which are toxic if large quantities are ingested.

Milkweed poisoning: Introduction

Types of Milkweed poisoning:

Broader types of Milkweed poisoning:

How serious is Milkweed poisoning?

Prognosis of Milkweed poisoning: Severity of symptoms vary depending on the amount of plant material consumed and the body size of the person. Children tend to suffer more severe symptoms due to their smaller body size.

What causes Milkweed poisoning?

Causes of Milkweed poisoning: see causes of Milkweed poisoning

What are the symptoms of Milkweed poisoning?

Symptoms of Milkweed poisoning: see symptoms of Milkweed poisoning

Milkweed poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Milkweed poisoning.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Milkweed poisoning: Toxicologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Milkweed poisoning.
Treatments for Milkweed poisoning: see treatments for Milkweed poisoning

Name and Aliases of Milkweed poisoning

Main name of condition: Milkweed poisoning

Other names or spellings for Milkweed poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Milkweed (Asclepias spp.)], Chigger-Plant poisoning, Butterfly weed poisoning

 

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