Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Holiday-related Dangers?

Richard H. Sinert, DO


December 07, 2015

Although long believed to be highly toxic and incredibly dangerous, most research has shown that poinsettia ingestions are not a significant medical concern. Some mucous membrane irritation or gastrointestinal (GI) distress may be reported, but such incidents are rare. No treatment is routinely recommended, other than comforting the parents and affected child. Instructions should be provided in the rare case that GI distress does develop.

For more on GI distress in children, read here.


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