Rat Poison Symptoms in Humans
By Sharon Morris
eHow Contributing Writer
Rate: (0 Ratings) Rat poisoning usually does not produce symptoms in humans for several days. It can cause internal bleeding. A victim will experience weakness. Evidence of bleeding in the body will manifest with bruising.
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Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting are all side effects of rat poisoning. The vomit or diarrhea could have blood in it.
Rat poison reduces vitamin K levels, which affect the clotting factor. This leads to abnormal bleeding, such as from the nose or gums.
Dizziness is a direct result of thinning of the blood. The dizziness can become so severe that standing is impossible.
After ingesting rat poisoning, you may begin to feel very sleepy. This is from the thinned blood making its way through the body.
Rat poisoning can cause death if enough is ingested. The most common causes of death from rat poisoning are hemorrhaging and heart complications.
Always contact the poison control hot line when showing signs that a pesticide has been ingested. Call (800) 222-1222 or 911 and they will connect you to the proper authorities.