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Call a doctor immediately if a child exhibits symptoms. intussusception is a medical emergency, but with early treatment most infants recover completely. in many cases, early diagnosis means surgery can be avoided.

ipecac, syrup of An emetic derived from the dried roots of a poisonous shrub found in Europe and the Americas, used to treat accidental poisoning.

However, ipecac syrup should no longer be used routinely as a poison treatment intervention in the home, according to new guidelines issued in November 2003 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The AAP, reversing its long-standing guidelines, said the new recommendations are based on a lack of clear evidence of ipecac's benefit and the risk of people abusing the product. instead, in case of possible poisoning, parents should contact the national Poison Control Hotline at 1-800-2221222, or contact a pediatrician.

For decades, doctors have recommended that parents keep a bottle of ipecac on hand to induce

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