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Re: how do you make yourself throw up

Date: Thu Jan 28 16:17:22 1999
Posted By: Elizabeth Kunkel, Faculty, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Clemson University
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 916358015.Me

First of all, I am assuming that a person would only want to make 
themselves throw up to rid their body of a toxin that they had just eaten. 
 The best way to do that is with a medication called Epicac.  This is a 
medication that caretakers of small children keep just in case their child
swallows a poison or toxin.  Persistent vomiting can lead to dehydration, 
electrolyte imbalances and erosion of the lining of the esophagus and 

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