ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T37.1X2

Poisoning by antimycobacterial drugs, intentional self-harm

Diagnosis Code T37.1X2

ICD-10: T37.1X2
Short Description: Poisoning by antimycobacterial drugs, intentional self-harm
Long Description: Poisoning by antimycobacterial drugs, intentional self-harm
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T37.1X2

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The code T37.1X2 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances (T36-T50)
      • Systemic anti- infectives and antiparasitics (T37)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • 5-aminosalicylic acid overdose
  • Antileprotic drug overdose
  • Antileprotic drug poisoning
  • Ethambutol overdose
  • Intentional 5-aminosalicylic acid overdose
  • Intentional antileprotic drug overdose
  • Intentional antileprotic drug poisoning
  • Intentional cycloserine poisoning
  • Intentional ethambutol overdose
  • Intentional ethambutol poisoning
  • Intentional ethionamide poisoning
  • Intentional isoniazid overdose
  • Intentional isoniazid poisoning
  • Intentional para-aminosalicylic acid poisoning
  • Intentional sulfone poisoning
  • Isoniazid overdose
  • Para-aminosalicylic acid poisoning
  • Poisoning caused by cycloserine
  • Poisoning caused by ethambutol
  • Poisoning caused by ethionamide
  • Poisoning caused by isoniazid
  • Poisoning caused by sulfone
  • Salicylate overdose

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T37.1X2 is included in the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, this table contains a classification of drugs, industrial solvents, corrosive gases, noxious plants, pesticides, and other toxic agents. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. Use as many codes as necessary to describe all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances.

Substance Poisoning
Accidental
(unintentional)
Poisoning
Accidental
self-harm
Poisoning
Assault
Poisoning
Undetermined
Adverse
effect
Underdosing
Acetosulfone (sodium)T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Aldesulfone sodiumT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Aminosalicylic acidT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
AminosalylumT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Antimycobacterial drug NECT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Antimycobacterial drug NEC
  »antibiotics
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Antimycobacterial drug NEC
  »combination
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
AntitubercularsT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Antituberculars
  »antibiotics
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
AvlosulfonT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Benzamidosalicylate (calcium)T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Benzoylpas calciumT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Bromosalicylhydroxamic acidT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
ChaulmosulfoneT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
ClofazimineT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Cyanacetyl hydrazideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
CycloserineT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
DADPST37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
DapsoneT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
DDST37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
DiaminodiphenylsulfoneT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Diasone (sodium)T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
EtambutolT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
EthambutolT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
EthionamideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
EthioniamideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
FenamisalT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Glucosulfone sodiumT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
GlyconiazideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
INHT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
IsoniazidT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Isoniazid
  »with
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Isoniazid
  »with
    »rifampicin
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Isoniazid
  »with
    »thioacetazone
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Isonicotinic acid hydrazideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
IzoniazidT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Izoniazid
  »with thioacetazone
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
MethaniazideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
MorinamideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
MorphazinamideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
NydrazidT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Para-aminosalicylic acidT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
PAST37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
PasiniazidT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
PentylsalicylamideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
PirazinamideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
PromacetinT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
ProminT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
ProthionamideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
ProtionamideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
PyrazinamideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Pyrazinoic acid (amide)T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
RimifonT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
SalinazidT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
SodiumT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »acetosulfone
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »acetrizoate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »acid phosphate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »alginate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »amidotrizoate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »aminopterin
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »amylosulfate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »amytal
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »antimony gluconate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »arsenate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »aurothiomalate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »aurothiosulfate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »barbiturate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »basic phosphate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »bicarbonate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »bichromate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »biphosphate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »bisulfate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »borate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »borate
    »cleanser
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »borate
    »cleanser
      »eye
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »borate
    »therapeutic
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »bromide
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »cacodylate (nonmedicinal) NEC
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »cacodylate (nonmedicinal) NEC
    »anti-infective
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »cacodylate (nonmedicinal) NEC
    »herbicide
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »calcium edetate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »carbonate NEC
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »chlorate NEC
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »chlorate NEC
    »herbicide
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »chloride
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »chloride
    »with glucose
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »chromate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »citrate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »cromoglicate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »cyanide
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »cyclamate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »dehydrocholate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »diatrizoate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »dibunate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »dioctyl sulfosuccinate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »dipantoyl ferrate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »edetate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »ethacrynate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »feredetate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »Fluoride
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »fluoroacetate (dust) (pesticide)
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »free salt
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »fusidate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »glucaldrate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »glucosulfone
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »glutamate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »hydrogen carbonate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »hydroxide
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »hypochlorite (bleach) NEC
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »hypochlorite (bleach) NEC
    »disinfectant
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »hypochlorite (bleach) NEC
    »medicinal (anti-infective) (external)
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »hypochlorite (bleach) NEC
    »vapor
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »hyposulfite
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »indigotin disulfonate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »iodide
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »iodide
    »I-131
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »iodide
    »I-131
      »therapeutic
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »iodohippurate (131I)
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »iopodate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »iothalamate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »iron edetate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »lactate (compound solution)
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »lauryl (sulfate)
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »L-triiodothyronine
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »magnesium citrate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »mersalate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »metasilicate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »metrizoate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »monofluoroacetate (pesticide)
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »morrhuate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »nafcillin
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »nitrate (oxidizing agent)
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »nitrite
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »nitroferricyanide
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »nitroprusside
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »oxalate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »oxide/peroxide
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »oxybate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »para-aminohippurate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »perborate (nonmedicinal) NEC
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »perborate (nonmedicinal) NEC
    »medicinal
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »perborate (nonmedicinal) NEC
    »soap
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »percarbonate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »pertechnetate Tc99m
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »phosphate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »phosphate
    »cellulose
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »phosphate
    »dibasic
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »phosphate
    »monobasic
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »phytate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »picosulfate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »polyhydroxyaluminium monocarbonate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »polystyrene sulfonate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »propionate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »propyl hydroxybenzoate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »psylliate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »removing resins
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »salicylate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »salt NEC
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »selenate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »stibogluconate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »sulfate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »sulfoxone
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »tetradecyl sulfate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »thiopental
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »thiosalicylate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »thiosulfate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »tolbutamide
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  » (L)-triiodothyronine
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »tyropanoate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »valproate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Sodium
  »versenate
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
SolapsoneT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
SolasulfoneT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
SulfonazideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
SulfonesT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
SulfoxoneT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
SulphadioneT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
TerizidoneT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
ThiambutosineT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
ThioacetazoneT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
Thioacetazone
  »with isoniazid
T37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
ThiocarlideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
TiocarlideT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6
TrecatorT37.1X1T37.1X2T37.1X3T37.1X4T37.1X5T37.1X6

Information for Patients


Antibiotics

Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body's natural defenses can usually take it from there.

Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses, such as

  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Most coughs and bronchitis
  • Sore throats, unless caused by strep

If a virus is making you sick, taking antibiotics may do more harm than good. Using antibiotics when you don't need them, or not using them properly, can add to antibiotic resistance. This happens when bacteria change and become able to resist the effects of an antibiotic.

When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. It is important to finish your medicine even if you feel better. If you stop treatment too soon, some bacteria may survive and re-infect you. Do not save antibiotics for later or use someone else's prescription.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Poisoning

A poison is any substance that is harmful to your body. You might swallow it, inhale it, inject it, or absorb it through your skin. Any substance can be poisonous if too much is taken. Poisons can include

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medicines taken in doses that are too high
  • Overdoses of illegal drugs
  • Carbon monoxide from gas appliances
  • Household products, such as laundry powder or furniture polish
  • Pesticides
  • Indoor or outdoor plants
  • Metals such as lead and mercury

The effects of poisoning range from short-term illness to brain damage, coma, and death. To prevent poisoning it is important to use and store products exactly as their labels say. Keep dangerous products where children can't get to them. Treatment for poisoning depends on the type of poison. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.

  • Poisoning (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Poisoning first aid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Toxicology screen (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Self-harm

Self-harm refers to a person's harming their own body on purpose. About 1 in 100 people hurts himself or herself in this way. More females hurt themselves than males. A person who self-harms usually does not mean to kill himself or herself. But they are at higher risk of attempting suicide if they do not get help.

Self-harm tends to begin in teen or early adult years. Some people may engage in self-harm a few times and then stop. Others engage in it more often and have trouble stopping.

Examples of self-harm include

  • Cutting yourself (such as using a razor blade, knife, or other sharp object to cut the skin)
  • Punching yourself or punching things (like a wall)
  • Burning yourself with cigarettes, matches, or candles
  • Pulling out your hair
  • Poking objects through body openings
  • Breaking your bones or bruising yourself

Many people cut themselves because it gives them a sense of relief. Some people use cutting as a means to cope with a problem. Some teens say that when they hurt themselves, they are trying to stop feeling lonely, angry, or hopeless.

It is possible to overcome the urge to hurt yourself. There are other ways to find relief and cope with your emotions. Counseling may help.

Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health

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