■■ This tree belonging to family Anacardiaceae grows well inmany parts of the country, and bears oblong leaves rounded
· Skin contact with the acrid juice results in irritation, inflam-mation, vesication, and ulceration.
· Ingestion produces GI distress with blister formation in and around the mouth. Severe poisoning results in vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, hypotension, tachycardia, delirium, and coma. Pupils may be dilated.
· About 5 to 8 seeds, or 10 grams.
· Wash contaminated skin with soap and water, and treat lesions with help of a dermatologist.
· Decontamination (if taken orally): activated charcoal,cathartic.
· Milk may be beneficial in ameliorating the GI distress.
· Supportive and symptomatic measures.
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