What conditions should vomiting be avoided:
Ingestion of corrosive substances (drain cleaner, ammonia, dish detergent, lye). If burns around the mouth, it will most likely burn on the way back up
Ingestion of petroleum products ( gas, kerosene, lighter fluid, benzene)
Ingestion of convulsants (styrychnine or iodine) Can cause seizures
Semiconscious, severely inebriated, shock, convulsing or no gag reflex. Can cause choking, aspiration and and asphyxiation
Less than 1 year old
Patients with cardiac or vascular disease. Can cause high blood pressure anc precipitate a stroke, cardiac arrhythmias or atrioventriclular block.