Turpentine, although sometimes administered in large doses without any bad effects, may also become a poison when given in excess.
The effects of a poisonous dose of turpentine are intoxication and those more generally described under the head of narcotic poisoning. (See Opium.)
Mucilaginous drinks, eggs, milk and barley-water, and a saline purgative.
Pain may be relieved by poultices over the loins, and some of the irritant effects upon the kidneys mitigated by belladonna. (See Cantharides.)
Fig. 457. - Spanish-Fly (Cantharis vesicatoria).
1, Fully-developed insect. 2, Larva, much magnified. The measuring line at side shows natural size.