Common name(S) Horse chestnut, buckeye, bongay, conquerors, fish poison, Texas buckeye.
Toxin(s) Possibly several, including saportins, narcotic alkaloids, or glycosides.
Toxic part(S) Nuts, twigs, flowers, possibly leaves.
Signs Causes gastroenteritis, fluid loss, and electrolyte imbalances. Dilated pupils and mental dullness may be seen. in severe poisonings, tremors followed by paralysis, convulsions, coma, and death may be seen.
Treatment Symptomatic and supportive . Gastric and enteric emptying is usually unnecesary because the patient is usually vomiting and has diarrhea. If the ingestion was witnessed and the patient is not showing signs, induction of emesis or gastric emptying with lavage is appropriate. Administration of a cathartic is indicated. Balance fluid and electrolyte needs.