As an example of excessive action we may take sneezing, which is calculated to remove irritants from the nose, but when too powerful may cause the patient to burst a blood-vessel.
Antimony compounds act as irritants both externally and internally.
Internally, unless the dose be extremely small, all preparations are severe gastro-intestinal irritants.
They all act as local irritants in the alimentary canal, and after absorption are more or less depressing to the muscular and nervous systems. They produce slight nausea and increased secretion of mucus.
Most products contain chemicals, synthetic additives and irritants which dry our children's skin and are absorbed into their bodies.