How to define food poisoning

Food poisoning may be caused by eating a poisonous plant and animal or products containing unsafe chemicals. However, more than 60% of cases in total food poisoning are occupied by bacterial.

If food poisoning is caused by staphylococci, it is characterized by the following signs: a sharp increase in body temperature, vomiting and diarrhea, $ pulse increases, and in the caviar muscles there are seizures. The incubation period can be between one and six hours.

The first symptoms of food poisoning caused by anaerobic spore-forming wand (botulism) may occur only after 12 hours, and in some cases at 36 hours. First there is a mild malaise and dizziness, and after time more serious signs – twinning in the eyes or “white swelling”, dilates pupils, dries in the mouth, there is difficulty speech, etc. Despite the continuing normal body temperature, the pulse increases strongly (it can reach 100 and sometimes 150 beats per minute).

Poisoning caused by salmonellas may have flu-like, cholera-like, typhoid like, as well as acute gastroenteric forms. In gastroenteritis, the onset of the disease is always acute: vomiting, rapid increase in body temperature, liquid stool (in calorie masses there is green mucus, and sometimes blood veins), decrease blood pressure. On the second to third day, all symptoms intensify.

For cholera-like form of food poisoning caused by salmonellas, severe diarrhea, repeated vomiting, lip synosity, etc. In case of severe intoxication dehydration of the body occurs, due to which collapse can occur.

The flu-like form is infrequent. Such food poisoning is characterized by a sharp increase in body temperature and intoxication syndrome (joint and muscle pain, headache). In addition, it is accompanied by runny nose, laryngitis and angina.

A distinctive feature of the typhoid form of food poisoning is that high body temperature can persist over a long period of time (up to four weeks). In addition, the disease is characterized by tachy- and bradycardia, increased rate of settling red blood cells, expressed intoxication syndrome and other signs. The typhoid form is rare.

In food poisoning caused by eating a poisonous plant or animal, there is weakness accompanied by dizziness and nausea. In addition, severe abdominal pain and even loss of consciousness can occur.

If after eating, there are symptoms of food poisoning, you need to do a washing of the stomach (for this you can use 2% soda solution or boiled warm water) and provide abundant drinking, as well as seek medical attention immediately.

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