Types and signs of poisoning
Food poisoning is one of the most common types of intoxication. In this case, it is not at all necessary that the signs of food poisoning can manifest themselves on the same day, because often harmful substances are able to accumulate in the body, reaching at a certain moment the maximum concentration. Most often, the uncomfortable state is caused by the use of low-quality products, which, in turn, is achieved by non-compliance with the conditions of their storage and transportation. For example, the so-called “animal” poisoning, signs of which will appear almost immediately, is caused by the use of not-high-quality animal products in cooking, which could deteriorate due to incorrect storage conditions.
Types of poisoning
First of all, intoxication can be bacterial and chemical. However, signs of poisoning in both cases can be perfect.about identical. Speaking about bacterial intoxication, it should be noted that it is caused by eating poor-quality products, in particular, spoiled meat, fish, eggs and dairy products.For example, microbes from the Salmonella group can be found in eggs and meat products, if the animal was infected during its lifetime. If the processing of products occurs in a place where sanitary and hygienic standards are not observed, then we can talk about the infection of the body through E. coli. Significant signs of poisoning can be seen in the event that the processing of food was carried out by a person infected with angina, a skin disease. In this case, it makes sense to talk about such bacteria as staphylococcus, which can lead to a malfunction of the entire gastrointestinal tract. Speaking about the symptoms of food poisoning infected with staphylococci, it is worth noting the general lethargy and weakness in the body, severe pain in the abdomen, as well as vomiting, chills and stool disorders. The first manifestations of this type of intoxication begin within a couple of hours after ingestion of poor qualityproducts and are characteristic of most bacterial poisonings. But do not forget about chemical intoxication, the consequences of which may be of a more dangerous nature. Basically,signs of chemical poisoning are similar to bacterial intoxication and represent general weakness, short-term nausea, possibly cough, as well as chills and fever.
What to do when the first symptoms of poisoning?
It should be noted that any seemingly even insignificant poisoning requires the immediate intervention of medical specialists. In case of mild poisoning, it will be enough to wash the stomach, and also to observe a limited diet for a certain period. In the case of more severe cases, urgent therapy with appropriate medications may be required, most often such situations arise during poisoning with chemicals and poisonous plants.