Poisoning by fish
When using fish, as in principle, and any other food, you must carefully consider its quality, as well as pay attention to the shelf life. If you neglect these simple rules, you can easily earn poisoning by a fish, whose treatment takes a long time.
Everyone needs to remember that most representatives of the most diverse species of fish can contain parasites in their tissues and organs. In the human body, they produce dangerous toxins, which are a source of poisoning. Often, you can damage your body by eating fish products, the expiry date of which has expired. Even canned foods can cause such a disease as botulism.
The main types of fish poisoning
Two main types of fish products poisoning are distinguished by professional medical personnel: cholera-like and paralytic.
Cholera-like fish poisoning
This form of poisoning is caused by poisonous fish species, as well as seafood, which produce poisonous toxins. With all the high cost of representatives of the salmon family, very often our compatriots encounter poisoning with red fish, which comes as a result of the fact that in the process of vital activity it has accumulated a sufficiently large number of microorganisms that cause serious damage to the human body. If we talk about the symptoms of cholera-like poisoning, it is worth highlighting those signs that are most often encountered:
- there are resists in the stomach or intestinal colic;
- a person very often makes nausea and vomits;
- diarrhea occurs;
- the patient constantly feels acute thirst;
- there may be spasms or muscle cramps;
- Periodically symptoms of panic fear appear.
Paralytic form of fish poisoning
This form of fish poisoning occurs most often. Its appearance provokes either spoiled, or poorly salted, or not completely smoked fish. Even the heat treatment of products can not give a one hundred percent guarantee that a person does not get poisoned by a spoiled fish.
The disease has a rather noticeable symptomatology. For example, the symptoms of poisoning with dried fish are characterized by:
- the onset of diarrhea;
- constant thirst;
- sharp dehydration.
It is worth remembering that if the victim does not provide timely assistance during poisoning, the respiratory system may be paralyzed. Poisons that cause smoked fish poisoning can also destructively act on other organs, gradually destroying their tissues. This, in turn, often leads to fatal outcomes.
Danger of fish of the family pufferfish
The symptoms of poisoning by fish, the treatment of which is often simply impossible, stand apart, and the poisoning itself is caused by representatives of the family of puffers.
We are best known for one of them - Fugu fish. As a rule, poisoning occurs after a person has consumed caviar or milk Fugu, as well as her liver. Already after just half an hour there are symptoms of the disease, the very first of the symptoms of poisoning - numbness of the oral cavity. With a sufficiently large dose of poison used with the product, numbness spreads throughout the body in the shortest possible time. Further, there is a lesion of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, after which vomitive reflexes come. In cases where fish poisoning Fugue is of a rather serious nature, the patient develops a paralysis of the lower limb extremities, respiratory system organs, and then upper limbs become numb.
If you do not turn in time to medical professionals, the result of improper use of fish Fugu can be the death of a person.
Symptoms of fish poisoning and treatment
Regardless of what signs of fish poisoning - cholera-like or paralytic - were detected, in any case it is necessary to seek medical help on time. Paralysis of the extremities, acute water shortage, sharp pains in the stomach area - all this should alert the person, otherwise you can wait and death.
Before the arrival of doctors, a person who is near the victim, it is necessary to take urgent measures to avoid his death:
- force vomiting;
- give a glass of water to drink;
- if there is a laxative at hand, give it poisoned;
- an excellent remedy for fish poisoning - aniseed vodka, however, if there is only ordinary alcohol, it can also be used for grinding the limbs;
- Vomiting can also be caused by permanganate dissolved in water.
Any symptoms of fish poisoning will inevitably lead to long-term treatment. After cleansing the stomach, many patients develop a urticaria on the skin in the form of an itchy rash. After a mandatory course of treatment, a special diet, which consists in eating extremely fresh products of plant origin, is very effective in coping with the consequences.
To eat stale fish is very dangerous for absolutely any person. Unlike other products, spoiled fish will cause not only unpleasant sensations in the gastrointestinal tract, but also can be fatal. By the way, citizens who believe that poisoning salted fish is impossible, deeply mistaken. This product is spoiled in the form of a hazard, like all other fish species.