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Poisonous Mushrooms: What You Can Do As First Aid

Poisonous Mushrooms: What You Can Do As First Aid

If you think you have eaten a poisonous mushroom, seek medical help right away. Treatment may include fluids, medicine, and stomach pumping.

The mushroom species will be identified if possible and specific antidotes may be given if available. Most importantly it’s important not to consume mushrooms unless an expert confirms it’s safe.

If the mushroom poisoning is severe, the person may need to be hospitalized for treatment, which may include:

i). Intravenous fluids to prevent dehydration and support kidney function. These are solutions given directly into a vein through a catheter to provide hydration, electrolytes, and other nutrients or medications to the body.

ii). Medications to control symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea

iii). Activated charcoal absorbs toxins in the stomach. It is different from the charcoal used in grilling or cooking. It is a form of carbon that has been specially processed to make it very penetrable and able to absorb toxins. It is often used in emergency medicine to help treat certain types of poisonings by absorbing the toxins in the stomach before they can be absorbed into the body. It is commonly given in a liquid form, mixed with water or other liquids. 

iv). Gastric lavage, or stomach pumping, in severe cases. A tube is passed through the nose or mouth and into the stomach to wash out the stomach contents. It is often done in cases of suspected poisoning or overdose to remove harmful substances before they can be absorbed into the bloodstream. It is done under sedation or anaesthesia, and may also involve the use of charcoal. It’s important to consult with a medical professional if you suspect someone has ingested a toxic substance.

v). Treatment of specific symptoms such as seizures or liver failure.

In the meantime, there are a few things that can be done as first aid:

  1. Induce vomiting: Give the person a glass of water with a teaspoon of salt in it, or use syrup of ipecac, if available.

  2. Activated charcoal: Give the person activated charcoal to absorb any remaining toxins in the stomach.

  3. Monitor vital signs: Keep an eye on the person’s pulse, blood pressure, and breathing.

  4. Hydrate: Keep the person hydrated by giving them water or an electrolyte solution. An electrolyte solution is a liquid that conducts electricity made of positive and negative ions. It’s used in batteries, electroplating, and other chemical processes. Examples include salt water, blood, and industrial chemicals.

It’s important to note that these remedies should only be used before seeking professional medical help.

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Tintin 2 weeks ago

nhasi hamuna nyaya...tozozviona mangwana... kana kuswera mangwana

2 weeks ago

Tnotenda zvikuru Pindula

Fire🔥 2 weeks ago

Tichambozama zvamareva , zviro zviyedzwa asi haaaa howa unouraya kana mozogara akuna zvemafunnies zvamukudzidzisa izvi unomuka wakaoma baba

mudyi wehowha 2 weeks ago

howa unouraya ipapo ipapo baba zvekuti unozonwa glass remvura izvo i too late haisi chorela iyi unogowa baba

Abstain 100% 2 weeks ago

I urge and encourage people to refrain and abstain from eating all manner of mushrooms to be on the safe side. You will not expose yourself to the dangers of food poisoning. You will also not die from not eating mushrooms

2 weeks ago

I second you on that. I used to eat mushrooms and I admit they are very tasty but ultimately I decided to abstain from all mushrooms, even store bought. Its when I started reading about mushroom related deaths that I finally made my decision to abstain 100%

Ggg 2 weeks ago

Ko zvaukunzwa nyaya dzemaaccident ucharega hre kufamba nemota


2 weeks ago

Unouraya chaiwo unofa ka one chako chako ahishande ngatingoti vanhu vasa tema howa hwavasingazive only

Firelady 2 weeks ago

Heeeede howa unouraya ipapo ipapo kani zvose mungadzidzise henyu mukutamba imi

Bhojomo 2 weeks ago

mbeve🐀 are safe and delicious

Bright 2 weeks ago

Musatambe nehowa unouraya manje time yamunenge muri mubishi rekudaro munhu anenge achitofa so ingotii vanhu idyai hwamunoziva chte

🤨🤨 2 weeks ago

Haa howa here unoreba rurimi pasina nguva navo uya ahutambwe navo sezvamuri kuda kuudza vanhu izvo hey ndapota hangu

Siyoyo 2 weeks ago

I urge the public not to consume things that you don't know even besides mushroom, NOTE THAT there is no any nutrient you can get from mushroom., we just like it's deliciousness but we gain nothing

Chinese zodiac 2 weeks ago


2 weeks ago

Full blown lie

Tintin 1 week ago

that's preposterous 🙄🙄🙄

@Ggg 2 weeks ago

If you like mushrooms you can go ahead and consume as much as you like but chandinoziva chinoudzwa munhu mahara ndechino chengetedza huoenyu, Mari chete ndiyo yandinoziva isingaudwzi munhu kuti unoiwana sei.

Jedza Power 2 weeks ago

Ukaona howa usingamharwe nenhunzi usaudya even unomera mune miti yemapuranga uri very dangerous

Hohwa 2 weeks ago

Guyz Hohwa unoita chimukuyu instantly, vanonyepa avooo

Siyoyo 2 weeks ago

kana muchitsvaka hwowa please note how's hunomharwa nenhunzi or hunodyiwa nemazongororo ndihwo hunodyiwa nevanhu, feel free to take mushroom eaten by flies because is safe

Me 2 weeks ago

Ukurevesa ere kuti chese chinodyiwa nenhunzi munhu anodyao

Firelady 2 weeks ago

Andidi kufa nehowa , ndichisiya Pindula yemahara iyi🤪

Firelady 2 weeks ago

Hiweee kkkkk regai tidye derere ko howa ndauneikoo

Lady 2 weeks ago

Kana uchida zvine tumunyu wadii kubata ishwa kana kujuruja majuru

Brenda Dzobo 2 weeks ago

Ummmmm howa ma 1 unofa ipapo ipapo mhuri yese kuita dead kufa

Firelady 2 weeks ago

Kikikiki howa ahuna first aid ngavatidzikamire zvedu isu

monya fo hire 1 week ago

hakuna treatment yehowa unofa wakanyenama first aid yavari kutaura ndeye kubhora not kuhowa

tinTin 1 week ago

the only upside...unofa wanakirwa... uye wakaguta

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