Symptoms of fish poisoning and first aid
Poisoning with red fish or other marine and river products most often occurs as a result of the use of poisonous representatives of the fauna, as well as due to improper heat treatment or because of its long storage at high temperatures (from three degrees and above). It is worth noting that in such situations, you should immediately consult a doctor. After all, if you do not take any measures, then the human body can in a matter of days lose a huge amount of fluid, and with it all the macro-and microelements necessary for life.
Symptoms of fish poisoning: what are?
These or other complications during poisoning with sea or river products depend on the kind of fish a person has eaten.
Symptoms of fish poisoning: types of complications
- Cholera.Such a complication causes a strong intestinal and stomach cramps in the patient, as well as diarrhea, thirst, nausea and vomiting.In the future, a person may start a panic attack, as well as cramps of the limbs and spasms.
- Paralytic.This complication occurs due to the use of a spoiled dish of sea or river products. As a rule, in this case, the symptoms of fish poisoning manifest themselves in the form of a weak gag reflex, nausea, diarrhea, and high thirst. As a result, the patient may notice that sweat no longer acts on his body, and this indicates the beginning of dehydration. If in such a situation a person does not receive timely pre-medical help, then he may begin paralysis of the respiratory tract, which in the end will be fatal.
First aid to the patient in case of poisoning by sea or river products
As soon as a person showed the first symptoms of poisoning with fish (three to four hours after consumption), it is necessary to immediately call an ambulance. However, before her arrival, the following mandatory measures are required for the patient:
- Cleaning the stomach. This procedure is necessary in order to release the main digestive organ from the remnants of poor-quality food.To do this, the injured person should artificially induce vomiting in himself (using his fingers).Pre-patient is recommended to drink from one to one and a half liters of ordinary purified water.
- Cleaning the intestines. After the victim has caused vomiting, he is recommended to immediately clean the intestines with a two-liter enema or by using a laxative solution.
- Fish poisoning also provides for abundant drinking and bed rest. However, before this, the human body should be carefully rubbed with vodka or acetic tincture, after which it should be placed on a warm heating pad on his stomach and covered with a thick blanket.
- Taking a bath. Ten-minute water procedures also have a positive effect on a patient who has been poisoned by fish.