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How to deal with household poisons

Children below 3 years of age are likely to place anything that they can find in their mouths, including household poisons, medications and chemicals. These substances should be properly stored and out of reach. Risk for poisoning Poisoning due to household poisons usually occur among children below 5 years old. It is quite common among […]

Can raw oysters cause diarrhea?

Eating raw oysters can put an individual at risk for health issues including diarrhea if not careful. Once an individual experiences diarrhea after eating raw oysters, it might be an indication of a shellfish allergy or food poisoning which initiates the digestive tract to rapidly eliminate the detrimental substance out of the body. Diarrhea is […]

Potential causes of poisoning

Always bear in mind that medications are the most prevalent cause of poisoning and responsible for most cases. There are also other potential causes of poisoning that can lead to mild to severe poisoning. It is important that you are familiar with the potential causes so that you are prepared with what to do. Medications […]

Food poisoning treatment: Chicken

If an individual just recently ate chicken and ends up suffering from symptoms of nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, appetite loss and fatigue, food poisoning might be the culprit. It is important to note that food poisoning can be triggered by consuming expired chicken, incorrectly cooked chicken or bacteria from raw chicken that contaminated other foods. […]

Management of ethyl alcohol poisoning

Certain beverages such as wine, beer and hard liquor all contain ethyl alcohol or ethanol. Once these beverages are consumed appropriately, ethyl alcohol is considered harmless. Excessive consumption of ethyl alcohol at a quick manner can lead to detrimental consequences, including death. Always bear in mind that ethyl alcohol poisoning is considered as a medical […]

Transmission of food-borne diseases

Always bear in mind that food-borne diseases that have symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting can occur after the individual has eaten foods that have been contaminated with viruses, bacteria and parasites. The common pathogens of food-borne diseases include shigella, E. coli, listeria, salmonella and clostridium. These food-borne diseases can be transmitted in various way […]

Symptoms of canned food poisoning

Food poisoning that is acquired by eating canned goods is called botulism. This is quite common in home-canned goods at home but also possible from processed canned goods. Botulism is considered as a detrimental poison that is instigated by a nerve toxin produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The symptoms of botulism food poisoning are […]