A few days ago, a cargo ship capsized and a large number of durian floating in the sea, local villagers and tourists rushed to grab the fruit. Unexpectedly, those who ate the durian all developed abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and other symptoms, which were initially diagnosed as food poisoning. Fortunately, none of the patients was in danger.
Related departments are investigating the cause of the incident, but also remind the general public to be careful about the origin of food. In addition, we should also pay attention to the seawater soaked food try not to eat.
Food is apt to spoil in sea water
The concentration of various substances in seawater is too high, and there are also a large number of pathogenic microorganisms, food soaked in water is easy to be contaminated and cause qualitative change, or mildew. If eating easy to affect people’s normal physiological functions, serious may also lead to poisoning.
Drinking salt water may relieve the symptoms of food poisoning
Most people who have food poisoning turn to salt water to relieve their symptoms. Is it possible? It all depends.
Salt water has no obvious detoxification effect on food poisoning per se, but in some cases, when consumed properly, it may have certain benefits. For example, after food poisoning, patients may experience vomiting and diarrhea. Vomiting and diarrhea can lead to the loss of body fluids, which contain sodium ions. Excessive vomiting and diarrhea can lead to the loss of sodium ions, in which case it is good to drink salt water appropriately.
Secondly, because salt water contains sodium chloride molecules, and sodium ion supplementation can improve the patient’s physical strength, and mental state. Because if the loss of sodium ions in the body is serious and prone to hyponatremia, it will lead to patients with conscious confusion, and even irritable performance, so it is possible to take salt water in this case. It’s indicated for electrolyte disturbances, or hyponatraemia, in which case saline is fine.
However, in some cases, taking saline is not appropriate. For example, patients with high blood pressure have a tendency to retain sodium. In this case, it is unnecessary to take too much saline. In addition, if these patients are thirsty or in a state of high osmotic pressure, if they drink salt water again, the hypertonic state may be aggravated, which may cause some negative effects.
But overall, there is no obvious downside to saline, but it depends on the individual.
Self-help from food poisoning
The most common method of self-rescue for food poisoning is to induce vomiting. For poisoning soon without obvious vomiting, if there is no emetic at hand, you can use fingers or use chopsticks and other items to stimulate the mucous membrane of the patient’s pharynx, so that patients have vomiting reflex.
The second method is dilution, by drinking water or sugar water or fruit juice, so that the toxin is diluted, or to promote its excretion. Because of the water containing sugar, there will be a certain diuretic effect. After these toxins enter the body, it will be metabolized. In the case of sugar, the filtration efficiency of the kidney will be increased, and the formation of urine will occur.
The third is through the defecation method. If the lower abdomen has the feeling of defecation, but can not defecate, the situation of lower abdominal distension, you can use some laxatives appropriately, so that the poison is discharged from the body.
It should be noted that if the symptoms can not be relieved through the above methods, or the original symptoms of food poisoning are very serious patients should be timely to the hospital for treatment, to avoid more serious consequences.