Food poisoning in summer
Acute intestinal infection
The most common acute intestinal infection. This disorder is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever.
Causes of acute intestinal infection - poor food or water.
To prevent the occurrence of infection, you must wash your hands before eating, rinse fruits and vegetables with boiled water, and use boiled or bottled water. Perishable foods should be stored only in the refrigerator.
Staphylococcus and botulism
The next group of poisonings is intoxication with staphylococcus and botulism.
When a staph infection occurs, a sharp rise in temperature, chills, muscle and headaches, a rash on the body, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea occur.
When infected with botulism instantly develop muscle weakness, dry mouth, mist before eyes and ghosting of objects. Pupils dilate, face loses facial expressions.
To avoid infection, confectionery products should be bought only in trusted stores.When buying, be sure to check the shelf life of the product. Do not get involved in the manufacture of homemade canned food (meat, poultry, fish, mushrooms) or buy them from other people.
Mushrooms often provoke poisoning in the summer. To avoid frustration, you should collect only those mushrooms that are familiar. At the slightest doubt, it is better not to take a mushroom. You can not pick mushrooms along the tracks, near the landfills, industrial production. When cooking mushrooms it is necessary to comply with the technology of processing and preparation.
First aid for poisoning
If there are signs of food poisoning, an urgent need to consult a doctor. Any diarrhea with fever is a good reason to seek medical attention.
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