Poisoning in the child - what to do, the causes and symptoms
The diagnosis of "poisoning a child" is the very thinga terrible phenomenon for all parents. Today, unfortunately, the risk of food poisoning is much higher than a few dozen years ago. Increases not only the number of cases of food poisoning, but also those associated with poisonous substances - by inhalation, touch or ingestion. This is due to the fact that shops and markets sell spoiled products that may be improperly stored or be expired. The various additives and chemicals that plants spray during pest control also have properties that can poison. The child can "get to know" my mother's cosmetics, taste it, with powders and other cleaning products, as well as with medicines, because glass jars and beautiful boxes attract the baby.
A small child is an inquisitive fidget,wishing to know everything and taste it. If adults distinguish objects by color, texture, touch and smell, then for children the study of everything new is only by testing. Poisoning in the child occurs quite often, parents can not monitor and monitor their child every minute. And sometimes, even the very desire to feed your baby fresh and natural dishes, can lead to food poisoning.
Before you panic and run to the doctor, you shouldidentify the symptoms. If the baby became sluggish, he started diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain, which means that the child's poisoning began. If these symptoms are accompanied by a refusal to eat, flatulence and nausea, then you should see a doctor. More serious poisoning in the child can be in the case of:
- drowsiness, inhibition, hallucinations;
- Violations of coordination of movement;
- loss of consciousness or seizures;
- Increased muscle tone;
- pallor or bluish skin;
- Increased respiration or delay;
- a weak pulse or a violation of the rhythm of the heart.
What should I do if my child is poisoned? If these symptoms occur, you must call an ambulance. Waiting for her, you need to constantly look after the baby and provide him with a comfortable position. With a gag reflex you need to put or put the baby on your knees head down. If the baby is unconscious, you should put it horizontally or on its side. If possible, clean the mouth of the vomit with a finger, previously wrapped in a handkerchief. Be sure to make sure that vomiting does not hinder breathing.
If the child is conscious, it is necessary to find outthe cause of poisoning. See the presence of stains, burns and redness of the skin, and clothing can also give out specific smells. Baby, perhaps he will say that he ate, swallowed or tried. Poisoning in a child can occur in three ways:
- through the digestive system, when he will eat substandard foods; mushrooms or berries, processed by chemicals; drugs, drugs or alcohol; means of household chemicals and cosmetics;
- through the respiratory tract, when inhaling carbon monoxide, kerosene, gasoline, varnishes, paints, acetone or fumes of poisonous plants;
- through the skin, if in contact with poisons, agricultural fertilizers, drugs or dyes.
Many people are wondering what to feed the child withwhen poisoning? First of all, if the baby refuses to eat, then do not force him to impose food on him. It will be better to starve for a short time until the symptoms go away. After that, sparing food is needed - chicken broth, drying, rice broth, plentiful drink. Do not give sweet, flour and sour-milk products. After the poisoning in the child, it takes several days to maintain a diet, which the pediatrician will appoint.