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Overview on alcohol overdose

Alcohol overdose or poisoning is a health issue that arises after excessive intake of alcohol. It is likely to occur if an individual drinks large amounts of alcohol at one time. The immediate action is to call for emergency assistance if an individual is suspected with alcohol overdose. Remember that this is a serious condition […]

Ciguatera fish poisoning

Ciguatera is a food-borne ailment caused by the consumption of fish contaminated by the ciguatera toxin. It is important to note that the ciguatera toxin is generated by dinoflagellates and builds up extensively in fish organs. It can trigger pain, nausea, heart and neurological symptoms among humans if ingested. These fish thrive in coral reef […]

Dangerous household chemicals

There are various household chemicals that are poisonous to humans. It is vital to be careful when using any of these items. Remember that some chemicals become toxic if mixed together while others are poisonous even when used as directed. What are the common dangerous household chemicals? Bleach and ammonia It is not advisable to combine […]

What are the indications of food poisoning?

Food poisoning is considered as a common health issue that affects both children and adults. Many individuals are not diagnosed since they delay treatment and get better on their own. Symptoms of food poisoning The usual indications of food poisoning include the following: Nausea Diarrhea Fever Vomiting Abdominal cramps Classic food poisoning symptoms Take note […]

How to avoid snakebites

Snakes are very active in the spring, early summer and fall. Most cases of snakebites occur when the weather is warm and many engage in outdoor activities. Even though most snakes are not poisonous, there are several species that are poisonous such as water moccasins, rattlesnakes, coral snakes and copperheads. There are measures that can […]

Treatment for chicken food poisoning

If the individual just recently eaten chicken and later on experiences symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, appetite loss and fatigue, it might be food poisoning. It is important to note that food poisoning can be triggered by eating expired chicken, undercooked chicken or chicken that has been contaminated by bacteria. Consulting a doctor […]