Activated charcoal: useful properties - How to apply

September 24, 2011

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 how to use activated carbon

How to use activated charcoal

Activated charcoal helps with nervous diarrhea and so-called "traveler's diarrhea" (food poisoning), mucous colitis Colitis - the danger of colon  Colitis - the danger of colon
 , Indigestion and ulcers of the stomach and duodenum. When these violations should be 1 - 1, 5 tablespoons of activated carbon powder three times a day between meals (food and vitamins reduce the effectiveness of the drug). Pour the specified amount of activated carbon in a glass of lukewarm water and drink. The slurry is cooked, you can add the olive oil to make it better understood.

Activated carbon is widely used during the First World War. It was used as an adsorbent in protivogaznyh masks and partially absorbed by poison gas.

To eliminate odors caused by skin ulcers, skin poultice with activated charcoal, which absorbs effectively discharge from the wound, pus, bacteria and toxins. Poultice activated carbon used today for treatment of skin infections and lesions throughout the body surface.

 How to Apply | Activated Carbon: useful properties

First aid for poisoning

Activated carbon - one of the best means of emergency food poisoning Help with food poisoning: remove the symptoms and restore digestion  Help with food poisoning: remove the symptoms and restore digestion
   mushrooms and clams; he also helps with the bites of poisonous insects, such as bites of brown recluse spider bites "black widow", and snake bites (bites apply a poultice). And this is not all the amazing beneficial properties of charcoal!

Coal is used for cleaning and filtering air and water, as well as eliminating unwanted odors and bacteria in food products.

In addition, activated carbon is used in the treatment of jaundice Jaundice - if the eyes are shining suspiciously  Jaundice - if the eyes are shining suspiciously
   in newborns, dermatitis and urticaria, as well as many other diseases.

 How to Apply | Activated Carbon: useful properties


Numerous studies show that the carbon powder and activated charcoal tablets are safe for the health in case of accidental ingestion or skin (but swallowed coal can cause constipation). However, activated carbon Activated carbon - old but indispensable  Activated carbon - old but indispensable
   It should not take a long time. The recommended treatment period - ten days, then ten-day break, followed by administration of activated charcoal can be resumed.

In no case do not use the angle formed by the combustion of food - it contains carcinogens. Do not eat the baked-on food. Needless to say, the coal for the fireplace and barbecue is also not suitable for consumption inside. Such experiments are very dangerous, because coal is enriched petrochemical additives.

Keep activated charcoal in a dry place, separate from the substances released into the atmosphere of gases or vapors. Storage in air (especially in wet environments) reduces the sorption capacity of coal.

Food poisoning - Symptoms: When should I see a doctor?

December 12, 2011

 Food poisoning - Symptoms
 Food poisoning is often associated with summer vacation away from home. Food poisoning can be different, depending on what kind of food was the cause of it, so before treatment is necessary as it is possible to define more precisely the symptoms of food poisoning, in order to provide the most appropriate assistance to the victim. The most common food poisoning are foodborne.

 Food poisoning - Symptoms: When should I see a doctor?

What is foodborne and why they occur

Foodborne diseases - is acute intestinal infections Acute intestinal infections - the most common disease in the autumn and summer  Acute intestinal infections - the most common disease in the autumn and summer
 Starting after eating foods which have multiplied these or other bacteria and their toxins accumulated. Food poisoning usually begin acutely, occur quickly and seriously with the development of gastro-enteritis and the loss of a large number of patients with fluid and useful minerals with vomiting and diarrhea. Foodborne diseases often have the character of mass poisoning (such as summer camps).

For the occurrence of food poisoning just infected the product is not enough, you need more massive accumulation of the pathogen and its toxins in the food, the latter has the leading role.

You can get sick, using a contamination during food preparation. The disease is always associated with an infected product or who have not been laid heat treatment, or the finished food contaminated after cooking and improperly stored.

 Food poisoning - Symptoms: When should I see a doctor?

Symptoms of food poisoning

The disease begins in the interval between 2 - 4 and 24 - 48 hours after ingestion of infected products. First, there are unpleasant sensations in the upper abdomen, bloating, increased motor activity of the intestine, which feels like a rumbling in the stomach, exhausting nausea, headache, sometimes - impaired consciousness. Then there are usually frequent vomiting, painful nausea, abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
   in the form of spasms.

About an hour begins diarrhea. It appears at first simply diarrhea, which is rapidly becoming watery and fetid odor, sometimes present in the faeces of mucus and blood. Stool frequency up to 15 times a day. Simultaneously with all these disorders there is a fever, palpitations, low blood pressure, pale skin, sometimes - semiconscious state. The severity of the condition due to intoxication and by how much fluid and minerals lost from the body loose stool and vomit. Shortness of breath dry skin, cyanosis of the lips and fingertips, muscle cramps, reduction of urine volume until the complete cessation of urination.

The duration of the disease in the provision of timely medical care is usually 1 - 3 days. But after the cessation of acute effects in the form of vomiting and diarrhea are the consequences that require long-term rehabilitation. For a long time saved funktsiorganov digestive disorders as a violation of separation of digestive enzymes, increased motor activity of the stomach and intestines, digestive disorders and a suction capacity of bowel dysbiosis. This is accompanied by diarrhea or constipation, bloating (flatulence), spastic abdominal pain.

Symptoms of food poisoning are almost independent of pathogen, but poisoning caused by Proteus, the stool have a fetid smell.

Complications are rare, they are more likely in children and the elderly, patients with severe comorbidities. Perhaps the development of infectious-toxic shock with a predominance of intoxication, dehydration, thrombosis Thrombosis - the cause of heart attack and stroke  Thrombosis - the cause of heart attack and stroke
   vessels, cholecystitis, infections of the urinary tract.

 Food poisoning - Symptoms: When should I see a doctor?

Features of food poisoning in children

Children often get sick by eating infected dairy products. Can infect the child and through toys, pacifiers, care items, her mother's arms. Disease can occur in the form of outbreaks in the nursing home, child care or in a children's hospital.

In children, especially in hospitals, outbreaks of foodborne disease are more often staphylococcal nature and often occur in severe, especially in infants. Among the main symptoms of the disease is dominated by violations of water-mineral and protein metabolism with the development of dehydration - exsicosis, central nervous system and circulatory disorders.

Changes in the gut in children can be very different from minor violations of local circulation to necrotizing enterocolitis. These children are marked fever, regurgitation, vomiting, loose stools, dehydration, in severe cases - neurotoxicosis (anxiety, agitation, impaired consciousness, seizures).

Heavy flows foodborne diseases in children may be complicated by infectious-toxic shock, pneumonia Pneumonia - Symptoms and Causes  Pneumonia - Symptoms and Causes
 , Inflammation of the middle ear, stomatitis, rash pustular.

At the first sign of food poisoning should immediately seek medical attention, especially if the child is ill.

Galina Romanenko

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