Toxicologist, candidate of medical sciences Mikhail Kutushov spoke about the symptoms and causes of the dangerous disease botulism. About it reports Pravda.Ru.
According to the specialist, the disease can be caused in several ways – by consuming low-quality or spoiled food, especially canned food, or by getting the Clostridium botulinum bacterium into a wound.
Among the first symptoms, the doctor noted muscle weakness or paralysis, difficulty swallowing and breathing, blurred vision, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
Kutushov said that botulism antitoxin is used for treatment in parallel with supportive therapy aimed at relieving symptoms and preventing complications.
The doctor warned that it is dangerous to use even slightly swollen canned food as food, since the process of botulism reproduction could have already begun there.
“If the lid is swollen, it’s called bombing. It’s better to throw out such products from the beginning,” the publication quotes Kutushov.
It was previously reported that an American faced serious health problems after eating sardines.
It took local doctors five days to make an accurate diagnosis of botulism. Due to the long delay in providing the necessary help, Jackson became blind and stopped speaking.
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