According to gastroenterologist Ekaterina Kashukh, the toxic effect of low-quality alcohol can cause damage to internal organs. The most common signs of poisoning are nausea, vomiting, headache, and palpitations. In severe cases, alcohol poisoning can lead to seizures and paralysis, and without immediate medical attention, coma and even death can occur.
What to do in case of poisoning with low-quality alcohol? First of all, you need to call an ambulance. While waiting for the doctors, you need to wash the victim’s stomach; for this you need to drink at least a liter of water with the addition of soda and cause a gag reflex. After that, it is necessary to provide a person with warmth – wrap him in a blanket or blanket. You can also offer an adsorbent.
“The stomach can only be washed by those who are conscious. If a person is inhibited and does not respond to external stimuli, he must first let him breathe ammonia, ”the doctor warned in an interview with Gazeta.Ru.
If the victim has lost consciousness and is not breathing, it is necessary, if possible, to start resuscitation procedures: give the intoxicated person artificial respiration, chest compressions.