A solution of potassium permanganate in case of poisoning: how to breed, drink
The poisoning is a condition in which there is intoxication the defeat of the body of chemicals, toxins or pathogenic bacteria. Gastric lavage is the main component of provide first aid in case of poisoning. This article describes potassium permanganate poisoning, indications and contraindications to its use, the rules of preparation of the solution.
What is potassium permanganate
Potassium permanganate, or potassium permanganate, is a strong chemical substance belonging to the group of oxidants. In appearance it is similar to dark violet crystals. The potassium permanganate solution is used in medicine, industry, industries.
Previously, the solution of potassium permanganate has been widely used in the home and were available in all home kits are sold without prescriptions.
In our time, potassium permanganate is almost disappeared from pharmacy shelves and is sold strictly by appointment and prescription of the attending physician. This is due to its use in the manufacture of certain drugs.
But still some houses available in case of poisoning. People got used to this folk remedy and not know it alternative.
Than helps potassium permanganate in the treatment of poisoning
Can I drink while potassium permanganate poisoning? A solution of potassium permanganate when used for poisoning gastric lavage. It provokes vomiting and cleanses the digestive cavity, neutralizes some toxins and microorganisms.
Please note that pediatricians do not recommend the use of a solution of potassium permanganate for the treatment of poisoning in children. There are many risks associated with manganese. You can't be sure that the child with a solution of potassium permanganate, immediately be able to snatch it. Also he can choke them to breathe, which will cause burns of the respiratory tract.
For the treatment of poisoning can only take a weak solution of potassium permanganate in the correct dilution. Concentrated potassium permanganate is able to cause severe poisoning, intoxication and defeat of the internal organs.
According to recent studies, the role of potassium permanganate in the treatment of poisoning is very exaggerated population. Regular washing with plain water is as effective and more safe means.
Contraindications to the use of potassium permanganate
Potassium permanganate, when the poisoning may not be used in all cases. This drug is a potent chemical substance and has a number of contraindications that will be discussed further.
Vomiting blood or black. This symptom indicates internal bleeding from damaged blood vessels of the esophagus, stomach or duodenum.
Bleeding may develop on the background of any poisoning, as a result of repeated vomiting or the patient ulcers, gastritis or cirrhosis.
When internal bleeding is prohibited lavage of the stomach, provoke vomiting, and ingestion of fluids or drugs. The appearance of black or bloody vomiting , you should call the ambulance (SMP) and to go to the hospital.
Poisoning with acids or alkalis
In this type of poisoning gastric lavage at home independently is prohibited. This procedure is performed by physicians using the SMP probe.
The stimulation of vomiting acid or alkali can re-damage the stomach, esophagus and mouth, can cause bleeding, deep burn.
Atopy and a predisposition to allergies
A solution of potassium permanganate is very allergenic. It is forbidden to take people who suffer the following diseases:
- atopic dermatitis;
- allergic rhinitis;
- bronchial asthma;
- obstructive bronchitis;
- chronic urticaria.
Disturbance of consciousness of the patient
Gastric lavage is not performed in patients with impaired Central nervous system. Loss of consciousness, convulsions, hallucinations, severe alcoholic poisoning, this procedure is contraindicated.
When these conditions are violated swallowing reflex, a person can choke and die solution.
Rules for the preparation and use of solution of potassium permanganate
How to dilute the solution of potassium permanganate? To cleanse the stomach, you can only use a very weak solution of potassium permanganate. For its preparation should take 5-6 crystals of potassium permanganate and dissolve them with a simple liter of boiled water at room temperature until complete dissolution. This dose is safe for humans and does not lead to manganese poisoning.
To have my stomach pumped at home should drink this solution in one gulp and immediately to snatch it. This procedure can be repeated several times in a row.
What else is included in the treatment of poisoning
With the development of food poisoning one gastric lavage is not enough for recovery. To self-medicate poisoning risk. It is best to call a team of SMEs and be treated in the hospital.
At the stage of rendering first aid is not only cleanse the stomach cavity. Below are actions that you can help the poisoned person until medics arrive.
- Guide a cleansing enema on the basis of simple boiled water at room temperature. It will help flush out the intestinestoxins and will reduce the intoxication syndrome. An enema can be repeated several times before the advent of the net intestinal wash water.
- Give the patient to drink sorbents. You can use any kinds of drugs that you can find in the home medicine Cabinet. For example, activated carbon, APSCO, enterosgel. Before taking these drugs check expiry date and read the rules of dispensing.
- Drink of the poisoned person with water. In order not to provoke repeated episodes of vomiting, you need to drink slowly, small SIPS and often. Drink to treat dehydration and to reduce intoxication.
Further treatment will be carried out by the paramedics and hospital. Its volume and duration depends on the patient's condition and etiology of poisoning.
The consequences of incorrect ingestion of potassium permanganate
Incorrectly diluted potassium permanganate leads to severe poisoning, which may be much more dangerous than the primary disease, which tried to cure the cleansing of the stomach.
Symptoms of manganese poisoning:
- severe burning and pain along the esophagus and in the stomach is called stomach burn;
- disturbance of health, the rapid development of weakness, pale skin;
- staining of the language in the violet-blue color;
- abundant and frequent diarrhea, which occurs a few minutes after ingestion of poisonous solution of potassium permanganate;
- acute respiratory failure, which appears to be hurried and superficial breathing, shortness of breath mixed type;
- seizures in all groups of skeletal muscles, during which the person loses consciousness;
- disruption of the Central nervous system with the development of deep shallow breathing.
Please note that manganese poisoning leads to hemolysis – breakdown of red blood cells. This pathology is treated for a very long time, and the patient suffers from anemia and hypoxia.
When the first symptoms of poisoning by manganese need to call the ambulance. The treatment is carried out in the intensive care unit or the toxicology Department.
A solution of potassium permanganate is a favorite of many means of gastric lavage in the home for poisoning. But according to the doctors, its value and usefulness is exaggerated. Gastric lavage with plain water is safer. Incorrectly prepared solution of potassium permanganate can cause severe intoxication, poisoning, burns of the digestive tract and anemia.