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What are the symptoms of cyanide poisoning?

What are the symptoms of cyanide poisoning?

Numerous symptoms.: The features of cyanide poisoning depend on the duration, degree, and type of exposure. Central nervous system and cardiovascular system dysfunction are most prominent. Symptoms include headache, anxiety, confusion, vertigo, coma, seizures, cardiovascular instability, vomiting, abdominal pain and skin color changes. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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I just wanted to know can immunity be built up against cyanide poisoning?

I just wanted to know can immunity be built up against cyanide poisoning?

No: Cyanide is a potent cellular toxin which acts quickly, and it's hard to believe anyone would try to build up an immunity to it. ...Read more

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Onset of cyanide ingestion poisoning ? When do you know you are safe when how many hours have passed and you don't have any symptoms ?

Onset of cyanide ingestion poisoning ? When do you know you are safe when how many hours have passed and you don't have any symptoms ?

Cyanid poisoning : This is a very unusual question . Cyanide in any dose is potentially deadly . No one is safe when exposed . If you think you have been poisoned seek help and get tested . ...Read more

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I blended two cherry pits by mistake with the fruit smoothie I was doing . Can I or my son get cyanide poisoning ?

I blended two cherry pits by mistake with the fruit smoothie I was doing . Can I or my son get cyanide poisoning ?

The pits: Symptoms of mild poisoning include headache, dizziness, confusion, anxiety, and vomiting. Larger doses can lead to difficulty breathing, increased blood pressure and heart rate, and kidney failure. Reactions can include coma, convulsions, and death from respiratory arrest. There are several treatment options, but the main thing is to limit the absorption of the chemicals from the seeds. Basically, ...Read more

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Found out apple seeds contains cyanide. Been juicing whole apples for 2 months (3/day x 60 days = approx 180). Is it enough to cause poisoning?

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No: Last i saw, it was speculated that even with complete extraction of the cyanide compounds with complete pulverization of the seeds (assuming the sides aren't intact, which would make the cyanide inaccessible), it would take 85 grams, or half a cup of pure seeds to get to a harmful level. Feel safe! ...Read more

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Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Is alcohol poisoning a long painful death?

Depends...: Dying of acute alcohol poisoning, as in the case of a youngster playing drinking games, is probably painless but is a terrible waste. Dying of the long-term effects of alcoholism involves either serious brain damage or the nausea, itching, and disfigurement of liver failure. Those who die of alcohol hurt others in the process and after. Thanks for choosing to use it wisely or not at all. ...Read more

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Please explain why is food poisoning so painful?

Please explain why is food poisoning so painful?

Poison.: When your body is poisoned by foods, the body reacts in two ways, it is hurt by the poisons the foods have, and some cells can be damaged or die in the process, and this can cause pain. The second is the body fights fiercely to get rid of it, which includes acid production and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea to flush the poison out of the body as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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Why is food poisoning so painful? I need some advice.

Why is food poisoning so painful? I need some advice.

Spasm: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary. Was there specific advice that you were looking for. If yes, then please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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In all cases is sun poisoning painful?

In most: The skin can be very painful or have severe itching. Systemic effects like fever and malaise can occur as well. ...Read more

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