Dr. Komorowski spoke about the threat to children posed by parents
Popular Ukrainian pediatrician Eugene Komorowski continues to give important tips to parents about children’s health. The doctor has warned parents about possible child poisoning tobacco. The relevant post was published on his page in Instagram.
According to Komarovsky, there are two main reasons of poisoning by tobacco:
• inhalation intake of nicotine due to active or passive Smoking;
• swallowing by children of tobacco, including nicotine gum, patches, liquids for electronic cigarettes.
Symptoms of poisoning with tobacco:
• restlessness (agitation), nausea, vomiting, headache;
pain in the abdomen;
• excessive sweating;
• in severe poisoning — shortness of breath, arrhythmias, convulsions.
According to the doctor, inhalation of nicotine emergency care similar to the same at the poison gases. The main thing — immediately to take the child to fresh air. If this is not possible, open the Windows and doors.
If a child swallows tobacco, you should immediately induce vomiting. This can be done in the following way:
— in order to induce vomiting, give the child drink 1-2 glasses of water or milk, then with one hand hold the child, and two fingers of the second hand enter as deeply as possible into the oropharynx and stir them;
— fingers can be replaced with a spoon, which should put pressure on the root of the tongue;
attempts to induce vomiting should be undertaken, despite the resistance of the child.
“The child under one year for the occurrence of poisoning by tobacco is enough to swallow half a cigarette. 1 eaten a cigarette is a dangerous dose for a child over 1 year”, warns the doctor.