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Euphorbia Poisoning

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  • The drinker is not permitted to be present at the preparation of the mboundou, but he may send two friends to see that all is fair. " When Olanga came he emptied the bowl at a draught In about five minutes the poison took effect. He... ‏[books.google.com]
  • Stout sharp spines are present along the angled stems. Symptoms : The sap causes skin rash and blisters, intense burning and, if splashed into the eye, temporary blindness. The stout, sharp spines can also cause mechanical injury.[childrens.health.qld.gov.au]
  • It grows wild in eastern US, but it is not present in the UK, so it is extremely unlikely to be the cause of your rash. Another possible cause of your rash is plants in the euphorbia family.[independent.co.uk]
  • For the taking of cuttings and all other activities where Euphorbia sap could be present, you should wear rubber gloves and safety goggles. As even the invisible vapour of the sap can cause discomfort, you should provide for adequate aeration.[euphorbia.de]
  • It has a wide distribution in Africa, being prominently present in northeastern, central and southern Africa.[en.wikipedia.org]
Falling
  • I have seen it administered, and have seen the poor drinker fall down dead, with blood gushing from his mouth, eyes, and nose in five minutes after taking the dose... ‏[books.google.com]
  • This plant eventually becomes like a miniature palm tree, as the leaves from the bottom of the stem fall off and be only on top. The flowers of the milkweed blogilates small and white in color, it is desirable at once to tear, to avoid trouble.[medicalj-center.info]
  • “The vast majority of accidents in the garden involve falling off ladders and hardly anyone gets hurt by plants. It’s more a question of awareness and educating children about plants,” says Guy.[madeformums.com]
  • The plant bears dainty yellow flowers in early summer and a dark blue berry that ripens late in the Fall.[poisoncontrol.utah.edu]
Inflammation
  • A number of people have spoken of suffering eye inflammation after handling the plant. A woman said that she had cut back a rockery version of Euphorbia. The stem was very hard and when she cut into it the sap squirted up to her right eye.[thepoisongarden.co.uk]
  • The sap can cause severe inflammation and blistering if it comes in direct contact with the skin. If the sap comes in contact with the eyes it can cause serious damage to the cornea and at worst blindness.[herbal-supplement-resource.com]
  • Consumption of this plant can cause blistering, irritation, and inflammation of the upper digestive tract. The sap has been noted to cause contact dermatitis on the legs and face of horses.[research.vet.upenn.edu]
  • Contact with this sap can cause serious inflammation of the eyes, nose or mouth, and even blindness. This can be avoided if the plant is handled with caution and you wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.[australiangeographic.com.au]
Weakness
  • The victim observed a strong weakness, dry mucous membranes, fever, decrease in blood pressure and deterioration of the heart.[medicalj-center.info]
  • If symptoms do occur, they usually include trembling, staggering, feeling cold, and a weak pulse. The person may even collapse. Yew is one of the plants where the poison is not destroyed when the plant dies.[ediblewildfood.com]
Pathologist
  • SNOMED CT (R) was originally created by The College of American Pathologists. "SNOMED" and "SNOMED CT" are registered trademarks of the IHTSDO."[doctor.am]
Fever
  • The victim observed a strong weakness, dry mucous membranes, fever, decrease in blood pressure and deterioration of the heart.[medicalj-center.info]
Vomiting
  • Treatment for ingestion is to induce vomiting or have the stomach pumped. Maintain fluids and electrolyte balance in cases of severe vomiting. For irritated eyes, flush with a gentle stream of tepid water for 15 minutes.[nevadaappeal.com]
  • […] fact that the use of any part of this plant occurs serious gastroenteritis, which is manifested by such symptoms: headache and dizziness; a cutting pain and a burning sensation throughout the esophagus; cramping pains in the abdomen; nausea, severe vomiting[medicalj-center.info]
  • […] succulent, spineless shrub with round, green branches; leaves clustered at the tip of the branches and soon dropping Family: Euphorbiaceae Origin: Tropical Africa and India Poison Part: All parts Poison Delivery Mode: Dermatitis, ingestion Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting[plants.ces.ncsu.edu]
  • If the herb is ingested it can lead to a sharp local irritation of the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat, dizziness, acute gastrointestinal disorders with vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, and severe pain.[herbal-supplement-resource.com]
  • They may cause vomiting or diarrhoea if ingested, but that is all. An extra glass of water with supper is the only treatment required.[telegraph.co.uk]
Diarrhea
  • […] the use of any part of this plant occurs serious gastroenteritis, which is manifested by such symptoms: headache and dizziness; a cutting pain and a burning sensation throughout the esophagus; cramping pains in the abdomen; nausea, severe vomiting and diarrhea[medicalj-center.info]
  • SYMPTOMS : Diarrhea, collapse, and death may result from ingestion of Euphorbia cyparissias. Hay contaminated with E. cyparissias has caused death in cattle.[research.vet.upenn.edu]
  • […] spineless shrub with round, green branches; leaves clustered at the tip of the branches and soon dropping Family: Euphorbiaceae Origin: Tropical Africa and India Poison Part: All parts Poison Delivery Mode: Dermatitis, ingestion Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea[plants.ces.ncsu.edu]
  • Red Baneberry Actaea rubra Red baneberry berries are poisonous; so much so that eating as few as two or three can cause a person to suffer with severe cramps, burning in the stomach, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, increased pulse, headaches and dizziness.[ediblewildfood.com]
  • If the herb is ingested it can lead to a sharp local irritation of the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat, dizziness, acute gastrointestinal disorders with vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, and severe pain.[herbal-supplement-resource.com]
Abdominal Pain
  • Humans General symptoms of poisoning: Abdominal Pains Blistering Mouth, Irritation of Notes on poisoning: Crown-of-thorns contains an irritant in the latex that causes skin irritation and problems on mucous membranes and eye tissue.[cbif.gc.ca]
  • No well documented cases of severe poisoning exist despite many cases of fruit, bud, and leaf ingestion The irritant milk may produce symptoms of gastroenteritis including abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.[research.vet.upenn.edu]
Flatulence
  • […] this plant occurs serious gastroenteritis, which is manifested by such symptoms: headache and dizziness; a cutting pain and a burning sensation throughout the esophagus; cramping pains in the abdomen; nausea, severe vomiting and diarrhea; increased flatulence[medicalj-center.info]
Eye Irritation
  • Eye irritation develops when the sap comes in contact with the eyes. Treatment for ingestion is to induce vomiting or have the stomach pumped. Maintain fluids and electrolyte balance in cases of severe vomiting.[nevadaappeal.com]
  • “They are a skin and eye irritant, they might burn tender skin and can be transferred to eyes and lips on the fingers,” he adds. “Children could be vulnerable if not taught about avoiding and taking care with washing hands after handling chillis.”[madeformums.com]
  • About 1000 species of plants in Australia are known to be toxic to animals and humans and plenty more cause skin and eye irritation, rashes or discomfort. About 10 per cent of plants in Australia even make cyanide.[australiangeographic.com.au]
Blister
  • Spurges often cause rashes and blisters. Eye irritation develops when the sap comes in contact with the eyes. Treatment for ingestion is to induce vomiting or have the stomach pumped.[nevadaappeal.com]
  • Giant hogweed One mum is warning against the dangers of hogweed after her son suffered serious, painful burn-like blisters on his hands and arms, says the Mail Online.[madeformums.com]
  • The skin reddens, swells, there are blisters. If accidentally splashed some juice in my eyes starts watery eyes, deteriorating eyesight and inflamed conjunctiva. The patient cannot open the affected eye.[medicalj-center.info]
  • Itching, rashes, and weepy blisters can occur. Some plants can lead to injury if sap or juice drips onto skin and that skin is then exposed to sunlight. A red rash and possibly blisters occur.[poison.org]
  • Symptoms : The sap causes skin rash and blisters, intense burning and, if splashed into the eye, temporary blindness. The stout, sharp spines can also cause mechanical injury.[childrens.health.qld.gov.au]
Flushing
  • For irritated eyes, flush with a gentle stream of tepid water for 15 minutes. For irritated skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water (Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North America; Turner and Szczawinski).[nevadaappeal.com]
Ulcer
  • Tincture milkweed helps in the treatment of skin ulcers, which heal poorly, warts and fungal infections. Pure juice can not be used, it causes burns.[medicalj-center.info]
Angioedema
  • Use parts of this plant can cause severe allergic reactions, including angioedema. When the SAP gets on the skin, there is a strong reaction. The skin reddens, swells, there are blisters.[medicalj-center.info]
Skin Ulcer
  • Tincture milkweed helps in the treatment of skin ulcers, which heal poorly, warts and fungal infections. Pure juice can not be used, it causes burns.[medicalj-center.info]
Fear
  • The plant is also called Boesmangif (Afrikaans for Bushman’s poison) and ouzuwo (Otjiherero for “poison”) and is widely feared by the Himba as a poisonous plant.[travelnewsnamibia.com]
  • "Poinsettias, mistletoe, and holly not as poisonous as once feared." The Boston Globe. December 17, 2014. Sequin, M. The Chemistry of Plants: Perfumes, Pigments and Poisons. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012. Images Credits: 1.[nature.com]
Convulsions
  • Symptoms of poisoning can be intense burning of the mouth, throat and stomach; salivation, vomiting, convulsions, constriction of the pupils, fluid buildup in the lungs; and, in extreme cases coma and death. Spurges often cause rashes and blisters.[nevadaappeal.com]
  • After absorption of toxic substances into the bloodstream affects the nervous system, manifested by convulsions, confusion and loss of coordination. In particularly serious cases, these conditions culminate in a coma.[medicalj-center.info]
  • When the poison enters the bloodstream, it causes convulsions, paralysis and death. Smaller antelope usually die within 24 hours, while larger animals may take up to three days to succumb.[travelnewsnamibia.com]
  • Severe poisoning results in paralysis of the respiratory system, convulsions and even cardiac arrest. This plant has attractive foliage and berries that look nice but they are to be avoided at all costs.[ediblewildfood.com]
  • Overdosing results in nausea, convulsions and hallucinations, and can lead to a heart attack.[telegraph.co.uk]
Confusion
  • Then all became confused. An almost random hacking ensued, and in an incredibly short space of time the bodies were cut in small pieces, which were cast into the river. ‏[books.google.com]
  • After absorption of toxic substances into the bloodstream affects the nervous system, manifested by convulsions, confusion and loss of coordination. In particularly serious cases, these conditions culminate in a coma.[medicalj-center.info]
  • CONFUSED TAXA : Euphorbia cyparissias is a colonial plant from creeping rootstocks; leaves: linear, entire, crowded, 3 cm long, 1-nerved; cyathia: umbel-like cymes, yellowish green when young, becoming purplish red; glands: yellow, crescent shaped with[research.vet.upenn.edu]
  • Rich in alkaloids such as scopolamine and hyoscyamine, if ingested by humans, the trumpets can cause diarrhoea, confusion, migraines, paralysis and even death. 4.[australiangeographic.com.au]
Confusion
  • Then all became confused. An almost random hacking ensued, and in an incredibly short space of time the bodies were cut in small pieces, which were cast into the river. ‏[books.google.com]
  • After absorption of toxic substances into the bloodstream affects the nervous system, manifested by convulsions, confusion and loss of coordination. In particularly serious cases, these conditions culminate in a coma.[medicalj-center.info]
  • CONFUSED TAXA : Euphorbia cyparissias is a colonial plant from creeping rootstocks; leaves: linear, entire, crowded, 3 cm long, 1-nerved; cyathia: umbel-like cymes, yellowish green when young, becoming purplish red; glands: yellow, crescent shaped with[research.vet.upenn.edu]
  • Rich in alkaloids such as scopolamine and hyoscyamine, if ingested by humans, the trumpets can cause diarrhoea, confusion, migraines, paralysis and even death. 4.[australiangeographic.com.au]
Dizziness
  • Symptoms of poisoning The main danger that comes from milkweed, is the fact that the use of any part of this plant occurs serious gastroenteritis, which is manifested by such symptoms: headache and dizziness; a cutting pain and a burning sensation throughout[medicalj-center.info]
  • Red Baneberry Actaea rubra Red baneberry berries are poisonous; so much so that eating as few as two or three can cause a person to suffer with severe cramps, burning in the stomach, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, increased pulse, headaches and dizziness.[ediblewildfood.com]
  • If the herb is ingested it can lead to a sharp local irritation of the mucous membranes in the mouth and throat, dizziness, acute gastrointestinal disorders with vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, and severe pain.[herbal-supplement-resource.com]
Headache
  • Symptoms of poisoning The main danger that comes from milkweed, is the fact that the use of any part of this plant occurs serious gastroenteritis, which is manifested by such symptoms: headache and dizziness; a cutting pain and a burning sensation throughout[medicalj-center.info]
  • Red Baneberry Actaea rubra Red baneberry berries are poisonous; so much so that eating as few as two or three can cause a person to suffer with severe cramps, burning in the stomach, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, increased pulse, headaches and dizziness.[ediblewildfood.com]

Treatment

  • Spurge has found application in the treatment of many diseases. Basic it is possible to allocate: For skin diseases. Tincture milkweed helps in the treatment of skin ulcers, which heal poorly, warts and fungal infections.[medicalj-center.info]
  • A recent caller reported euphorbia poisoning in his eyes that he was unable to find treatment for.[nevadaappeal.com]
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  • If the sap latex is used as a natural treatment for warts it must be applied with care so it does not come into contact with the surrounding skin.[herbal-supplement-resource.com]
  • The rash lasts for up to two weeks, and there is no effective treatment for it. The rash is a form of chemical dermatitis, caused by oils in the leaves. Poison ivy leaves grow in groups of three, are shiny and vary in colour from green to red.[independent.co.uk]

Prevention

  • Preventing these itchy, blistery, uncomfortable skin reactions involves some common-sense steps. When gardening or doing yard work, cover as much skin as you can. Wearing gardening gloves can prevent many plant materials from piercing your skin.[poison.org]
  • "For most people, the garden is a pleasurable place," says Sarah Colles, a Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) home safety adviser.[telegraph.co.uk]
  • Based upon many human and animal clinical trials, it has been suggested that anthocyanins possess anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease prevention.[nature.com]
  • Washing my hands after touching the plant – or better yet using gloves before pinching off the seed pod – would have prevented the problem. Rinsing the eye sooner probably would not have helped.[uaex.edu]

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