A family eats charcoal hot pot in an air-conditioned room. The air inside and outside is not circulated. The burning charcoal releases carbon monoxide and accumulates in the room, causing people present to be poisoned. The youngest is only 3 years old. Good poisoning symptoms are only headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, etc. If the poisoning time is long, the IQ will decrease, and if it is serious, it will threaten life. What are the manifestations of carbon monoxide poisoning? Why do these symptoms occur.
Carbon monoxide is a gas composed of carbon and oxygen elements. It is colorless and odorless. Its brother carbon dioxide is a normal product produced by humans and even all animals after metabolism. Both brothers may cause human poisoning and poisoning. The severity and symptoms are different. Carbon dioxide is not as toxic as carbon monoxide, and most of them are reversible. If the rescue is timely, the human body can completely return to normal. Carbon monoxide is different. Just like a small truck in blood, it can carry oxygen and send it to various organs of the human body for their use. This small truck can not only carry oxygen, but also carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. The first two are reversible. It can be unloaded, and carbon monoxide is easy to rely on, and the human body loses the ability to use oxygen. The blood cannot carry oxygen even when it flows through the lungs, which leads to suffocation and damage to vital organs. Among them, the brain is the most easily affected, ranging from dizziness and headache, to necrosis, mental deterioration, and even death.
Carbon monoxide poisoning has a very characteristic manifestation, that is, the lips are bright cherry red. Once it appears, it means that the poisoning is deep and needs immediate rescue. Generally, the patient needs to be put into a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Use hyperbaric oxygen to grab the oxygen-carrying position of hemoglobin and squeeze out carbon monoxide.