Indications for gastric lavage at home

Shown gastric lavage in food, chemical and medicinal poisoning. Also, this procedure helps in acute and chronic pancreatitis, perforation of the esophageal wall, abundant mucus production in gastritis. In addition, gastric lavage is shown to people with a diagnosis of preinfarction state, epilepsy and stroke. Perhaps more diagnostic lavage of the stomach with subsequent study of wash water.

The technique of gastric lavage

For gastric lavage is recommended for one approach to drink as much boiled water at room temperature (this should be approximately 5-6 cups). Then with two fingers press down on the tongue, artificially inducing vomiting. This procedure is recommended to be done as long as the vomit is clean. After that, rinse the mouth with clean water and drink some warm sweet tea.

To wash out the stomach, use a solution of potassium permanganate. To do this, take a little powder and dissolve in boiled water at room temperature (to get a solution of pale pink color). Then pass the solution through a paper filter or layered cheesecloth. This procedure is very important since undissolved crystals of potassium permanganate can cause burns of the mucous membrane of the stomach and esophagus.
If you have acute indigestion, potassium permanganate solution for washing stomach should be avoided.

Also take 2 tbsp of salt and dissolve in 5 l of water. Prepared according to this recipe, the solution prevents the penetration of poisons from the stomach into the intestine. Solution take in and artificially induce vomiting.

First aid if poisoning acid – 2% soda solution. But in cases of poisoning by lye, you should immediately wash out the stomach and drink products-absorbents.
The solution temperature should be 35-37 o C - this will slow down the process of absorption by the body of toxins and poisons.

How to wash out the stomach of the child

The wash procedure should start when the child is poisoned in a sitting position. The child's chest cover with plastic and a towel, and then give the baby to drink cooked warm solution. Then the baby is placed across the bed (his head should be down to hang down) and put at the bottom of the basin to vomit. Put in the mouth of a child's finger and cause vomiting.

To wash out the stomach of the baby, prepare a pale pink solution of potassium permanganate or a solution of cooking salt (7-10 l of water take 3 tbsp. of salt). Baby 6-9 months should water 700-800 ml of the solution from 9 to 12 months – 900-1000 ml, and after a year for every passing year adds an additional 1 l of solution (but not more than 10 liters).