Don't confuse ammonia with ammonium, as this is a completely different thing. Ammonia is a solid which has the form of a white powder and can be obtained after evaporation of ammonia. The latter is a solution of ammonia in water and can be applied in many spheres of human life. In particular, ammonia is used to bring a person to senses after fainting or loss of consciousness. Also, there are cases when intentionally take in to eliminate alcohol poisoning or its symptoms. In folk medicine, apply lotions of ammonia, which disinfects and cleanses the skin damaged by insect bites. Therefore, in moderation and for the purpose of ammonia, it is appropriate to use. In addition, the alcohol used in everyday life for purification of Cutlery and other materials.
Misuse of ammonia can lead to serious consequences, including respiratory arrest, vomiting, diarrhea, severe pain, burns and even death.The most common effect of contact with ammonia in the mouth is the burn. Usually this happens due to the fact that many people during medical procedures, forget to dilute ammonia. A high concentration of ammonia (about 10%) irritates internal and external tissues, causing severe burns of skin and internal organs. If the ammonia in the undiluted state came in his mouth, then in stomach, then there is a huge risk to the health and life of the victim.
Precautions and required action for burns ammonia
But your position is not so hopeless, even if you swallow ammonia solution. In this case, an urgent need to drink as much water (for washing the stomach) and cause a gag reflex. Gag reflex would occur if the pressure at the base of the tongue.
In cases where a small amount of ammonia was only on the lips or in the mouth, enough to do a simple rinse.
Yet in any case it is better not to get into such a situation. To eliminate the possibility of accidental ingestion of ammonia, be sure to keep containers with them as far as possible from the kitchen and preferably with labels. Also in no case do not pour the solution into containers for food such as cups, glasses, etc.
Advice 2: How to use ammonia
Ammonia is called the 10% solution of ammonia. This liquid has a sharp odor. Its application in medical purposes is quite common. However, few people know that ammonia can be used in the household.
Application in medicine
Ammonia is used in fainting. Its pungent smell excites the centers of breathing and outputs it from the unconscious state. To assist the victim to moisten a small cotton ball in ammonia and hold it for a second to his nose.
In cases where you need to induce vomiting, it is taken orally. Remember that the ammonia must be diluted, otherwise it will cause burns to the esophagus and stomach. The optimal concentration of the solution to 10 drops per 100 ml of water.
Ammonia is very effective as an antiseptic. No wonder it is used by surgeons to disinfect hands before surgery. It is contraindicated in various diseases of the skin, such as dermatitis, eczema and others.
Ammonia is often used to treat frequent sneezing. In people, this tool is called "snuff". For its production need to take a bottle with a volume of 200 ml and pour back ammonia and a little sunflower oil. It has a lower density, so will always be on top. Oil is needed to ensure that the alcohol does not evaporate. The bottle is shaken, bring to each nostril and inhale. For greater efficiency the "free" nostril it is advisable to push with your finger. The number and depth of breaths increase gradually depending on the development of a cold. No need for the first time to deeply inhale the vapors of alcohol, otherwise you may experience severe dizziness and headaches.
The use of the farm
Ammonia is able to clean almost all surfaces in the house. He is very cheap and you can buy it at any pharmacy. Is it worth it now to spend money on expensive detergents?
Ammonia solution is perfect for cleaning Windows. To prepare it, mix a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol with one liter of water. Detergent ready. Very convenient to use it in the sprayer for the water. After spraying, wipe the window with newspaper or a dry cloth.
Housewives know how hard it is to clean suede things. A solution of ammonia will perfectly cope with such contamination. For its preparation you need to take 1 part alcohol and 4 parts water. Soak in it a cotton swab and treat them suede. Then wipe the surface with cotton wool soaked in water with the addition of a small amount of vinegar.
To give its former luster to silver jewelry and Cutlery you can, if you put them in a jar with a solution of ammonia (1 part of alcohol mixed with 4 parts water) and leave for 2 hours. Then wipe them with a soft cloth.