Monday, April 28, 2008

Home Remedy for Botulism

Botulism is a rare case of poisoning but it causes serious illness caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

Botulinum toxin can be used in positive way in just very small amount through the process called BOTOX, which reduces facial wrinkles through preventing contraction of muscles beneath the skin

Causes of Botulism

Botulism is caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It produces a toxin called botulinum that affects the nerves and paralyzes muscles.

Two way of causing botulism:

1. Ingesting the botulinum toxin or food borne botulism
2. Infection with the bacterial spores or infectious botulism

Symptoms of Botulism

Botulism is severe, sometimes fatal food poisoning caused by ingestion of food containing botulinum toxins

A symptom of botulism usually appears between 8 - 36 hours after consuming contaminated food.

Botulism symptoms include:

* Nausea
* Fatigue
* Vomiting
* Lethargy
* Dry mouth
* Blurred vision
* Slurred speech
* Muscle weakness
* Drooping eyelids
* Abdominal cramps
* Difficulty in swallowing
* Progressive weakness with paralysis
* Breathing difficulty that may lead to respiratory failure

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