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Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alcohol-poisoning/symptoms-causes/syc-20354386?p=1

ew Alcohol poisoning is a serious — and sometimes deadly — consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. Drinking too much too quickly can affect your breathing, heart rate, body temperature and gag reflex and potentially lead to a coma and death. Alcohol poisoning can also occur when adults or children accidentally or intentionally drink household products that co...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-poisoning/symptoms-causes/syc-20356230?p=1

ew Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, is illness caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms — including bacteria, viruses and parasites — or their toxins are the most common causes of food poisoning. Infectious organisms or their toxins can contaminate food at any point of processing or production. Contamination can also occur at home if food is incorrectly handled or ...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coma/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20371103?p=1

sis Because people in a coma can't express themselves, doctors must rely on physical clues and information provided by families and friends. Be prepared to provide information about the affected person, including: Events leading up to the coma, such as vomiting or headaches Details about how the affected person lost consciousness, including whether it occurred suddenly or over time Any noticeab...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/shellfish-allergy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20377507?p=1

sis Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and may perform a physical exam to find or rule out other medical problems. He or she may also recommend one or both of the following tests: Skin test. In this test, your skin is pricked and exposed to small amounts of the proteins found in shellfish. If you're allergic, you'll develop a raised bump (hive) at the test site on your skin. Blood test. A...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cardiogenic-shock/symptoms-causes/syc-20366739?p=1

ew Cardiogenic shock is a condition in which your heart suddenly can't pump enough blood to meet your body's needs. The condition is most often caused by a severe heart attack, but not everyone who has a heart attack has cardiogenic shock. Cardiogenic shock is rare, but it's often fatal if not treated immediately. If treated immediately, about half the people who develop the condition survive. ...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acute-liver-failure/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352868?p=1

sis Tests and procedures used to diagnose acute liver failure include: Blood tests. Blood tests are done to determine how well your liver works. A prothrombin time test measures how long it takes your blood to clot. With acute liver failure, blood doesn't clot as quickly as it should. Imaging tests. Your doctor may recommend an ultrasound exam to look at your liver. Such testing may show liver ...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/staph-infections/symptoms-causes/syc-20356221?p=1

ew Staph infections are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, types of germs commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Most of the time, these bacteria cause no problems or result in relatively minor skin infections. But staph infections can turn deadly if the bacteria invade deeper into your body, entering your bloodstream, joints, bones, lungs or heart. A growing num...

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https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carbon-monoxide/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20370650?p=1

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Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carbon-monoxide/symptoms-causes/syc-20370642?p=1

ew Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when carbon monoxide builds up in your bloodstream. When too much carbon monoxide is in the air, your body replaces the oxygen in your red blood cells with carbon monoxide. This can lead to serious tissue damage, or even death. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gasoline, wood, propane, charcoal or other fuel. Improper...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/symptoms-causes/syc-20354717?p=1

ew Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children younger than 6 years are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal. Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust in older buildings ar...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/alcohol-poisoning/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354392?p=1

sis In addition to checking for visible signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning, your doctor will likely order blood and urine tests to check blood alcohol levels and identify other signs of alcohol toxicity, such as low blood sugar. Treatment Alcohol poisoning treatment usually involves supportive care while your body rids itself of the alcohol. This typically includes: Careful monitoring Prev...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-poisoning/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20356236?p=1

sis Food poisoning is often diagnosed based on a detailed history, including how long you've been sick, your symptoms and specific foods you've eaten. Your doctor will also perform a physical exam, looking for signs of dehydration. Depending on your symptoms and health history, your doctor may conduct diagnostic tests, such as a blood test, stool culture or examination for parasites, to identif...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carbon-monoxide/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20370646?p=1

sis If you're brought to an emergency room with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, you may begin treatment immediately. To confirm your diagnosis, the doctor may test a sample of your blood for carbon monoxide. Treatment Get into fresh air immediately and call 911 or emergency medical help if you or someone you're with develops signs or symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. These include hea...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myoclonus/symptoms-causes/syc-20350459?p=1

ew Myoclonus refers to a quick, involuntary muscle jerk. Hiccups are a form of myoclonus, as are the sudden jerks, or "sleep starts," you may feel just before falling asleep. These forms of myoclonus occur in healthy people and rarely present a problem. Other forms of myoclonus may occur because of a nervous system (neurological) disorder, such as epilepsy, a metabolic condition, or a reaction ...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coma/symptoms-causes/syc-20371099?p=1

ew A coma is a state of prolonged unconsciousness that can be caused by a variety of problems — traumatic head injury, stroke, brain tumor, drug or alcohol intoxication, or even an underlying illness, such as diabetes or an infection. A coma is a medical emergency. Swift action is needed to preserve life and brain function. Doctors normally order a battery of blood tests and a brain CT scan to ...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/radiation-sickness/symptoms-causes/syc-20377058?p=1

ew Radiation sickness is damage to your body caused by a large dose of radiation often received over a short period of time (acute). The amount of radiation absorbed by the body — the absorbed dose — determines how sick you'll be. Radiation sickness is also called acute radiation syndrome or radiation poisoning. Radiation sickness is not caused by common imaging tests that use low-dose radiatio...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sun-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20378077?p=1

ew Sun allergy is a term often used to describe a number of conditions in which an itchy red rash occurs on skin that has been exposed to sunlight. The most common form of sun allergy is polymorphic light eruption, also known as sun poisoning. Some people have a hereditary type of sun allergy. Others develop signs and symptoms only when triggered by another factor — such as a medication or skin...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adult-adhd/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350883?p=1

sis Signs and symptoms of ADHD in adults can be hard to spot. However, core symptoms start early in life — before age 12 — and continue into adulthood, creating major problems. No single test can confirm the diagnosis. Making the diagnosis will likely include: Physical exam, to help rule out other possible causes for your symptoms Information gathering, such as asking you questions about any cu...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hangovers/symptoms-causes/syc-20373012?p=1

ew A hangover is a group of unpleasant signs and symptoms that can develop after drinking too much alcohol. As if feeling awful weren't bad enough, frequent hangovers are also associated with poor performance and conflict at work. As a general rule, the more alcohol you drink, the more likely you are to have a hangover the next day. But there's no magic formula to tell you how much you can safe...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354723?p=1

sis Your child's doctor may recommend your child be tested for lead levels during routine check-ups. The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that doctors and parents follow the recommendations of their state or local health department. Some areas, such as those with older homes, have a higher lead exposure risk, so more frequent testing might be recommended for children who live in tho...