The Egyptian Red Crescent Society said that poisoning is the arrival of any substance to the body that results in a harmful effect, either through ingestion, inhalation, or skin.
The association confirmed, on its website, that the signs of poisoning may be sudden and acute and appear in minutes and even hours after exposure, or a change in skin color, swelling, and local burning.
As for the symptoms of gastrointestinal infection, they are: burns around the lips, stomach pain, diarrhea, and vomiting.
She indicated that the symptoms of respiratory infections are: sneezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and suffocation.
She added that the symptoms of nervous system injury are: a change in the degree of consciousness, convulsions, headache, dizziness, and a sense of fainting.
Bleeding and wounds
She pointed out that the first aid to deal with cases of bleeding and wounds is:
Call an ambulance.
Work to stop the bleeding of the injured.
Cover the removed body with gauze.
Place the removed part in an airtight bag that does not leak.
This body was placed in another bag filled with ice and water.
Observe the injured person and work to comfort and reassure him until the ambulance arrives.
The need to hand over the bag containing the removed part or place to the ambulance.
The association provided a number of tips to deal with cases of fracture, by applying indirect cold compresses to the site of injury for a period of no more than 20 minutes, while waiting for a period of not less than 20 minutes before applying cold compresses again.
Branches of the Red Crescent Society
The Red Crescent Society confirmed that the branches of the Egyptian Red Crescent Society cover the governorates of the Republic, through 27 branches in the governorates: Marsa Matrouh, Sohag, New Valley, Cairo, Port Said, Ismailia, North Sinai, Giza, Alexandria, Suez, Aswan, South Sinai, Sharkia, Damietta, Minya, Menoufia, Dakahlia, Kafr El-Sheikh, Gharbia, Qalyubia, Beheira, Luxor, Fayoum, Beni Suef, Qena, the Red Sea, Assiut.