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Prevention of Tetraodon Poisoning

Treatments for Tetraodon Poisoning

Treatments to consider for Tetraodon Poisoning may include:

  • There is no antidote for the toxin so the patients symptoms (particularly breathing problems) need to be managed in a hospital setting until the toxin is eliminated from the body
  • Induce vomiting - if within a few hours of ingestion
  • In case of paralysis - artificial respiration may be required.
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Prevention of Tetraodon Poisoning:

This toxicosis may be avoided by not consuming pufferfish or other animal species containing tetrodotoxin. Most other animal species known to contain tetrodotoxin are not usually consumed by humans. Poisoning from tetrodotoxin is of major public health concern primarily in Japan, where "fugu" is a traditional delicacy. It is prepared and sold in special restaurants where trained and licensed individuals carefully remove the viscera to reduce the danger of poisoning. Importation of pufferfish into the United States is not generally permitted, although special exceptions may be granted. There is potential for misidentification and/or mislabelling, particularly of prepared, frozen fish products. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Prevention Claims: Tetraodon Poisoning

Information on prevention of Tetraodon Poisoning comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Tetraodon Poisoning prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.

 

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