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Gas gangrene is a potentially deadly form of tissue death (gangrene) .
See also: Necrotizing subcutaneous infection
Tissue infection - Clostridial; Gangrene - gas; Myonecrosis; Clostridial infection of tissues
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Gas gangrene is rare in the United States. The condition is most often caused by a bacteria called Clostridium perfringens. However, it also can be caused by Group A streptococcus. Staphylococcus aureus and Vibrio vulnificus can cause similar infections.
is present in most environments. As the bacteria grow, they can produce gas in body tissues and produce many different toxins that can damage tissues. Under low-oxygen ( anaerobic
) conditions, Clostridium
that cause tissue death and related symptoms.
Gas gangrene generally occurs at the site of trauma or a recent surgical wound. The onset of gas gangrene is sudden and dramati...
What do humans have in common with bike tires and those cartoon-character balloons that are hauled down parade routes on holidays? All three contain gas.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), it's common for people to produce one-half to two quarts of gas a day, expelling it in up to 14 daily bursts. Some gas gets into people's digestive tracts after they swallow it from the surrounding air. But some gas is there because bacteria in the colon produce it after munching on undigested material.
Some people may find gas in their digestive tract to be particularly uncomfortable . This is called bloating . Gas discomfort is a common symptom that in most cases doesn't point to a serious problem. But if gas is causing you serious pain or it's been uncomfortable for more than two weeks, bring it to your doctor's attention. Also make an appointment with your doctor if you also have other symptoms that could be related, such as weight loss.
Whether or not you seek medi...
Generic Name: SIMETHICONE CHEWABLE TABLET - ORAL Pronounced: (sye-METH-i-cone) Anti-Gas Oral Overdose
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison
control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US
National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a
provincial poison control center.
Anti-Gas Oral Missed Dose
If you are taking this product on a regular schedule and
miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the
next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not
double the dose to catch up.
Anti-Gas Oral Notes
Keep all regular medical and laboratory
If you experience problems with gas, diet changes such as
limiting foods known to cause gas and bloating (e.g., beans, cabbage, high-fat
foods) or using digestive enzymes may be helpful. Ask your doctor or a
dietician for help in reviewing your diet.
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