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Amazing Signs of Fentanyl Poisoning: How to Deal with Overdose

According to the

organization FamiliesAgainstFentanyl , the fentanyl crisis in the United States kills about 250 people every day. Identified by reviewing the facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the crisis.

Fentanyl is currently the number one American killer between the ages of 18 and 45 

Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids (manufactured in China and India and distributed by cross-border criminal organizations in Mexico) are behind the crisis, Fox News marks. Medical experts, including Dr. Siegel, said.

According to some health professionals, bystanders can help prevent this type of death, but they need to be aware of the signs and have the right tools to help. 

Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, a physician specializing in the prevention and treatment of chronic pain and working in Metropolis Pain Medicine in New York City, said in a recent interview on FoxNewsChannel opioids. One danger of ingestion is that bystanders may not be aware that a person has overdose. 

That's because a person can appear to be in a peaceful and relaxed state. 

Nampiaparampil explained that an overdose of fentanyl slows a person's breathing and lowers oxygen levels. 

"Usually when that happens, when there is a lack of air like drowning, you will struggle and resist," she said. "You try to do something to get more air." 

However, "Overdose of opioids puts you in a sedative state and actually relaxes. Usually It looks pretty peaceful, like falling asleep. " 

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine — but can be up to 100 times more potent than morphine.
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Chronic pain specialists are usually unaware that an individual has overdose. Therefore, do not call 911. 

Pat Aussem, New York City-based Partnership Vice President of Consumer Clinical Content Development End Addiction, a leading organization specializing in the prevention, treatment and recovery of addiction , Tells Fox News Digital: Tolerance to it. 

Ocem also warns: If there is still no response, it is important to call 911 and administer naloxone (such as Narcan) to remedy the suspicious overdose. 

Ocem also said in her statement: } Counterfeit tablets such as Oxycontin, Adderall, Xanax. 

In addition to having naloxone at hand, Aussem uses the fentanyl test strip as another important safety measure. Suggested that it could also be used to check for life.

However, many believe that these test strips have limitations. 

In any case, substance abuse counselors and health professionals are aware of signs of opioid overdose, and those who take fentanyl may not be sleeping peacefully. He said that adults, parents and children need to be educated in order to understand. But in reality, we need help. 

Fentanyl seized by customs. There are some 250 deaths each day due to the fentanyl crisis in America, according to what the organization Families Against Fentanyl has discerned by reviewing the facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the crisis.

Signs of opioid / fentanyl poisoning 

Health officials said some signs of opioid / fentanyl poisoning included:

The person looks relaxed or sleepy.

People breathe weakly and slowly. (Experts have suggested using a mirror to check the breathing intensity and cloudiness of the sedated person, or place the cheek near the person's nose and listen to the person. If he is asleep, tap him or her. If not, tap him or her. Get up easily and call 911.)

That person Looks confused. 

I have vomiting and / or nausea.

The pupil looks like a pinpoint.

The person is making a rumbling noise.

The human body is loose. 

The skin is cold and / or clumsy.

The person has bluish or purplish colored lips and nails.

Health experts also need to see if bystanders are taking or using other medications when individuals are taking opioid medications. Said there is.

Dr. Fred Davis, a Northwell Health physician specializing in emergency care in Long Island, New York. He told Fox News Digital that fentanyl poisoning or overdose could be fatal if not recognized early enough. 

Davis also explained that naloxone (Nalcan) can be given to reverse the effects of fentanyl. 

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid similar to morphine, but he said it could be up to 100 times more potent than morphine. Therefore, it is important to train individuals to use Nalcan in case of overdose or fentanyl poisoning. 

Drew Scott was aware of opioid-related death heartaches and shared it with Fox News Digital.

Scott is currently working with HUGS, which is part of Scott's opioid committee in West Hampton, NY, to help prevent drug addiction. 

Scott states: Rescue may require gloves and a face shield, as one-touch death can occur.   

Narcan can be used to reverse a fentanyl overdose.

The person who carries the naloxone.

According to the CDC, the following individuals are required to carry naloxone.

1. People at high risk of opioid overdose, especially those dealing with opioid use disorders (OUD)

2. Individuals taking high-dose opioid medications (equivalent to 50 morphin milligrams or more per day) prescribed by a doctor.

3. People who use opioids and benzodiazepines together.

4. Individuals who use illegal opioids such as heroin.

The CDC has announced on its website that it will inform others that they are carrying Narkan in case of overdose situations where individuals are likely to be unable to use their counter-drugs themselves. Recommended.

The CDC also suggests that you follow the steps described here if you suspect that a person may be experiencing an overdose. 

Call 911 right away.

If possible, administer naloxone (Nalcan).

Keep people awake and breathing.

Tilt a person to the side to prevent suffocation.

Stay with the person until emergency assistance arrives.