The gastrointestinal mild poisoning syndromeIncubation : short (less than 6 hours, generally between 15 minutes and 2 hours)
Signs of intoxication : simple digestive disorders, of gastroenteritis nature. These disorders are caused typically by
- the ingestion of laxative species (typically genus Suillus, Armillaria, Ramaria, some Lepista and Agarics, etc.),
- a sensitivity to certain species (Clouded Funnel, for example),
- or an excessive consumption of mushrooms. These symptoms are inconsistent and may well vary from one individual to another (or even pass undetected).
Treatment : all comes back to normal spontaneously within 48 hours after ingestion.
Caution: do not confuse this benign intoxication with the deadly ones, which can also show gastrointestinal disorders, like the Amanita or Cortinarius poisonings. These latter poisonings absolutely require a treatment in a hospital as soon as possible. The time spent between the ingestion and the first signs of intoxication is crucial: passed 6 hours, imperatively consult a doctor.
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