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Children receive 1 to 2 g of activated charcoal per kilogram of body weight in the initial dose, then 0.25 to 0.5 g per kilogram of body weight every 2 to 4 hours.

Even in the clinic, an activated carbon drink often replaces the gastric lavage that was previously common or the induced vomiting. In some cases it is advisable to take or give a saline laxative (e.g. Glauber's salt) 30 to 60 minutes after administration of activated charcoal, so that the bound toxins can leave the body as quickly as possible.

Can activated charcoal be used externally on wounds?

Activated charcoal can also be used externally for the wound dressing. It then absorbs bacteria, escaping tissue fluid, dead tissue particles and odors from wounds. For this purpose, there are ready-made wound dressings with an activated carbon core and often also silver to kill the bacteria.

For small wounds or insect bites, it is better to use healing earth, bentonite or zeolite, which is mixed with a little water to a paste, applied and still moist after z. B. washes off again for 20 minutes.

Can activated charcoal absorb odors from the refrigerator?

If you put a bowl with activated charcoal powder in the refrigerator, it always smells nice and fresh. Bad smells are adsorbed.

Does activated charcoal also absorb drugs?

The simultaneous intake of drugs with activated charcoal would reduce the effectiveness of the drug considerably, since the activated charcoal adsorbs the active ingredients of the drug, as was also shown in this study from 1988.

A time interval of several hours (at least four) should be observed or discussed with the doctor.

Can activated charcoal have side effects?

In principle, activated charcoal is considered safe for short-term use, but here too, in rare cases, side effects can occur, such as B.

  • stomach pain
  • diarrhea
  • constipation
  • Vomit

In addition, as already mentioned, activated charcoal should not be taken together with medication, as it could impair their effectiveness. This also applies to the birth control pill.

Long-term use of activated charcoal can lead to a vitamin deficiency.

How do you make a black lemonade, black lemonade?

A trendy drink is currently the Black Lemonade, a lemonade colored black with activated charcoal, which is drunk for detoxification and also for weight loss. What this is all about and whether the black lemonade actually detoxifies and makes you slimmer, you can read in our corresponding article about black lemonade.

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