Wild Mushrooms

There are two types of mushrooms growing in the wild: the edible ones and the toxic ones. It often takes a mycologist (mushroom expert) to tell them apart. Many people have accidentally been poisoned after they thought certain identification tips were fool-proof. Any person or pet that swallows part of a wild mushroom should be treated in a medical facility BEFORE signs of illness occur.

Poisonous mushrooms can cause one or more of the following problems depending which type is eaten:
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Wheezing
  • Lung congestion
  • Inability to urinate
  • Hallucinations
  • Watery diarrhea
  • Seizures
  • Liver failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Bloody vomiting
  • Severe thirst
  • Muscle aches
  • Coma
  • Chest pain