What Should You Do If You Have Food Poisoning?

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What should you do if you have food poisoning?

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These messages are for mutual support and information sharing only. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.
Before treating yourself, you first need to be accurately diagnosed that you are food poisoned. To diagnose your self, it is always better to avoid self-diagnose and go to professional doctors. Your doctors will perform a physcial exam or blood test, depending on your symptoms and the amount of time of sickness. Usually, for most of people, the body will cure itself after days of rest and without futher poisoning. Possible and effective home remedies include:
  • Let your stomach settle.
  • Try sucking on ice chips or taking small sips of water.
  • Ease back into eating.
  • Avoid certain foods and substances until you're feeling better.
  • Rest.
However, in some cases, it might take longer than usual to resolve the disease. In this way, doctors might give you treatment such as:
  • Replacement of lost fluids.
  • Antibiotics.
Keep your food clean and stay away from bacterias!
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