Food Poisoning Treatment: A Review

Food poisoning is one of the trickiest but a painful ailment. You suffer from this ailment when you eat contaminated food. The harmful gems like bacteria, viruses or parasites are the main culprit behind this. However, the negligence of humans allows these harmful gems to spoil food. In most cases, food poisoning treatment method is very simple.

There are many causes which spoil food leading to food poisoning. I have listed some of them below. They are:

Undercooked food, especially raw meat, poultry or seafood items
Unhygienic kitchen or cooking utensils
Poisonous food such as certain kind of mushroom or fish
Contaminated dairy products
Food contaminated by animals like rats, cockroaches etc.

Normally, the following symptoms are visible in a person who is affected by food poisoning. They are; nausea, fever, dehydration, diarrhea and weakness. Other food poisoning symptoms can also be seen in that person. Among these symptoms, diarrhea can lead to death if proper food poisoning treatment is not given.

As I said earlier, in most food poisoning cases, treatment method is very simple. You just have to intake the amount of fluid and electrolytes which are lost due to diarrhea or vomiting. This will protect you from dehydration and its fatal effects. Sometimes, this treatment method may not work. If it is the case, you should visit nearby a hospital or a doctor immediately.

You know the old saying – “Prevention is better than cure”. It is very true when it comes to food poisoning. I will take you in depth regarding food poisoning and its treatment in my future posts.

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