Food Poisoning is a food borne illness that is caused by eating contaminated food. Food that is contaminated is full of infectious bacteria, viruses and parasites that affect the immune system of the body. Symptoms are:
• Abdominal cramps
HOW IS FOOD POISONING DIAGNOSED?
The doctor may be able to diagnose the type of food poisoning based on the symptoms. In severe cases, blood tests, stool tests, urine tests and tests on food that you have eaten may be conducted to determine what is responsible for the food poisoning. A sigmoidoscopy may be recommended in certain cases.
HOW IS FOOD POISONING TREATED?
If you have been continuously vomiting and having diarrhea, then there is every possibility the fluids have taken away the offending organisms as well. So the General Physician might advise you to simply relax and as you are able to start consuming liquids again, you can start taking them. Some items like sweets and oily food should be avoided and if you feel dehydrated, take the replacement fluids as recommended by the doctor. There are internal medicines also prescribed in severe indications of food poisoning. One can find solutions for Food Poisoning in Homeopathy and Ayurveda as well.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are many fruits and vegetables may contain substances that can cause food poisoning. Watch how you clean them before cutting and using.