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Food poisoning is the condition that defines the consumption of either some toxic, contaminated or spoilt food. There are various bacteria that cause the spoiling of the same. Common symptoms of food poisoning include acute pain in the stomach, vomiting, dehydration, diarrhoea, etc. It can be accompanied with fever too. Infants in particular are very prone to this problem.
HOW IS FOOD POISONING DIAGNOSED?
You must rush to a General Physician as soon as you start experiencing the symptoms. The diagnosis to confirm if your condition is due to food poisoning is done either by testing the food you consumed or your stool, vomit and blood.
HOW IS FOOD POISONING TREATED?
Food poisoning can be treated at home and the condition resolves in 3 to 5 days. Over the counter medications such as Imodium and Pepto-Bismol can help control diarrhoea and suppress nausea.
DID YOU KNOW?
In case of food poisoning, remaining hydrated is very important. Caffeine should be avoided and instead fresh fruit juices preferred.