Medical & HealthFood Poisoning: How To Make It Through

Food Poisoning: How To Make It Through

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Ok, You have food poisoning !

Clear your schedule because it is going to be a miserable twenty hours and your going to have to stay very close to your bathroom.

There isn’t that much you can do to treat a case of food poisoning besides letting it work it’s way through system and stay hydrated !

Vomiting and  diarrhea is a needed activity no matter how unpleasant and uncomfortable.

To get the bacteria out of your body… let nature take it’s course..

It’s your body battling the bacteria and toxins after they have moved past your stomach into your digestive tract.

  • Drink plenty of water ( small sips if necessary ) – drinking lots of water with flush your system quicker and will help you to avoid the dry heaves.

  • Basil infused water ( throw a few leaves of basil in a pitcher of filtered water )

  • Fresh lemon juice in water helps kill most of the bacteria in the stomach.

  • Weak slightly chilled peppermint tea will help settle your stomach and combat stomach spasms.

  • When you finish throwing up  take one activated charcoal capsule to absorb all the unwanted gases and substances that may be harmful to the delicate lining of the stomach which can  speed up your recovery.

This short article from Mayoclinic.com tells us:

Food poisoning often improves on it’s own within 48 hours. To help keep yourself more comfortable and prevent dehydration while you recover, try the following:

•    Let your stomach settle. Stop eating and drinking for a few hours.

•    Try sucking on ice chips or taking small sips of water. You might also try drinking clear soda, such as 7UP or Sprite; clear broths; or non-caffeinated sports drinks, such as Gatorade. Affected adults should try to drink at least eight to 16 glasses of liquid every day, taking small, frequent sips. You’ll know that you’re getting enough fluid when you’re urinating normally, and your urine is clear and not dark.

•    Ease back into eating. Gradually begin to eat bland, easy-to-digest foods, such as soda crackers, toast, gelatin, bananas and rice. Stop eating if your nausea returns.

•    Avoid certain foods and substances until you’re feeling better. These include dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and fatty or highly seasoned foods.

•    Get plenty of rest. The illness and dehydration may have made you weak and tired.

•    Don’t use anti-diarrheal medications. Drugs intended to treat diarrhea, such as loperamide (Imodium, others) and diphenoxylate with atropine (Lomotil, Lonox), may slow elimination of bacteria or toxins from your system and can make your condition worse.

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