Health is wealth as the common statement often implies, a healthy man is a happy man. This article is all about how to recognize food poison and it's symptoms like , nausea , stomach cramps, and forehead covered in sweat.
Each year over 48 million people get sick as a result of food poisoning in USA alone. This is usually caused by eating food that is already contaminated with bacteria or mould ,you can feel pretty miserable as a result of this. But yet a lot of people don't immediately realize they have got a bout of food poisoning.
These are the signals of food poisoning
Contrary to popular belief ,food poisoning doesn't start with taking a sprint to the toilet. One of the first symptom is sweating, do you breakdown in a sweat and are you developing a fever ? Try to think back on whether you have eaten something suspicious over the past few days,food poisoning is easily confused with the flu.
#2: Excessive Gas
Stomach cramps and gas are an indication of food poisoning,often they are accompanied by the frequent visits to the toilet. This is a sign that there is an active bacteria in your stomach.
#3: Nausea and vomiting
Nausea and vomiting are two of the well known common symptoms of food poisoning. However how soon this symptom appear depends on the type of bacteria the food in question is contaminated with. The Listeria bacteria for example which is mostly found in products like hummus,milk and cheese can cause symptoms anywhere for 3 to 70 days after you have been exposed to the contaminated food. With salmonella, however which occurs in eggs,meat and raw vegetables,the symptoms will start 12 to 72 hours after exposure.
Diarrhoea is a very common symptom of food poisoning, but how do you know if your Diarrhoea was caused by food poisoning or the flu? You can deduce it by looking at the type of diarrhoea you have. If you have the flu , you will have watery diarrhoea whenever you have food poisoning, however you can also have bloody diarrhoea which is caused by E - coli and campylobacter bacteria which are often the culprit when it comes to food poisoning.
Some types of bacteria like Listeria and campylobacter can cause a fever, this is usually accompanied by digestive problems when the fever lasts for more than 48 hours ,you should probably contact your doctor.
When you are feeling a bit confused and cannot seem to think clearly,you might definitely have a food poisoning, Listeria can cause this symptom but it can take up to two months before the confusion begins. Your body feeling weak or your neck feeling stiff can also be signs of food poisoning, it is required that you seek the help of your doctor if you don't trust these signs.
When you suspect you might have food poisoning and you have got multiple symptom that make it seem that way ,the first thing to do is to make sure you hydrate properly,try to drink a lot of water and avoid sugary drinks that contain caffeine or alcohol as these have dehydrating properties. Besides this, you should eat small portions of mild foods like bananas,white rice or bread.
Note: Avoid raw fruits and veggies that haven't been watched properly,milk or products that have been sitting outside of the fridge for too long as there is a risk of contacting food poisoning from them.
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