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How to Get Rid of Nausea/Vomitting from Food Poisoning

Nausea refers to the sensation of an unsettled stomach and a general unease, which often leads to vomiting. When you have food poisoning, the first thing you want is relief. Your symptoms depend on what caused you to get sick, but you usually have diarrhea, throwing up, and an upset stomach at the least. It’s no fun, but it’s how your body tries to kick out the toxins and get you better.

Food poisoning is an illness you get from eating food that has bacteria, a virus, or a parasite in it. Symptoms can begin hours, days, or weeks after ingestion depending on the type of infection.

Treatments

(a) Maintaining good hydration is the first priority when treating food poisoning. Hospitalization may be appropriate if the patient is dehydrated or if they have other underlying medical conditions that become unstable because of the fluid or electrolyte imbalance in their body. Drink water, broth, or an electrolyte solution, which will replace the minerals that you lose with vomiting and diarrhea

(b) Avoid certain foods and substances until you're feeling better. These include dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and fatty or highly seasoned foods.

(c) Eat bland food: When you feel you might be able to hold down food, eat foods that are gentle on your stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Stick to bland, low fat, low fiber foods, such as soda crackers, toast, gelatin, bananas and rice. Stop eating if your nausea returns. Fat is harder for your stomach to digest, especially when it’s upset. Avoid fatty foods to prevent upsetting it further.

Reduce your risk for food poisoning

There’s no surefire way to prevent food poisoning, but you can lower your chances of it by preparing meals safely and correctly.

(a) Wash your hands after you change diapers, blow your nose, touch animals and go to the bathroom.

(b) Do not drink unpasteurized milk.

(c) Wash all fruits and vegetables before eating them.

(d) Keep your refrigerator colder than 40 degrees and your freezer below 0 degrees.

(e) Cook meat and seafood to well-done.

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