A remedy for food poisoning.
Most often the symptoms of food poisoning like vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and nausea may go after few days. But if you experience severe symptoms like bloody diarrhea, difficulty in breathing, talking, swallowing, fever, severe vomiting, severe diarrhea, dehydration or persistent abdominal pain then consult a specialist immediately. Try the following home remedies to fight the bacteria in your gut and ease the symptoms –

Increase your fluid intake as the bacteria can irritate your intestinal track and cause great deal of fluid loss from your body in the form of vomiting and diarrhea.

To prevent dehydration best remedy is drinking a lot of water. Electrolyte losses can be compensated by other clear fluids like fruit juices, flat soft drinks, glucose water, broths or clear soups.

Drink all fluids slowly as gulping them in large quantities at a time can trigger vomiting.

Don't avoid the calls of diarrhea or vomiting, let the bacteria flush out of the body naturally.

However don't think more is good and go in for self induced vomiting as this is nor required and will not help too.

As the vomiting subsides try to introduce some soft and bland foods in your diet that can be easily digested like a broth, porridge, pudding or cereal. Avoid spicy, oily/fatty foods, high fiber foods, sugary foods, greasy foods, pastries, preservatives, candies, alcohol as they can irritate the intestines further.

To prevent acid indigestion mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice in a cup of warm water and drink this water before a meal.

To promote digestion chew ginger slices soaked in lime juice and salt after your meals. You can even have ginger and mint tea (without milk) to prevent heartburn and nausea.

To avoid food poisoning in future take special care at home like wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw meat or raw egg, or preparing a meal. Avoid eating raw eggs, meat or poultry as raw foods can harbor bacteria. Completely cook the meat, poultry, fish and eggs to ensure all the harmful bacteria are killed.

Don't even taste raw fowl or meat until it is done.
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