What is Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning, often known as foodborne illness, is a condition brought on by consuming tainted food. The most prevalent causes of food poisoning are infectious organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, or their toxins.
Food can be contaminated by infectious organisms or their poisons at any step during processing or manufacture. Contamination can also happen at home if food is handled or cooked incorrectly.
Food poisoning symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, which can appear within hours of consuming contaminated food. Food poisoning is usually minor and goes away without treatment.
Causes & Treatment
What's the symptoms of Food poisoning ?
Food poisoning can cause the following symptoms:
Cramping and/or pain in the abdomen
Vomiting and/or nausea
Aches in the body
How to Prevent Food poisoning?
When should you see a doctor?
Seek medical help if you see any of the following signs or symptoms.
Vomiting on a regular basis and an inability to keep drinks down
Vomit or stools that are bloody
More than three days of diarrhoea
Abdominal cramps or excruciating pain
A temperature of more than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in the mouth (38 C)
Excessive thirst, dry mouth, little or no urination, extreme weakness, dizziness, or lightheadedness are all signs or symptoms of dehydration.
Blurred vision, muscle weakness, and tingling in the arms are all neurological signs.