First Aid Tips : How to Treat Food Poisoning


Have you ever eaten some type of food product
and then within a few hours felt the effects of nausea or diarrhea? You may be experiencing
the signs and symptoms of food poisoning. Hi, I’m Captain Joe Bruni, and what we’re
going to discuss is how to relieve the symptoms of food poisoning. Food poisoning symptoms
usually occur within 3 to 36 hours of ingesting some type of food that may have bacteria.
Normally vomiting, queasy feeling in the stomach, and diarrhea will result. The main concern
is to keep from becoming dehydrated from losing fluids through vomiting and diarrhea. Suck
on small ice chips or small sips of clear fluid, even sports drinks are really your
best option to replace lost electrolytes. Frequently take in small amounts of liquid
in as much as you can tolerate until the vomiting stops or the queasiness goes away. Once the
vomiting has subsided try to stick to foods that are bland such as rice, applesauce or
even toast, things that are easy to digest as you work your system back to becoming normal.
Avoid high fiber foods, caffeine and other foods that are hard to digest. In this way
you can keep hydrated and work through the signs and symptoms of food poisoning. I’m
Captain Joe Bruni, stay safe, and we’ll see you next time.