First aid if you had food poisoning

First aid if you had food poisoning

Food poisoning is usually caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites, and a lot less be toxins and chemicals.Although usually it is not dangerous and disappears after one or two days, there are some rules that will help you to recover quicker.

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Food poisoning can cause dehydration, so you have to drink often in order to restore the fluids in your body.The best choices are water or unsweetened tea. Drink it in small sips. If you have severe poisoning, you should buy a special powder to make a solution that would restore minerals.
  • Proper rest. Food poisoning exhausts your body, so it will recover faster if you rest properly.
  • Diet.  When the first symptoms of poisoning are passing away, have an easy snack, but choose only healthy and easily digestible food.You can eat a bit of rice, boiled or steamed chicken, chicken broth, breadcrumbs, bananas and so on. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, dairy products, spicy and fatty foods.
  • Probiotics.When you feel better, eat natural yogurt or drink a glass of buttermilk to get the probiotics which will help your body to recover quicker. You can also buy probiotic tablets in the pharmacy.
  • Doctors help. If symptoms persist or increase,it is necessary to seek immediate medical assitance.

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