The Best Way to Overcome Food Poisoning - Cases of food poisoning are fairly common around us. The causes vary, either because the food is undercooked or contaminated food.

The cause of food poisoning or gastroenteritis is often called bacteria (eg Salmonella, E. coli, Campylobacter) or virus (norovirus).

Bacteria or viruses not only comes from the food we eat, but also from contact with an infected person, or do not wash hands after toilet.

Symptoms of food poisoning vary widely, from abdominal pain to the most severe (such as fever and diarrhea nonstop). Depending on the type of microbial contamination, but these symptoms may appear 8 hours after a meal or two weeks later.

In general, food poisoning is characterized by abdominal pain, nausea, body temperature rises, diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, or bloating.

How to overcome

- Do not take antidiarrheal medications that are sold freely without a doctor's approval. Our bodies are trying to throw the germs that make us sick, and therefore do not disturb this natural process to stop the diarrhea.

- Keep your body hydrated. Replace lost fluids by drinking enough water to prevent dehydration. Drinks containing electrolytes or coconut water is highly recommended. Eat foods that are easy to digest, such as bananas or rice.

If you are a healthy adult with a good immune system, most food poisoning will recover on their own after a few days. In general, there is nothing we can do to speed up healing. The best thing you can do is to rest and drink plenty of fluids.

Get to the doctor if you experience diarrhea that is accompanied by high fever, you experience dizziness and constantly feel thirsty, you can not eat or drink for 24 hours, or rapid heartbeat.

Immediate medical action is also needed if your food poisoning that comes from oysters, mushrooms, or canned food. Toxins from these foods are usually more dangerous.

Rifan Herriyadi

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