Food Poisoning Causes Symptoms Treatment

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. often food poisoning symptoms may appear in some hours after a meal, or sometimes as long as a day. It can affect the brain and nervous system and may lead to death.

Cause of food poisoning: The most common cause of food poisoning are bacteria, viruses and parasites or toxins from food.

Food poisoning symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever 
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Muscle pain

Types of food poisoning | Food poisoning bacteria

There are about 250 more different kinds of food poisoning. But most common types are:
  • salmonella
  • e.coli
  • norovirus
  • listeria 
Commonly called stomach flue

Food poisoning from chicken

Chicken, duck and poultry are high-risk categories in food poisoning. These foods always having bacteria. lazy handling of the foods may cause cross-contamination (passing food poisoning bacteria from contaminated to uncontaminated food). Cross-contamination may occur during storage or handling.

Food poisoning from eggs

Common eggs may have germs of salmonella, which can make you sick, especially if you eat raw or slightly boiled eggs. So when you cook eggs it must do properly, otherwise, it will harmful to lives.

How can you prevent food poisoning and How to prevent food contamination

  • Cleanliness is important. Kitchen and surroundings should be kept clean
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before cooking
  • The serving utensils should be clean
  • When you cook vegetables, fish, eggs and meat, the waste must be disposed of in the wastebasket in a timely manner
  • Wastebaskets should be cleaned daily
  • The fly should be avoided
  • Do not use rotten vegetables, stale fish, eggs or meat
  • Wash vegetables with salt and vinegar and rinse well
  • Do not store damaged food items in the refrigerator
  • keep cooked food in closed vessels
  • Only use fresh water for drinking and cooking
  • Do not use expired food items
  • Ensure that the utensils used for cooking the public ceremonies are clean and tidy. Ensure the copper utensils are lead-coated
  • Eat only from a clean and hygienic hotel
  • Eat only vegetarian foods in your trips as possible

Food poisoning cure

In the case of common food poisoning, it will cure within two to three hours. Give plenty of boiled water, tender coconut water and ORS to the patient. Maintain hydration in the body.

Disclaimer:- Refer to the hospital immediately if any signs of vomiting, fainting, diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, and if seen blood in the stool.