Food Poisoning, Symptoms, Treatment and Important Precautions

Food poisoning symptoms may appear in some hours after a meal, or sometimes as long as a day. It can affect  brain and nervous system and may lead to death.

Food poisoning newspaper headlinesTreatment for Food poisoning

In case of non-serious food poisoning, it will cure with in two to three hours. Give plenty of boil water, tender coconut water and ORS to the patient. Maintain hydration in the body.

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


  • 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 cooking vegetables, fish, eggs and meat, the waste must be disposed of in the waste basket in a timely manner. Waste baskets 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 .