Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning

Who doesn’t like food? From chips and a great burger to green salads and mixed roasted veggies. Yum!

How sure are we that they are made fresh?

Sometimes we don’t realize how it’s made or processed and we can end up with an upset stomach or worse.

In addition, Food poisoning usually starts within 6-24 hours after eating contaminated food and can last from several hours to days.

Here are the steps on how to treat food poisoning:


  1. First, Due to diarrhea and/or vomiting, you may lose important nutrients and fluids in your body. It is advisable to drink as much water as you can to maintain the balance of fluids and electrolytes in your body. If the diarrhoea and vomiting is persistent, you should  go to the hospital to prevent and treat dehydration. Seek medical attention if this occurs. 
  2. And then, You may not be able to eat solid foods as this will agitate your stomach. You may want to stop eating and drinking for a couple of hours for your stomach to settle. Make sure to drink lots of fluids and electrolytes still
  3. Next, Stop taking any food that will worsen your stomach, this includes; dairy products, alcohol, coffee, fatty and oily food.
  4. In addition, Rest as diarrhea and vomiting can weaken a person’s body. 
  5. And then, Should the symptoms get worse or if our concerned, you should seek medical advice right away.
  6. Lastly, Children and infants need to be seen by a medical professional if diarrhoea and vomiting persist for more that 48 hours. Any babies under 6 months old should be brought to a specialist ASAP

More important, make sure you get all the nutrients you need after having a severe diarrhea and vomiting – this includes rehydrating with hydralyte is possible.

Lastly, to learn more about the basics of treating vomiting and diarrhoea, first aid & CPR, BOOK into one of our daily First Aid & CPR courses in Northwest Melbourne!


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