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Food Poisoning

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What home remedies were effective in treating symptoms of food poisoning? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Shortround, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 27

I just got food poisoning from potato salad at a salad bar. When I finally figured out that it was food poisoning after the cramping got severe, I made myself throw up and am feeling 90% better. I topped it off with two aspirin and I am ready to sleep like a baby.

Comment from: ClubKahki, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 27

I can't understand why everybody doesn't know this yet, I have had the worst food poisoning I have ever heard of and after 3 days of throwing up and having diarrhea, I finally spoke with my mom who told me to try plain white yogurt. 30 minutes later I could actually sit up and within an hour I was almost normal. Since then every time a friend has symptoms I tell them to eat yogurt and in every case they were better within an hour. I can't say it enough. It's the only cure! PLAIN YOGURT. Just make sure it says "live and active culture" on the label.

Comment from: Patient, Female (Patient) Published: September 27

Early on if your stomach rebels and you know something you ate was bad, a couple of capsules of charcoal helps. It absorbs the poisons. Once it gets into the gut, it is too late for charcoal. Then eat probiotics to repopulate the gut with good bacteria that the diarrhea has stripped away. Clear fluids and soda crackers for the first 24 hours and then the BRAT diet, but in moderation. Give your innards a chance to heal.

Comment from: Kap, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 27

A dose of Phenerghan really helps with the nausea

REFERENCES:

CDC. "Food Safety." Updated: Feb 07, 2018.
<http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/>

CDC. Be Food Safe: Protect Yourself from Food Poisoning. Updated: Apr 18, 2017.
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CDC. "Estimates of foodborne illness in the U.S.". Aug 19, 2016.
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Gamarra, R. "Food Poisoning." Medscape. Jun 26, 2015,
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