Food poisoning: Causes and how to treat it

Food poisoning: Causes and how to treat it

Food poisoning is a foodborne illness caused by consuming contaminated, spoiled or toxic food.

Some of the known symptoms of poisoning include abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

The length of time food poisoning symptoms varies from 30 minutes to 8 weeks depending on the cause of infection.

Most food poisoning can be traced to three causes: bacteria, parasites, viruses.

Food poisoning can usually be treated at home using simple remedies and OTC medicines.

It is important to remain hydrated with fruit juice and coconut water to help with fatigue.

Maintain a healthy diet by eating or drinking simple-to-digest foods that are low in fat.

If you experience severe symptoms of food poisoning, you must consult a doctor for appropriate treatment.