What do you take if you have food poisoning?

Have you ever had a meal so delicious that your taste buds jumped all over the place, but later in the day or even at night, doozy symptoms crept up on you? The kind where your stomach makes more noise than an electric motor starting up and down like a roller coaster, coupled with painful cramps, nausea and vomiting or diarrhea. That my friends is what we call food poisoning – It’s an ugly experience that nobody deserves! Nonetheless, before reaching out for help from someone else who may be equally as clueless regarding remedies for this annoyance you should know precisely what to take!


Foodborne illness has been around since prehistoric times; however it wasn’t until our friend Louis Pasteur conducted experiments in microbiology where he identified microbes living in milk could mutate causing spoilage of said milk. Thus the pasteurization process was introduced which saved us (to some extent) from said illnesses especially raw food-related ones.

Causes of Food Poisoning

  • Improper storage
  • Cross-contamination during preparation
  • Consumption of expired foods
  • Poor hygiene practices e.g dirty cooking utensils.
  • Using contaminated water can also lead to getting sick

Remember eating doesn’t kill people but eating bad food does!

Types Of Food Poisoning

Bacteria exist everywhere; Some harmless types live inside our gut and are useful when it comes to digestion while others are pathogenic-casesin point:cause sickness when ingested.Here are three different bacteria strains that can cause one nasty bout of poisoning:


These sneaky microbe loves themselves some chicken.They cause diseases such as typhoid fever,stomach upset aka salmonellosis,gastroenteritis.Plus they don’t play well with veggies either.


Other offenders include Escherichia coli which likes to reside in the lower gut and tends to cause unpleasant symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting.


Botulism bacterium lurks where oxygen is sparse thus people should avoid canned food that have been dented or when packaging has been tampered with.

In addition, once the onset of mild food poisoning symptoms occur at home,no one wants a long period of illness.Strong antibiotic treatment can alleviate misery (depending on severity) through their antibacterial properties however it’s essential for individuals not already prescribed antibiotics not self-medicate by taking this medicine unsupervised.

Medical Treatment

For acute illness medical treatment might be required.It involves administration of fluids coupled with electrolytes via infusion therapy.Injectable drugs are also given.Once dehydration caused by diarrhea and vomiting is under control patients receive oral rehydration therapy.And depending on the urease test outcome Helicobacter pylori eradication may help cure peptic ulcers.Hey thanks science!

Home Remedies

As much as certain foods taste like heaven unfortunately they may expose your stomach lining to hell;here’s what you can do :


When in doubt, don’t just lie down whimpering all day take something! One option could be bismuth subsalicylate -AKA Pepto Bismol.Easy-to-swallow tablets provide individuals some relief from upset bowels. Bon appétit!

Activated Charcoal

Hey if swallowing tablets isn’t an issue here’s another beverage recommendation: activated cola.easiest thing ever!This substance helps trap toxins that may exist within your body.Um how cool would you look explaining this black drink situation to co-workers? Bet They’ll think it’s worth trying.(insert eye-roll).


Then again if swallowing anything other than pink-colored liquids doesn’t work maybe eating yogurt will.Yogurt containing probiotics that according to studies may keep foodborne infections at bay.

Ginger ale

Ginger is wonderful – we use it in cooking, tea and so much more! Sometimes ginger makes a fantastic natural remedy for vomiting where one may find their stomach too sensitive taking Pepto Bismol or other medical treatments.If nothing else works try sipping on some ginger ale without the alcohol of course but don’t blame me if you start dancing.

Coconut water

Coconut water also helps combat dehydration from symptoms such as diarrhea by offering an electrolyte boost similar to sports drinks, all while supplying nutrients like antioxidants and vital enzymes.Ked this often forgotten elixir will give plain-old boring H2O a run for its money!


We know we’ve given you loads of options;however always consult your physician before self-medicating.And how about making one big bowl Nutella ice cream after trying some these supplements?Hey there’s no better way to beat food borne illnesses than treating oneself darn well!

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