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Is It Food Poisoning or the Flu?


10. Most Effective Treatments for Food Poisoning

With food poisoning the goal should be to drink plenty of fluids to help flush out your system and expel the contaminated food toxins. For this reason, unfortunately, vomiting and diarrhea are a plus to help you expel the toxins. Once the elimination period is complete after a 24-48 hours start the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast), which can help bind you up.

The most important thing with food poisoning is to keep fluid levels high to prevent dehydration, which lowers your body’s immunity as well as it’s ability to fight off bacteria. However, if food poisoning symptoms are really severe, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to help you rid your body of the bacteria that’s causing your illness.

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