Food poisoning is a common illness brought on by improperly prepared or contaminated food. Symptoms can present quickly and can be extremely painful. After symptoms begin, they can last anywhere from several hours to several days.
Symptoms of Food Poisoning
Food poisoning can lead to a lot of discomfort for its duration. If you begin to exhibit signs of the illness, we can diagnose by performing a stool test. Symptoms of food poisoning include:
- Stomach cramps
- Loss of appetite
Avoiding & Treating Food Poisoning
While food poisoning is common, it is easily avoided by not eating food that does not appear to be fully cooked or improperly prepared. Undercooked food, particularly meat, can carry bacteria that can lead to vomiting and diarrhea. While less avoidable, food prepared on an infected, unsanitary surface may also lead to food poisoning.
Food poisoning can be treated by consuming sports drinks and nutrients to replenish electrolytes. Dehydration is one of the more serious side effects from food poisoning and it is critical to consume fluids that are high in electrolytes to prevent further issues from forming.
Treatment of Food Poisoning in Hillsdale, NJ
If you have recently experienced food poisoning and your symptoms have not subsided, visit AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale for treatment. We will be able to diagnose your food poisoning and provide you with necessary fluids and medications. AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale can be reached by calling 201-523-9222.