In the unfortunate event that you eat some bad chicken, some dodgy seafood or rice salad that’s been left out too long, you might end up spending a night with your toilet instead of your bed.
Food preparation, cleanliness and quality are all factors that can affect your stomach when eating out or even cooking in your own kitchen. And let’s be honest, food poisoning is an absolute bitch.
While being cautious when eating from street vendors, kebab shops and anywhere overseas can help you avoid the wrath of your upset stomach, sometimes you can get hit in the most unexpected of places. You wouldn’t think twice about eating cake batter or cookie dough, but those raw eggs pose a problem when it comes to sanitation.
While you usually can’t do anything about the unstoppable diarrhea or the gushing vomit that escapes from your mouth and nose, there are a couple of things that you should be doing to ensure that you help yourself recover from a nasty bout of food poisoning.
Drinking lots of water
You definitely need to rehydrate yourself after having some many fluids drained from your body. Making sure that you’re drinking enough water and having an additional oral hydrating solution is the best way to get the fluids back into your body and ensure that you don’t get dehydrated.
Eating bland foods
This one should be obvious, but when you’re suffering from food poisoning, the last thing you should be doing is re-eating things that made you sick in the first place. Eating dry toast and biscuits and avoiding dairy and meats should be your main priority to help yourself back to normal.
You probably feel like you’re dying and you don’t actually want to go out anywhere, but don’t feel obliged to go back to work or attend any prior commitments while you’re recovering. You never know when you might need that toilet – it’s best to stay at home.
Go to the doctor
If symptoms are persisting, go to the doctor to get checked out. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
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