Food poisoning often occurs when someone is eating
foods that contain toxins such as bacteria, viruses or
parasites. What are the signs that arise to the body due
to food poisoning?
When the case tend to be mild to moderate general can
resolve themselves without needing medical treatment,
whereas if that might be able to severe life-threatening
must get medical help.
Some signs that appear if someone has food poisoning,
as quoted from the LIVESTRONG, Sunday
(30/01/2011), namely: Food
Scientists from the University of Maryland Medical
Center, said abdominal cramps generally occur
immediately after eating food, or within 12-72 hours.
This condition is one of rejection of business body
against toxic substances. Abdominal cramps usually go
away within 4-7 days, but if severe stomach cramps, you should immediately seek medical help.
Vomiting and diarrhea
Vomiting and diarrhea are common effects of food poisoning which is the body's attempt to cleanse itself of
toxins ingested. Stomach cramps that arise can make vomiting and diarrhea became more severe. If vomiting
and diarrhea persist can cause loss of essential nutrients. This condition can be prevented by washing hands and
maintaining personal hygiene and diet.
Dehydration is loss of body fluids, electrolytes and minerals are also potentially serious to health. This
condition is usually worsened by vomiting and diarrhea.
Mayo Clinic said that babies and parents with the disease
or chronic diseases that weaken the immune system more likely suffered severe dehydration.
For severe dehydration usually requires intravenous fluid replacement direct from. To prevent dehydration you
should keep drinking plenty of water or drinks that contain electrolytes
Good food consumed when food poisoning is bananas, rice, apples and bread, after two days or more may be
eating potatoes, cooked carrots, biscuits and fruit and other vegetables.
As for the fluid may be drinking water, sports drinks, herbal teas and fruit juices (other than pear juice and apple
juice because it can lead to diarrhea).
In addition there are some foods and beverages should be avoided are fatty foods, foods rich in fiber, too much
sugar, spicy, caffeine drinks and sodas.
(Adapted from http://health.detik.com/read/2011/01/30/144312/1556684/763/tanda-tanda-keracunan-
makanan. Written by: Vera Farah Bararah)