About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Prevention and Home Remedies for Food Poisoning

Written by Mita Majumdar, M.Sc. | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Reeja Tharu , M.Phil.,Ph.D on Feb 05, 2022
Font : A-A+

Prevention and Home Remedies for Food Poisoning

Normally, common types of food poisoning go away in 48 hours. Severe cases require medical attention.

Advertisement

Here are some doís and doníts to prevent food poisoning at home:

  • Wash your hands with warm soapy water for at least 15 seconds before eating or preparing food.
  • Wash the utensils and cutting board with warm soapy water and disinfectants.
  • Keep raw foods (raw meat, poultry, shellfish) and ready to eat foods away from other foods to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Do not undercook foods. Reheat food rapidly until all parts of the food reach 75 degrees C. Cook fish and meats at 145 to 165 degrees F.
  • Refrigerate perishable food within 2 hours of purchasing or preparing them, and earlier if the room temperature is above 90 degrees F.
  • Discard the food if you are uncertain about its quality or safety.

If you are suffering from food poisoning:

  • Avoid dairy products; these can worsen diarrhea.
  • Avoid eating solid foods.
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking, and fatty foods.
  • Replace fluids lost by diarrhea or vomiting by drinking water or other fluids except for milk and caffeinated beverages. Give children an otc electrolyte solution.
  • Donít take antibiotics or anti-diarrhea medications before consulting a doctor. Certain types of food poisoning (viz. listeriosis) are treated with intravenous antibiotics.
  • Consult your doctor if diarrhea doesnít get better in 5 days (3 days in case of children)
Prevention and Home Remedies for Food Poisoning

Seek immediate medical attention if bleeding is excessive or your stools are black or maroon. Botulism and poisoning from mushroom and fish also require emergency medical help.

References:

  1. Listeria monocytogenes: biofilm formation and persistence in food-processing environments - (http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=245609)

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Mita Majumdar. (2022, February 05). Prevention and Home Remedies for Food Poisoning. Medindia. Retrieved on May 23, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/fact-sheet-on-food-poisoning-prevention-and-home-remedies.htm.

  • MLA

    Mita Majumdar. "Prevention and Home Remedies for Food Poisoning". Medindia. May 23, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/fact-sheet-on-food-poisoning-prevention-and-home-remedies.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Mita Majumdar. "Prevention and Home Remedies for Food Poisoning". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/fact-sheet-on-food-poisoning-prevention-and-home-remedies.htm. (accessed May 23, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Mita Majumdar. 2021. Prevention and Home Remedies for Food Poisoning. Medindia, viewed May 23, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/fact-sheet-on-food-poisoning-prevention-and-home-remedies.htm.


Request an Appointment with a Doctor (Nutrition Expert)

Ms. Bharathi Ravi
Ms. Bharathi Ravi
B.Tech, M.Tech
2 years experience
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Ms. Himaja H
Ms. Himaja H
BSc, MSc
12 years experience
Health and Nutrify clinic, Serlingampally
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Varsha
Dr.  Varsha
PhD
39 years experience
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Pratiksha Prashant
Dr. Pratiksha  Prashant
Masters in Dietitics, Masters in Health Science, International Health coach, International diabetic educator, Certification in Vedic nutrition, Bachelors in Dental Surgery
7 years experience
Teleconsult Now View Profile
View All

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    What's New on Medindia
    Can Weight Loss be Achieved by Drinking Water?
    Can Exercise Counts Boost Your Life Counts?†
    Prevent Hacking of Medical Devices: FDA Sounds Alarm
    View all

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients Find a Doctor The Essence of Yoga Hearing Loss Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Blood Pressure Calculator Daily Calorie Requirements Blood - Sugar Chart Sanatogen

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
    open close
    ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE