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Food Poisoning Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Mild or early symptoms of food poisoning can be treated at home and will usually get better in a few days.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, eat a bland diet (crackers, toast, oatmeal, rice), and use heat packs for stomach cramps

When you may need a provider

  • Your symptoms last longer than 3 days.
  • You have symptoms of dehydration, like dark urine, being thirsty.
  • Your symptoms are severe.
  • Young children, older adults, pregnant people, or people with weak immune systems should call a doctor.

Emergency Care

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Go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • You are unable to eat or drink anything
  • You feel dizzy or faint
  • You feel very dehydrated (very thirsty with decreased urination and fatigue)
  • Blood in the stool or vomit
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Blurry vision or numbness

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