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How Can I Start Feeling Better After Food Poisoning?

When you sit down to enjoy a meal, the last thing you want to worry about is your food being contaminated. Unfortunately, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness every year. So, it's more of a reality than we'd like to imagine.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Ladera Ranch is here to offer you tips on how to recover from food poisoning just in case, as well as details about what foods can put you most at risk.

Who Is Most at Risk for Food Poisoning?

Although anyone can experience food poisoning when coming in contact with contaminated food, women who are pregnant, young children, older adults and those with a chronic illness are more at risk of food poisoning.

Foods eaten raw are the most common sources of food poisoning, because they do not go through the cooking process like other foods. The root of food poisoning is always the consumption of some type of contaminated food or beverage.

Causes of Food Poisoning

  • Bacteria
  • Parasites
  • Viruses
  • Toxins

What Is the Treatment for Food Poisoning?

Fortunately, most cases of food poisoning will go away on their own within a day or so. Unfortunately, you really have to let the illness run its course as your body rids itself of the contaminant.

While you're sick, it's vitally important to stay hydrated. While sipping on water is most helpful, you may also want to consider electrolyte-replenishing beverages to help restore the natural balance in your body.

Foods Often Associated With Food Poisoning

  • Poultry
  • Vegetables and leafy greens
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Deli meats
  • Rice
  • Unpasteurized dairy
  • Eggs
  • Fruit

Our mission at AFC Urgent Care Ladera Ranch is to provide affordable, high-quality health care to those in our area!

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