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Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. In most cases, food poisoning will pass within 12 to 48 hours. However, if you have a weakened immune system, or if your case requires treatment with specific antibiotics, your symptoms could last up to 10 days.
If you’re experiencing food poisoning sickness, visit AFC Urgent Care Paramus on a walk-in basis to receive proper food poisoning treatment and start feeling better fast. Our team may prescribe you antibiotics or replace lost fluids depending on how severe your food poisoning case may be. You can simply walk into the clinic or book an appointment online.
Food poisoning symptoms are very noticeable and unfortunately cause a lot of pain and discomfort. The symptoms vary between cases, and can be anywhere from mild to very serious depending on the germ you consumed. After you swallow contaminated food or drink, it may take a few hours or days to start noticing symptoms.
Some of the common symptoms for food poisoning include:
Some foodborne illnesses require antibiotics. If your symptoms last more than two days, you should walk-in or contact us at AFC Urgent Care Paramus to receive food poisoning treatment. Food poisoning can usually be tested with a simple stool test.
Treatment of food poisoning may include replacement of lost fluids. In serious cases of food poisoning, some children and adults may experience continual diarrhea or vomiting that may require receiving salts and fluids to prevent or treat dehydration.
In other cases, your food poisoning could be treated by antibiotics. Your medical provider may prescribe antibiotics if you have a certain strain of bacterial food poisoning and your symptoms are critical.
If you’re suffering from food poisoning symptoms, visit AFC Urgent Care Paramus for walk-in urgent care. Our clinic is open seven days a week, making healthcare accessible for every patient. Visit the clinic to have your food poisoning symptoms treated by our team of licensed, board-certified medical professionals. For more information about food poisoning treatment, or any other urgent care services we provide, call us directly at (201) 262-2010.
With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!
Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.