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The Best Food Poisoning Remedies

Updated January 2, 2018 475 votes 69 voters 4.5k views
Having the symptoms of food poisoning often includes moderate to severe abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea, headache, and vomiting. The symptoms can last anywhere from one to several days and many people who have had food poisoning describe the experience as “being hit by a truck.” While food poisoning can occur from eating out at a restaurant, the most common source is actually consuming contaminated food in your own kitchen! Learning to thoroughly clean surfaces after meat or eggs have touched it, washing your hands properly, and storing food in the proper way can all help to your risk of developing food poisoning, but what should you do if you already have food poisoning?
 
What are the best food poisoning remedies? The ideas on this list are the most practical tips to help alleviate the symptoms of this awful dilemma. The best news is that most of these suggestions are all natural and will allow you to work with your body rather than against it as you fight off this common ailment. Take a look at these simple solutions for treating food poisoning and vote for the ones you think are the best!
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    Avoiding solid food for a day is sometimes recommended when you're nauseated and vomiting due to a bout of food poisoning, but don't give up the fluids. Drink cranberry juice during your fast. It's generally easy on your digestive tract.
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    Water

    You may not feel like having anything pass your lips, but you've got to stay hydrated, especially when you are losing fluids from both ends. Start off with a few sips of water and work your way up to more substantial stuff.
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    Hibernate for a Day

    There's really not a whole lot you can do to end your misery; just be good to yourself and wait it out. Cancel your plans, rest, and take solace in the fact that it will pass in 24 hours or so.
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    Replace Your Body's Fluids

    If your stomach will tolerate it, be sure to keep taking in liquids, especially if you have diarrhea. Try eating gelatin or drinking decaffeinated soda, tea with sugar, or water.
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