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Home Remedies for Food Poisoning

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Home Remedies for Food Poisoning

In most cases, food poisoning does not require medical attention. This kind of illness generally runs its course within a few days to a week. Although medical intervention is generally not necessary, there are ways a food poisoning victim can make him- or herself more comfortable during recovery and even lessen the impact of his or her symptoms.

Below are a few home remedies you can use while you are recovering from food poisoning. It is important to keep an eye on your symptoms as you recover, and if they become worse or do not subside within the appropriate length of time for your condition, contact a doctor. You could need medical intervention to overcome your illness, especially if you are elderly, pregnant, or have a compromised immune system.

Ginger

Ginger is a useful way to reduce your nausea, inflammation, and pain. An easy, pleasant way to consume ginger is to drink ginger tea, which is made by boiling a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger in a cup of water, then adding sugar or honey to taste. Other ways to take ginger include eating raw ginger slices and swallowing small amounts of ginger juice.

Yogurt

Yogurt contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that can combat your food poisoning symptoms. Yogurt can be combined with other home remedies, such as fenugreek seeds, to cut down on nausea and vomiting.

Cumin

Just like ginger, cumin can be boiled into a tea that can reduce your abdominal discomfort when consumed. Other ways to use cumin to reduce stomach inflammation is to add it to your food or make an herbal drink containing cumin.

Bananas

Food poisoning often leaves victims exhausted. Diarrhea can leave you feeling dehydrated and depleted of essential nutrients, like potassium. Put that potassium back into your body and give yourself a burst of energy by consuming bananas, which are very easy to digest. When you are recovering from food poisoning, it is important to choose foods that are easy to digest because when your digestive system is in distress, making it process difficult-to-digest foods like dairy products and legumes can worsen your symptoms and make you more uncomfortable.

Honey

Honey can be combined with other foods on this list or consumed on its own. Honey can help with food poisoning discomfort by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach and treating indigestion. Honey contains antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Work with an Experienced Libertyville Food Poisoning Lawyer

If you or your child suffered from food poisoning and you are now facing financial damages as a result, consider working with a member of our team of experienced food poisoning lawyers at Newland & Newland, LLP to pursue compensation for those damages through a personal injury claim. To get started with a member of our team, call our office or visit us online to set up your initial consultation with us. We serve clients in the Arlington Heights, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Libertyville, Mundelein, Buffalo Grove, Schaumburg, Elk Grove, and Itasca areas.

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