I am suffering from food poisoning, what should I do?
Hello, I am suffering from food poisoning, what should I do? I have diarrhea, throwing up, and an upset stomach. There’s not a whole lot I can do except stay near a bathroom and ride it out. Please help me with your suggestions.
@natasha In most cases, there isn’t much your doctor can specifically do for you, and you get better on your own within a few days. Adults or children who lose a lot of fluids -- this is called dehydration -- may need to go the hospital to get an IV. This will replace your fluids and electrolytes more quickly. For severe food poisoning caused by certain bacteria, such as listeria, you may get antibiotics. But with most bacteria, you may not get any medication unless you have a weak immune system or you’re pregnant. You may also get medicine for food poisoning caused by parasites. For viruses, there’s nothing you can take.