Food poisoning is rarely fatal and normally resolves within a week. Normally, you can treat yourself or your child at home.
Examine your stomach to see whether you have food poisoning.
Food poisoning symptoms include:
Feeling ill (nausea)
Being sick (vomiting)
Cramps in the stomach
A high temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or higher
Feeling generally poorly – such as tiredness or pains and chills
The symptoms usually appear within a few days of ingesting the infected food.
How to Self-Treat Food Poisoning
Generally, you can treat yourself or your child at home.
Symptoms normally subside within a week.
To avoid dehydration, the most important thing is to drink plenty of fluids, such as water or squash.
They may begin after a few hours or may not begin for several weeks.
Here are some tips to help you lower your chances of getting food poisoning at home.