Date PostedNovember 2, 2012

Best Way to Stay Hydrated While Recovering From Food Poisoning

1.  Take Small Regular Sips

The symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting can cause dehydration which can be lethal, so replacing lost fluids is vital. Rather than drinking large amounts of water at a time, sip on water or energy drinks frequently. Some doctors suggest sucking on ice chips or frozen popsicles to consume water.

2.  Drink Liquids with Electrolytes

Sports and energy drinks contain important minerals that help maintain your body’s proper fluid balance. Electrolytes lost during diarrhoea and vomiting can be replaced by consuming energy drinks.

3.  Get an IV Drip

If you are unable to keep liquids down you should go to a hospital or seek a medical practitioner who can administer fluids intravenously and provide you with medicines that can keep the vomiting and diarrhoea controlled.

4.  Stay Away From Alcohol and Caffeinated Beverages

Alcohol dehydrates the body and so does caffeine because it is a natural diuretic. This is especially dangerous when people suffering from food poisoning are already losing so much water. Avoid both drinks until well after the symptoms of food poisoning have stopped. Unpasteurized milk may contain germs that hinder your body’s ability to recover from food poisoning so avoid that as well until you are fully recovered.

 

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