Treatment for Food Poisoning
What is Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning is an illness that is the result of eating food contaminated by bacteria like salmonella or Escherichia coli (E. Coli), or a virus like norovirus. Most people recover from food poisoning in a few days without treatment, but some cases can become more severe.
Food poisoning can cause complications, such as:
Dehydration is the severe loss of fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins that can sometimes be fatal. Healthy adults should not have a problem if they drink enough fluids. However, older adults, children under 5, and people with weakened immune systems could end up hospitalized from dehydration.
- Listeria infection
Listeria food poisoning is more severe for unborn babies. It can lead to miscarriages, stillbirths, premature births, or fatal infections after birth even if the mother was only mildly ill. If the infant survives, they could have long-term neurological damage.
- Escherichia coli (E. Coli)
Hemolytic uremic syndrome can sometimes develop from certain E. Coli strains, causing kidney damage and even kidney failure.
Though most food poisoning cases are mild, some people are at higher risk for complications. People at higher risk include:
- Anyone 65 years and older
- Anyone with chronic medical conditions like diabetes, asthma, or heart disease
- Pregnant women
- Children under 5 years old
Older adults, children under 5, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems should avoid:
- Raw or rare meat and poultry
- Uncooked hot dogs, deli meats, etc.
- Raw or undercooked eggs or foods with them (cookie dough, homemade ice cream)
- Raw or undercooked fish or shellfish (oysters, clams, etc.)
- Unpasteurized milk and milk products
- Unpasteurized juices and ciders
- Soft cheeses (feta, Brie and Camembert, unpasteurized cheese, etc.)
- Refrigerated meat spreads and pates
Unfortunately, there are a range of ways that people can develop food poisoning. But on the bright side, experts provided us with multiple prevention methods that can help keep us safe when we decide what to eat. In most cases, food poisoning resolves itself in a few hours or days. However, certain individuals are at higher risk for complications like dehydration and E. Coli. Luckily, Vida-Flo has a solution for the immediate relief of food poisoning symptoms.
Benefits of IV Hydration for Food Poisoning
Though food poisoning cannot be fully treated with Vida-Flo’s IV Hydration, this treatment is ideal for the restoration of necessary fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins. Here is how:
Vida-Flo’s IV Hydration
|Saline Solution||Vida-Flo’s sterile saline solution replenishes the body by delivering vitamins and nutrients directly into your bloodstream, hydrating your body with 100% absorption and excreting anything your body doesn’t need.||No|
|Electrolytes||Electrolytes help prevent dehydration and are vital to recovering from food poisoning.||No|
|Zofran||Zofran prevents nausea and vomiting, allowing patients to keep fluids down.||Yes|
|Toradol||Toradol aids in relieving people of pain, fevers, migraines, inflammation, etc.||Yes|
|Vitamin B Complex||Vitamin B Complex keeps energy levels up and promotes the healthy function of your immune system.||Yes|
Vida-Flo’s IV Hydration Treatment immediately relieves patients of food poisoning symptoms like nausea and pain as they begin or continue their road to recovery. Start your journey to a healthier you with Vida-Flo’s IV Hydration Treatment today!