Caused by the consumption of food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, toxins, parasites, or prions, the infection occurs by the inappropriate way the food is stored or the lack of hygiene when handling them or prepare them. It can also occur by adding drugs or pesticides to food consumed.
Food poisoning can also happen by accidental ingestion of poisonous substances such as some fish and mushrooms. Foods that come in contact with pests such as rats, cockroaches and flies also easily cause food poisoning, so the importance of hygiene before, during and after food preparation.
Symptoms usually occur several hours after consumption of contaminated food, depending on the causative agent can be any of the following symptoms:
- abdominal pain;
The period between the intake and the onset of the symptoms, called the incubation period, ranging from hours to days, depending on the agent and the amount of food consumed. During this period, microbes pass through the stomach and intestine, staying a the walls of the intestines and multiply. Some microbes stay in the intestine, some produce a toxin that is absorbed into the bloodstream and there are still those who stay in deeper tissues.
Sometimes the body can recover after an acute infection, but food poisoning can cause serious health problems, including death, in specific cases, such as:
- the elderly;
- people with low immunity;
- pregnant women and fetus;
- People already sick.
- GARLIC - Boil one liter of water with a head of garlic for five minutes. Drinking a cup three times a day. Although there are garlic capsules, which do not cause odors may be taken 6 to 12 capsules per day.
- Salgueirinha - Boil one liter of water and add 60g of flowers, letting it stand for ten minutes, taking a cup, four to six times a day.
- APPLE - boil a liter of water, adding 50 to 100g of apple peel, for five minutes. It becomes a cup 5 times daily.
- HAVING vomiting - vomiting expels toxins from the infection, cleansing the body, but also expelled important minerals such as potassium, glucose and sodium, so take plenty of water and also isotonic and oral rehydration to replace these elements.
- INFUSION TEAS - mint, blackberry, raspberry and chamomile, all together, help you relax and relieve cramps.
- EAT BREAD! To feel the first symptoms, eat some bread to relieve them and prevent further such as vomiting and diarrhea, as the bread absorbs some poisons and gives relief.
- REST! If there is no need to go to the doctor or hospital, rest as much as possible and let the infection run its course, make use of some revenue and then everything will return to normal!