Food Poisoning 101

If you’ve never come down with food poisoning, consider yourself lucky. This stomach ailment can be rather painful, and embarrassing. Find out what causes it and how to treat and prevent it.

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Laura Saxon
Past Member 2 years ago

Very good article. Thanks for sharing. I have never had food poisoning before in my life.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi

Thank you.

Tom Rose
Thomas Rose3 years ago

Thank you for the warnings.

Sue M.
Sue M.3 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago


katarzyna phillips

i wasn't aware of the electrolytes drink advice, but as another reader commented, the sugar content would be something that would concern me, especially if they were feeling sick, had diarrhea, were fatigued and had stomach cramps. too much sugar in a weakened state wouldn't allow them any bed rest ad the body would be 'wired' on sugar! however, the basics of food poisoning is to remember cleanliness, prepared properly [gutted, washed etc] and cooked properly. you can't go wrong if you follow those!

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

I got food poisoning just once that I remember. It was from a 24 hour mexican joint. Severe, explosive diarrhea about 4 or 5 hours after eating it. Lasted a couple of days then went away by its self.

Fluids, fluids, fluids, pee, pee, pee. If fluids are going in and urine is not coming out.......immediately go to the emergency room. Your kidneys are failing.

Mari Garcia
Mari Garcia3 years ago


Angie B.
Angela B.3 years ago

Thanks for the info