Treating Symptoms

  1. Try to control Nausea and Vomiting

  • Sip liquids to try and avoid vomiting
  • Avoid solids – eat bland foods: crackers, bread or rice (eat lightly)
  • Avoid fried, greasy, spicy and sweet food
  • Consult doctor before taking medication for nausea or diarrhea – some medications may worsen symptoms
  1. Dehydration prevention

  • Drink oral solution for dehydration if it lasts more than 24 hours
  • Take small sips of fluids and gradually increase until consuming normal dosage

Call Doctor

If symptoms last more than 3 days

  • Severe stomach/belly pain
  • Dark stools or bloody diarrhea
  • Prolonged vomiting and/or bloody
  • Fever
  • Dehydration, dizziness, decreased urination, fatigue or increased heart or breathing rate

Call 911

  • Food poisoning may be from mushrooms or seafood
  • Severely dehydrated

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