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Food Poisoning Treatment Options

Foodborne illness or food poisoning is a health issue caused by the consumption of toxic, spoiled, or contaminated foods. The most common signs of this condition include diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. Even though it is rather uncomfortable, this is not unusual. Indeed, around 15% of the population suffer from some forms of food poisoning each year. The exact symptom will vary depending on the sources of infections. The duration can last from 1 hour to 1 month. Fortunately, you can easily alleviate food poisoning easily with the following treatments.


Ginger contains many anti-inflammatory properties that can be effective in alleviating upset stomachs caused by food poisoning. You can chew a piece of raw ginger or take a supplement, which can be purchased at any health food store or pharmacy. Make sure to read the product label carefully and follow the directions to use the right dosage. Another option is to brew ginger tea at home. Just wash a ginger root, then scrub and peel it. After that, slice into thin pieces and boil in around 20 minutes. Make sure to drink when it is still hot to get the best results. [1]