Treatment of food poisoning depends on the cause of illness, if it is known, and the severity of your symptoms. If the symptoms are mild to moderate, they can be treated at home with supportive care such as fluids and medications for vomiting.
Treatment of food poisoning may include the following.
Most people (adults and children) with food poisoning improve with treatment at home which includes oral fluids, medicine to relieve fever and vomiting. Admission to a hospital for treatment may be needed if you have serious dehydration or some other complication caused by diarrhoea. In the hospital, you will be given fluids directly into the vein (intravenously), and other medications (such as antibiotics) if needed.
Some measures which can help to improve your symptoms and speed up your recovery time at home include:
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Food poisoning in most cases is not serious, and the symptoms improve in 24-48 hours. If complications develop, the illness may have a longer course.read more