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How can you treat food poisoning at home?

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If your food poisoning is mild enough to treat at home, work on rest and rehydration. Get fluids however you can: ice chips, small sips of water or clear liquids, or by drinking a sports drink with electrolytes in it. Wait until you’re sure your vomiting is over before you try to eat. Stick with bland, non-greasy foods.

SOURCES:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Nutrition During Pregnancy.”

Antimicrobe.org: “Campylobacter species.”

eMedicine Health: “Food Poisoning.”

FDA: “While You're Pregnant - What Is Foodborne Illness?” “Food Safety for Moms-To-Be: While You're Pregnant - Listeria.”

Foodsafety.gov: “Food Safety for Pregnant Women.”

March of Dimes: “Salmonellosis.”

Mother to Baby: “E. coli and pregnancy.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Foodborne Illnesses.”

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Food-borne Illness During Pregnancy - Women’s Health.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 24, 2017

SOURCES:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Nutrition During Pregnancy.”

Antimicrobe.org: “Campylobacter species.”

eMedicine Health: “Food Poisoning.”

FDA: “While You're Pregnant - What Is Foodborne Illness?” “Food Safety for Moms-To-Be: While You're Pregnant - Listeria.”

Foodsafety.gov: “Food Safety for Pregnant Women.”

March of Dimes: “Salmonellosis.”

Mother to Baby: “E. coli and pregnancy.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Foodborne Illnesses.”

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: “Food-borne Illness During Pregnancy - Women’s Health.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 24, 2017

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