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How is food poisoning treated by a doctor?

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She'll do tests on your blood or stool to find out what caused the food poisoning. You may need treatment with antibiotics. She’ll also want to be sure your body has enough fluids. You may need an IV to help your body rehydrate.

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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