Health Tip: If You Get Food Poisoning10/16/13
(HealthDay News) -- If you get food poisoning -- especially
during pregnancy -- it's important to let your doctor know
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers this advice:
- Know the symptoms of food-borne illness, which may mimic the
flu, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever.
- Contact your doctor immediately if you have symptoms. Follow
any treatment plan recommended by your doctor.
- Wrap up the suspected food, label it "danger" and freeze it so
it can be examined.
- Save cans, cartons or any other packaging from the food, even
if it's identical to the food that made you sick. Write down a list
of all recent foods you've eaten.
- Contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture if you believe you
ate contaminated meat, poultry or eggs. Contact your local health
department if you believe you ate contaminated food at a local
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.