How Long Does Food Poisoning Last?

 Food poisoning is one thing that really affects man while it tries to take care of his environment. Most people do not know what food poisoning is. Therefore we will try to define it below.




What is Food Poisoning?


Food Poisoning is an illness which is called by toxins, bacteria, virus or parasites found in food which is eaten by living thing. It is therefore known that food poisoning is not just food which contains poisonous chemicals, rather it can also be caused by spoilt food, expired food or food containing parasites. It is called food poisoning because these, substances, parasites, when in food taken by a person can make him fall ill. Now let us look at how long food poisoning last in the body.



How Long Does Food Poisoning Last?


Depending on the type of food poisoning, some food poisoning takes hours to start showing up while,others takes days or even weeks . Sickness can also be caused by food poisoning and this can take time before the body starts showing signs of illness. Most food poisoning takes time to reflect and when it starts showing up, may lead to immediate death. Some signs of food poisoning may range from bloody, or mucous diarrhoea to crampy abdominal pain in the large intestine. You may not know what is wrong with you till you visit your physician. 



What to do to avoid food poisoning.


1. Eat healthy food.


2. Practice personal hygiene.


3. Boil your meat properly before eating.


4. Wash your hands before cooking and before meal.


5. Keep your environment clean to avoid parasite carrying agents like mosquitoes, cockroaches, and rates.


6. Avoid bushy compound, take time to clear bushes around your house.



In conclusion you should take care of yourself, whenever you feel pains in your stomach which you don't understand, consult your doctor. Please note that some food poisoning can lead to death after sometime, so try as much as possible to live a healthy life and most of all, keep all medicines or chemicals out of the reach of children. For more information about food poisoning, please check here


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