‘Food poisoning’, a popular disease everyone has, check it out What kind of symptoms should you see a doctor?

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Get to know ‘food poisoning’, why it has become a popular disease everyone has and how to prevent it. What kind of symptoms should you see a doctor?

food poisoning (Food poisoning) means diarrhoea (diarrhoea), which during this time It has become a popular disease for many people, whether children or adults. Even people in the entertainment industry don’t like it ‘Add Carabao’ Most recently, he also suffered from food poisoning.

food poisoning It is usually caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with toxins. It can be a toxin caused by a wide variety of pathogens, chemicals, poisonous plants or poisonous animals, and is often found among people who eat together. There will be many symptoms at the same time. Which may have more or less symptoms, depending on the person and how much is ingested

cause of food poisoning

food poisoning which causes diarrhoea Caused by eating food contaminated with pathogens or pathogen toxins such as bacteria, viruses or protozoa Some pathogens contaminated in food can produce toxins. Some bacterial toxins are heat resistant. Even if the germ that produces toxins is killed by cooking heat But toxins can still be present in the food.

Foods that can cause food poisoning

Unpasteurised milk or milk products, meat, eggs, salads, sandwiches, undercooked food, tinned food, seafood, food that has been cooked for a long time and not sufficiently reheated before eating .

symptoms of hypothermia food poisoning

when eating contaminated food or toxins from such bacteria Abdominal pain will occur. Characteristic intermittent spiraling pain, vomiting, which may also contain food waste causing food poisoning depending on the type of pathogen causing and may also have fever

In general, if the symptoms are mild, the symptoms usually improve on their own within 24 – 48 hours or gradually disappear. still healing in about 1 week

In severe infections, there may be symptoms that are complications of the infection. or complications resulting from severe dehydration and electrolyte and there are signs of organ failure, such as reduced urine output due to sudden kidney failure, lethargy, or confusion, etc.

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the incubation period of the disease

The incubation period of the disease depends on the type of infection and the toxin of the infection, for example, eating food contaminated with the toxin (Toxin formed from Staphylococcus aureus or Bacillus cereus) has an incubation period of about 30 minutes – 6 hours. Eating food contaminated with certain bacteria that produce toxins after ingestion, such as enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, or whose pathogenic mechanisms damage the gastrointestinal mucosa, such as Salmonella, Campylobacter, or Shigella), will have a breed about 24 hours or maybe longer. . Ingestion of food contaminated with protozoa such as Cryptosporidium parvum involves an incubation period of approximately 7 days.

Symptoms requiring medical attention

  • Vomiting several times or passing loose stools several times
  • There are symptoms of fatigue, lethargy, high fever, panting, symptoms of the nervous system.
  • eat less food and drink water
  • He has mucus or blood in the stool
  • The symptoms did not improve after 48 hours.
  • people with congenital or immunized disease, at risk of serious infection

food poisoning


rotavirus It is a highly stressful type of virus. When the virus enters the gastrointestinal tract, even a small amount can cause severe diarrhea. which is more common in young children and has more severe symptoms than older children to the point of having to be admitted to hospital AND it can happen to people of all genders and ages.rotavirusIt also withstands many hours in the environment, causing rapid infestation.


  • vomit
  • Diarrhea, watery diarrhea
  • have a fever
  • Seizures due to high fever
  • Rotavirus can cause severe diarrhea and vomiting which can lead to severe dehydration leading to shock or death. Therefore, you should observe symptoms of dehydration that warn that you need to see a doctor as soon as possible, such as thirst, dry mouth, restlessness, depression, sunken eyes, sunken head, etc.

Method of treatment

Caring for the little ones and the infectedrotavirusis the best Replace lost body water to avoid severe dehydration and take care of diet as follows

  • Drink mineral water, little by little, often.
  • Avoid giving antibiotics and disinfectants.
  • Refrain from milk and fruit
  • If it’s a toddler, you don’t have to stop breastfeeding.
  • If the symptoms are mild, drinking water should be combined with mineral water, a liquid diet and a soft diet.
  • If the symptoms are severe, ie high fever, blood in the stool, vomiting, lethargy, and extreme fatigue, you should see a doctor immediately.

careful protection rotavirus

due to infection rotavirus Most are transmitted through direct contact and eating contaminated food. Therefore, defense methods include:

  • wash your hands often
  • Before and after eating, including after going to the toilet, wash your hands thoroughly every time.
  • Eat freshly cooked food
  • drink clean water
  • Do not share eating utensils with others.
  • If you are changing a baby’s nappy, wash your hands each time.
  • Always keep toys clean.
  • Avoid contact with people who have diarrhoea.

The vaccine protects the little one from rotavirus

The vaccine against severe rotavirus diarrhea is currently only available as an intra-dose vaccine for young children. It has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be effective in preventing disease. reduce the severity of the disease and has high safety The first insertion will start in children over 6 weeks of age and the next dose will be given 4 weeks later than the first oral infusion 2 or 3 times depending on the type of vaccine. If the child is fully vaccinated against rotavirus Although diarrhea from rotavirus infection will have mild symptoms. In this regard, a specialist pediatrician should be consulted for vaccination and appropriate advice.

information: Chularat Airport Hospital 9 / Bangkok Hospital

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