What are the signs of food poisoning and the most effective treatment options?

Recognizing the symptoms of food poisoning can help you know when to seek treatment as quickly as possible, helping prevent vitamin loss, dehydration, and minimizing uncomfortable symptoms within an hour of treatment.

Food poisoning occurs when you ingest food that has been contaminated by a harmful virus, parasite, or strain of bacteria. Food poisoning can strike when you least expect it, carving days out of your life and your schedule while you are in recovery.

The Signs of Food Poisoning

The signs of food poisoning generally start to manifest between 2 – 12 hours after ingesting the contaminated food but may take as many as 10 days. While the exact symptoms of food poisoning vary slightly depending on what you ingested, they share some common symptoms.

The signs of food poisoning include:

  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever (in some cases)

There are dozens of viruses, parasites, and harmful bacteria that can cause food poisoning. In most cases, it is impossible to know what type of bacteria caused your illness without lab tests. You can learn more about the types of organisms that cause food poisoning here.

IV Therapy Can Help You Recover from Food Poisoning Quickly

Your body can fight off food poisoning on its own, although this may take several days. In some cases, your healthcare provider may prescribe antibiotics depending on the severity and type of bacterial food poisoning present.

For everyone else recovering from food poisoning, IV therapy is a convenient and effective treatment option to help you start feeling better quickly. IV therapy hydrates your body, restores vitamins and minerals lost from vomiting or diarrhea, and flushes out toxins, improving your symptoms within an hour of treatment.

Sports drinks, electrolyte-infused beverages, and plain water are essential to help you stay hydrated and prevent the complications of dehydration. However, you may not be in the mood to ingest anything when you have food poisoning. IV therapy circumvents the need to ingest anything by delivering hydrating saline solution directly into your bloodstream so you can enjoy the benefits of hydration without further discomfort.

Additionally, anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory medications can be added to IV treatments, reducing your discomfort and improving the quality of your rest for a faster recovery.

Who can IV treatment for food poisoning help?

No one wants to have food poisoning for long. Our IV treatment can help you feel better within an hour of treatment. We offer bookings for individuals and groups

Individuals
Individuals can book a mobile IV treatment for food poisoning and our nurses will come to you at your home, hotel, office, or anywhere else you might be in Los Angeles.

Groups
In some cases, food poisoning can affect you and your friends or co-workers at the same time. We can deliver simultaneous treatments to you wherever you are in Los Angeles.