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What's The Best Way To Get Over Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is one of those diseases that can hit us anytime and anywhere. An upset stomach is often the first symptoms followed by bouts of vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach pain. While it is no fun to experience these things, it is important to realize that your body is trying to throw out the toxin or pathogen that you have ingested. 

There are many ways one can get food poisoning condition. Most often, it is the contaminated food that causes all these miserable symptoms and you lose your peace and a good night’s sleep. 

Behind the scene, there is something else which might be the cause of food poisoning. An insect speculated to be older than a dinosaur, the irritating creepy crawler which can produce babies throughout its lifetime, the common enemy that scares some people. Yes, we are talking about the cockroaches. 

How Roaches Cause Food Poisoning?

As you might already know, cockroaches live and breathe garbage and dirt. They are therefore called scavengers. Leftover food, crumbs and other such pathogen filled food is its favourite. 

These naturally filthy insects feed on the pathogenic bacteria, viruses and other dangerous toxins and spread it into the food. Additionally, the pathogens get attached to the cockroach’s body and it spreads it across the surface and food where it goes. 

The pathogen contaminated food when consumed by humans can cause food poisoning. This is the reason you must have the latest and effective cockroach killer sprays like LAL HIT to clear your home of cockroaches. 

Food Poisoning Symptoms

Millions all across the world get infected by food poisoning. Therefore, there are specific symptoms which are commonly seen in the people who have food poisoning. 

 Some of the common symptoms of food poisoning found in adults include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Weakness and Fatigue
  • Abdominal Pain and Cramps
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea and Vomiting

In serious cases of food poisoning, you may experience the following symptoms: 

  • Dry Mouth 
  • Feeling Thirsty
  • Unable to Urinate
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Light-headed feeling

If the symptoms persist, seek medical attention urgently. 

Children are vulnerable to food poisoning as they may mistakenly consume cockroach contaminated food or spoilt food. Generally, children may be dehydrated due to vomiting and diarrhoea. In such cases, IV fluid in the hospital is the best option. 

This is another reason to regularly use LAL HIT killer spray which can kill cockroaches whenever required and keep children safe all the time. 

Food Poisoning Treatment

Food poisoning treatment usually involves self-healing. There isn’t much doctors can do. Of course, they will give you the right guidance and basic medicines to recover fast.

Recovery at Home

  • Don’t eat food for a few hours.
  • Drink more than enough water
  • Begin eating slowly and items which are easy on the stomach
  • Eat small meals
  • Rest without compromise. If possible keep smartphone away
  • Spicy food, carbonated drinks should be completely avoided

In some serious cases, the following things are given at hospitals:

  • Medicines
  • Light Nutritious Diet
  • Oral Rehydration Solution - ORS
  • Lots of fluid intake, juices, soups 
  • Sleep and rest

Once you get well, follow these principles to stay healthy and avoid food poisoning:

  • Eat fresh food
  • Avoid food from unhygienic places
  • Wash hands before eating
  • Check expiry dates of purchased food
  • Wash fruits and vegetables 

Food Poisoning Prevention 

There are several ways you can prevent yourself from food poisoning. The tips are related to food, kitchen, and cockroaches. Take care of these 3 things and you will be safe from food poisoning. Let’s look at the factors in detail.

How to prevent food poisoning?

FOOD

  1. Food is the main source through which food poisoning happens. Therefore, you must notch-up your personal hygiene. Regularly wash your hands whenever you are going to touch any food item or fruits or vegetables before preparing food. These may contain contaminants. 
  2. It is wise to separate the snacks, eatables and other food items cooked and brought from outside. Use your own utensils to consume food and other items.
  3. Cooking food should be done properly. Anything you cook ranging from meat, vegetables, rice etc. must be cooked at a good temperature. This kills pathogens and prevents food poisoning.
  4. Heat up the existing food like rice, dal etc. well before consumption.

KITCHEN

  1. It is obvious that cooked food, snacks must not be left alone. They must be covered well and should be kept in closely tight containers.
  2. Food items which can perish must be put in the refrigerator under appropriate temperature.
  3. Keeping food near the kitchen sink or places where cockroaches or pests can easily attack must be avoided. They can pounce on it anytime and contaminate it completely. 
  4. It is essential to keep your kitchen clean and dry. Cockroaches are known to survive for more than 40 days without food, but not without water. So, stop water leakage wherever possible. 
  5. Clean the kitchen cabinets regularly as it can attract cockroaches as they are scavengers.
  6. Everyday waste must be given to the waste management team.

COCKROACHES

It is important to reiterate the fact cockroaches are the agents that spread dangerous food-borne germs such as Clostridium perfringens, Norovirus, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus aureus. The names are scary indeed and the disease caused by them is no less threatening. 

  1. Clean surroundings as cockroaches once they get over with garbage or waste nearby, would enter your homes in search of food.
  2. Do not let water be available near you as cockroaches can survive with water and attack your home for food. 
  3. Use LAL HIT cockroach killer spray every day. The specially designed nozzle can reach the deepest part in your kitchen, bathroom and bedroom and destroy the creepy crawlers completely. 
  4. Use HIT Anti Roach Gel which is a home pest control product, highly effective against cockroaches and powerful to prevent cockroach infestation.

This is how you can get over with food poisoning and prevent yourself from the disease. Remember to stock up LAL HIT and HIT Anti Roach Gel from Godrej and protect your family.

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