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Food Poisoning
What is it?
Symptoms of food poisoning are vomiting, diarrhoea and cramp-like abdominal pains often worse just before diarrhoea. The usual cause is germs that inflame the lining of the stomach and intestines. Reheating or only half cooking food encourages the growth of bacteria such as salmonella, staphlococcus, the commonest causes of food poisoning. Lysteria, another bacterium, can be caught from soft cheeses and pate. Campylobacter can be caught from contaminated poultry, fish or unpasteurised milk and may cause bloody diarrhoea. Other causes include rotaviruses, which are spread by direct contact with either vomit or diarrhoea. The main danger of food poisoning is fluid loss. Consult a doctor if abdominal pain is severe.
Symptoms:
Vomiting, diarrhoea,cramp-like abdominal pains,feverish and sweating.
Conventional Practice:
Doctors would advise you to avoid all solid foods, and replace lost fluid by drinking small amounts of water or diluted fruit juice regularly. Drinks of sugar and dioralyte will help to replace chemicals lost through vomiting and diarrhoea.
Alternative Treatments:
  Homoeopathy
  Homoeopathy aims to treat the whole person. Illness is seen as a sign of disharmony or inner imbalance. More Info
  Herbal Medicine
  The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
   



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