Signs and Symptoms of Food Poisoning
The length of time until the appearance of signs and symptoms of food poisoning can vary by person. This condition depends on the type of organism that infects and how much contaminated food is consumed. The onset of symptoms from the time of consuming contaminated food, or the so-called incubation period, can be several hours to weeks.
The symptoms that usually occur in patients suffering from food poisoning are as follows:
- Usually lasts several days, but it can also happen longer.
- Diarrhea. It usually lasts a few days, but you can continue to feel abdominal pain or cramps for about a week.
- Fever and chills.
- Appetite decreased.
- Body weak.
Pain and symptoms due to food poisoning usually last for several hours to several days. Most of these conditions do not require special treatment, but if symptoms and symptoms occur below, you should seek medical attention immediately or see a doctor.
- Often experience vomiting and lasts for more than two days.
- Can not maintain fluids for a day or have diarrhea lasting more than three days.
- Stools mix with blood.
- Changes in mental state, for example, become often confused.
- Blurred or vague views.
- The appearance of severe dehydration symptoms, such as dry mouth, fatigue, headache, drowning eyes, rapid heartbeat, and difficult urination.
- Experiencing convulsions.
If food poisoning occurs during pregnancy, in infants and elderly, you should be more vigilant in addressing this condition.