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Can food poisoning cause stomach aches and nausea?


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Published At February 17, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am feeling nauseous and have a stomach ache. I think I have food poisoning because I ate some expired sweets.

Kindly help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. Please follow the attached prescription.

I hope this helps.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your reply.

What else should I follow?


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

If you suspect that you have food poisoning, here are a few general recommendations to consider:

  1. Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of fluids like water, clear broths, or electrolyte solutions to avoid dehydration caused by vomiting or diarrhea.
  2. Rest: Give your body time to recover by getting plenty of rest and avoiding strenuous activities.
  3. Avoid solid foods: Initially, it may be best to avoid solid foods until your stomach settles. Start with bland, easy-to-digest foods like crackers, toast, or rice once you feel ready to eat again.
  4. Gradually reintroduce solid foods: As your symptoms improve, gradually reintroduce a normal, balanced diet. Avoid spicy, fatty, or heavy foods initially.
  5. Seek medical attention if needed: If your symptoms worsen, persist for more than a couple of days, or if you experience severe dehydration, it is important to consult a healthcare professional.

You will feel better after 24 hours.

I hope this helps.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

General Practitioner

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