7 signs you might have food poisoning

5. Fever

Some types of bacteria, like Listeria and Campylobacter, can cause a fever. This is usually accompanied by digestive problems. When the fever lasts for more than 48 hours, you should probably contact a doctor.

6. Confusion

When you’re feeling a bit confused and can’t seem to think clearly, you might very well have food poisoning. Listeria can cause this symptom, but it can take up to two months until the confusion begins. Your body feeling weak or your neck feeling stiff can also be signs of food poisoning. Seek help from a doctor if these problems don’t go away or if you don’t trust it.

7. Dehydration

When you suspect you might have food poisoning and you’ve got multiple symptoms that make it seem that way, the first thing you need to do is make sure you hydrate properly. Try to drink a lot of water and avoid sugary drinks or drinks that contain caffeine or alcohol; these have dehydrating properties. Besides this, you should eat small portions of mild food like bananas, white rice or bread.

Look out for these food products

You can get food poisoning from pretty much any type of food, but in most cases, it’s caused by raw meat, raw fruit and veggies that haven’t been washed properly, milk or products that have been sitting outside of the fridge for too long.

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