I've Gotten Sick from Food, What Can I Do to Feel Better?

Health Care Providers Offer Tips for Care

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  • Call your health care provider for advice. Tell them you think you have a foodborne illness. Ask if they want to see you.
    • Call or go to your health care provider right away if you or the family member is in a high-risk group: infants, preschool children, adults 65 years and over, pregnant or nursing women, or immuno-compromised children or adults.
    • Call your health care provider if symptoms last for more than 3 days.
  • Drink fluids to stay hydrated. Good choices include: water, apple juice, and tea.
  • Do not take over-the-counter medications without a health care provider's advice. It may prolong the symptoms.
  • Eat easy to digest foods - bananas, apples, saltines, toast, rice, etc. Slowly expand your diet, as you feel better.

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