It is difficult to figure out what the cause of the poisoning is on your own. The good news is that this
is far from always necessary
. Often the symptoms of food poisoning pass by themselves, a person can very well cope with them without the help of a doctor.
The main thing with food poisoning is to avoid dehydration. Usually it is enough to drink more liquid, eat in small portions, temporarily abandon fatty foods (it is better to limit yourself to cereals on the water, rice or oatmeal soup) and relax more.
Additional measures are needed only if dehydration has already occurred. To understand whether dehydration has begun, you can pay attention to the color of urine. Normally, a person urinates every three to five hours, urine should be light yellow or almost colorless. If a person urinates less often and if he has dark yellow urine, this indicates dehydration.
In this situation, it is recommended that you take rehydration products that are sold over the counter in a pharmacy without a prescription.
* The composition of such preparations includes substances necessary for the body: carbohydrates, sodium, potassium and chlorides. If you dissolve a pharmaceutical product in water and drink it according to the specified scheme, you can avoid the loss of salts that are washed out of the body with diarrhea and severe vomiting. But you can make a rehydration solution yourself. It is enough to dilute in a glass of clean boiled water (200 ml) one teaspoon of sugar and one teaspoon of salt.
Take the solution every 10-15 minutes, 2-3 small sips (100-150 ml).
Do not rush, otherwise vomiting may begin.
If within two days after the onset of symptoms the health of the poisoned person has not improved, you must consult a doctor.