This article discuss more deeply not about surfing, but more when you are food poisoning and want to keep surfing.
It’s hard if you experience it isn’t, it?
Because food poisoning will make you very difficult to move while surfing. and the most common is an stomach ache, it’s really annoying isn’t it
Check if you have food poisoning
Symptoms of food poisoning include:
- feeling sick (nausea)
- being sick (vomiting)
- stomach cramps
- a high temperature of 38C or above
- feeling generally unwell – such as feeling tired or having aches and chills
The symptoms usually start within a few days of eating the food that caused the infection. Sometimes they start after a few hours or not for a few weeks
You can catch food poisoning if you eat something that has been contaminated with germs.
This can happen if food:
- isn’t cooked or reheated thoroughly
- isn’t stored correctly – for example, it’s not been frozen or chilled
- is left out for too long
- is handled by someone who’s ill or hasn’t washed their hands
- is eaten after its “use by” date
When you have food poisoning, the first thing you want is relief. Your symptoms depend on what caused you to get sick, but you usually have diarrhea, throwing up, and an upset stomach at the least. It’s no fun, but it’s how your body tries to kick out the toxins and get you better. You usually get it from eating food or drinking water that is contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, or toxins created from these. While some cases last longer, it’s usually gone within a few days.
There’s not a whole lot you can do except stay near a bathroom and ride it out. But you can take some steps to support yourself as you recover.
Common Causes of Food Poisoning
Your treatment partly depends on what gave you food poisoning and how sick you are. Some of the causes, from most to least common in the United States, are:
- Norovirus: You can get this virus from raw fruits and vegetables. You can also get this from shellfish, such as lobster and clams, that come from tainted water. Food handlers who have norovirus can also spread it as they prepare meals for customers.
- You can become infected with this bacteria by eating contaminated food such as beef, poultry eggs, vegetables or fruits, drinking contaminated water, or touching infecting animals and not washing your hands afterwards.
- Clostridium perfringens. Usually a problem on foods left unrefrigerated for too long, this is common in meats, stews, and gravies.
- You get can this from raw or undercooked meat, especially chicken, as well as unpasteurized milk and tainted water.
- Often spread when someone uses tainted water to clean food, it can be found on seafood and raw, ready-to-eat fruits and vegetables.
- coli. You often get this one from eating undercooked beef, especially ground beef, as well as drinking unpasteurized milk and cider. E. coli bacteria can also be contracted through contact with the feces of an infected person and by touching animals and failing to wash your hands afterwards.
- Giardia intestinalis. This is a parasite found in stream water or food contaminated by stool.
- Listeria . Less common than others on this list, you can get it from packaged foods such as hot dogs and lunch meats, soft cheeses such as brie, and raw fruits and vegetables. Pregnant women need to be extra careful about listeria since it can cause miscarriage.
How Is Food Poisoning Treated?
In most cases, there isn’t much your doctor can specifically do for you, and you get better on your own within a few days.
Adults or children who lose a lot of fluids this is called dehydration may need to go the hospital to get an IV. This will replace your fluids and electrolytes more quickly.
For severe food poisoning caused by certain bacteria, such as listeria, you may get antibiotics.
But with most bacteria, you may not get any medication unless you have a weak immune system or you’re pregnant.
Diarrhea and vomiting can really throw off your body’s balance of fluids and electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals, such as sodium and potassium, that help with everything from keeping your heartbeat normal to controlling how much water is in your body. So your main job is to drink plenty of fluids. Start with ice chips or small sips if you need to. It’s also helpful to:
- Avoid food for the first few hours as your stomach settles down
- Drink water, broth, or an electrolyte solution, which will replace the minerals that you lose with vomiting and diarrhea
- Eat when you feel ready, but start with small amounts of bland, nonfatty foods such as toast, rice, and crackers
- Get plenty of rest
Stay away from dairy, caffeine, alcohol, bubbly or fizzy drinks, or spicy and fatty foods they can just make everything worse
Your body loses water with each trip to the bathroom. If you lose too much, you can get dehydrated. It’s important to keep drinking fluids.
Drink clear liquids water, broth, or fruit juice during the day to stay hydrated. Try to get about 2-3 liters (8-12 cups) a day while you’re sick. You can sip them in small amounts between meals instead of while you eat. Your doctor might recommend a sports drink to replace salt, potassium, and other electrolytes your body loses when you have diarrhea. If you also have nausea, sip the liquids slowly.
There is no particular food group that will best for treating diarrhea and physicians no longer recommend the long suggested BRAT diet of Bananas, Rice (white), Applesauce, and Toast. Still, all of these foods are good, valid options. Some other good choices include:
- Smooth peanut butter
- Skinless chicken or turkey
Avoid foods that can make diarrhea or gas worse, like:
- Fatty or fried foods
- Raw fruits and vegetables
- Spicy foods
- Caffeinated drinks, such as coffee and soda
Taking probiotics in food or supplement form can help shorten a mild bout of diarrhea.3 Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that are beneficial to your digestive system.
Diarrhea can cause you to lose a lot of the healthy bacteria in your stomach and intestines. Probiotics (which include Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium bacteria and Saccharomyces boulardii yeast) can quickly replace these protective microorganisms and help restore normal bowel function. This is especially true with S. boulardii which exerts powerful antidiarrheal effects.3
While dairy products should be avoided during diarrhea, yogurt or kefir with live probiotic bacteria are extremely beneficial. Other natural probiotic sources include fermented foods like miso, kombucha, sauerkraut, aged soft cheeses, cottage cheese, green olives, sourdough bread, and tempeh.
Side effects of probiotics, whether in food or supplement form, tend to be mild and may include an upset stomach, bloating, and gas.
Let Nature Run Its Course
Tempting as it may be, you typically want to avoid over-the-counter medicine to stop your diarrhea. That’s because the diarrhea is helping to get rid of whatever is making you sick.
When to Seek Medical Help
Diarrhea should never be ignored. If you have tried the above-listed home remedies and still have loose stools, call your doctor or speak with your pharmacist about over-the-counter medications that may help.
On the other hand, you should see a doctor immediately if you or your child experience persistent or severe diarrhea and/or develop signs of dehydration, as follows: