Fact 1. It takes about 2-6 hours after the consumption of contaminated food for the symptoms of food poisoning to take effect. Symptoms can range from: abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and weakness,
Â Fact 2. Â Depending on the type of bacteria, more serious complications can occur during food poisoning including: arthritis, bleeding, damage to the nervous system, kidney problems, swelling, and irritation to heart tissues.
Fact 3. Â Â E. coli outbreaks has resulted in hospitalizations and even death as evidenced during a Cleveland County fair.
Fact 4.Â Food poisoning during traveling, known as travelersâ€™ diarrhea (TD),Â afflicts about 20-50% of international travelers.Â High-risk destinations are: the developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Those vulnerable to TD include: young adults, immune-suppressed persons, those with inflammatory-bowel disease or diabetes, and persons on antacids. Frequently, the source of poisoning is the ingestion of contaminated food and water.
Fact 5.Â Travelerâ€™s diarrhea is commonly known by a slang such as â€œMontezumaâ€™s Revenge,â€ â€œDelhi Belly,â€ or â€œTurkey Trots.â€
Fact 6. A precautionary measure for consuming food is:Â â€œIf it is not boiled, well-cooked, or peeled, avoid eating the food.â€
Fact 7. Herbal medications, such as milk thistle, is used in Europe for mushroom poisoning.
Fact 8.Â There are various cures for food poisoning. Alpho-lipoic acid is an antioxidant found in broccoli and spinach. When combined with milk thistle, it could assist in treating mushroom poisoning. Similarly, Vitamin A and calcium phosphate could provide relief from food poisoning such as salmonella.
Â Fact 9. Chinese and Japanese herbal medical advice suggests the dangers of listeria for food poisoning. Listeriaâ€™s active ingredients include Asian ginseng, Astragalus root, Chinese cinnamon bark, Ginger root, Licorice and peony roots.
Fact 10. From the homeopathyâ€™s perspective remedies for curing food poisoning include substances such as arsenicum album, chamomilla, calcarea carbonica, podophyllum and sulphur.