Since food poisoning is the most common form of infection in children, it is definitely a cause of concern among parents. It is a type of gastroenteritis which has on an average 75 million victims ever year. As the name suggests, food poisoning is caused by bacteria (Campylobacter, Staphylococcus, Salmonella and Escherichia coli) in undercooked food or food cooked with improper hygiene.
Causes of Food Poisoning
To prevent any illness, we must first know its causes:
Symptoms of Food Poisoning
You may witness these symptoms in your little one if they have consumed contaminated food. These symptoms may be visible within hours or may even take 1-2 days after the start of food poisoning.
Usually these tiny microorganisms do not have adverse effects on your baby’s body. But you should know when to call the doctor.
Treatment of Food Poisoning
Food poisoning does not usually need any medical treatment, unless it takes a severe form as mentioned above, as it runs its full natural cycle. Follow these simple tips to treat food poisoning and to make your toddler comfortable:
If your child’s condition is still worsening, quickly take them to the doctor. The doctor will administer medication depending upon the type of food poisoning.
Every bite you take is either fighting a disease or feeding it, so choose the food wisely and make sure you do that for your nipper too.
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