Same-Day Food Poisoning Treatment in Arlington
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Food poisoning can happen when you least expect it. Although there are many laws regulating food safety, it is not always possible to tell if the food we eat is safe or not. Thankfully, most cases of food poisoning do not carry long-term consequences. However, it is important to manage your symptoms and seek treatment so that a medical professional can assess your condition. The symptoms of food poisoning usually only last for a day or two, which may not be enough time to schedule an appointment with your primary care provider.
If you need help managing food poisoning symptoms in Arlington, walk into Urgentology Care or schedule a same-day appointment online.
Managing Food Poisoning Symptoms
The most common symptoms of food poisoning are diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Make sure to drink plenty of water during this time as your body will be losing a lot of it as it expels waste. There are two serious complications of food poisoning that you should be aware of: listeria poisoning and E. coli.
Listeria food poisoning is a dangerous condition for pregnant women, primarily because it can damage their unborn baby. Older patients and children under five are at the biggest risk for E.coli.
You should seek medical treatment immediately if any of the following symptoms accompany food poisoning:
- Blood in vomit or stool
- Inability to keep liquids in your system
- Symptoms that last for more than three days
- A fever of 100.4 or higher
- Dehydration (dry mouth, no urination, lightheadedness)
- Blurry vision
- Tingling feeling in the arms
To help patients manage food poisoning symptoms, a doctor may provide them with an IV so they can replenish fluids and electrolytes while preventing dehydration. Antibiotics may also be prescribed if you have symptoms of a serious bacterial infection.
In order for efficient treatment for food poisoning, be prepared to answer as many of your doctor’s questions as possible. What might have caused the food poisoning? Does anyone you know have the same symptoms? What kind of symptoms are you experiencing? How long have the symptoms persisted? The answers to these questions are critical for accurate and effective treatment.
Call Urgentology Care today at (817) 799-7273 for Arlington same-day treatment for food poisoning.
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