Any cooked food that has been sitting unrefrigerated for more than three hours should be examined carefully and discarded if a foul smell is detected.
Microwaving foods may in many cases be sufficient to kill bacteria and make the food safe.
If you do have a case of diarrhea due to food bacteria, over the counter medications may be sufficient. If diarrhea persists for more than a day, a doctor visit, or antibiotics may be required.
While plagued with a case of diarrhea drink plenty extra water to avoid dehydration. Use electrolyte drinks.
Diarrhea can be transmitted from person to person, wash your hands frequently, don't share towels.
Recommended reading: Food Poisoning in Adults
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Food related illnesses on the increase during the hot season