How to protect yourself from food poisoning
If you or someone you know is suffering from food poisonings, you may be able to take the following precautions to avoid further harm: * Avoid drinking hot beverages, including ice cold water.
* Wash hands with soap and water after handling raw or undercooked meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, or dairy products.
* Avoid eating raw or cooked food or raw seafood, and avoid eating seafood with large amounts of salmonella.
* Do not eat cooked or frozen foods that have been opened.
* Keep your body hydrated and get plenty of sleep.
* Drink plenty of fluids to help your body regulate blood sugar.
* Get the flu shot if you have a weakened immune system, including people who have weakened immune systems from an autoimmune disorder or virus.
* If you’re concerned about a food poisoning, talk to your doctor.
If you have more questions about food poisoning or other health concerns, call 1-800-342-2774 or go to www.healthcare.gov/faqs.
*If you or your child is under age 3 and has symptoms of food poisoning: Call 911 immediately.
*Stay away from food that is raw or in a sealed container.
*Call your doctor if you think you or anyone you know has a food allergy or if you or they have been diagnosed with food allergies.
*Follow your doctor’s instructions about using food to help regulate blood sugars.
*Wash your hands with hot soapy water after touching raw or raw fish, poultry or seafood, or with shellfish.
*Use a cold compress or towel to help compress your hands.
*Keep your eyes closed and wear goggles if you are using any kind of contact lens.
*Avoid any kind, such as nuts, dried fruits, nuts, peanut butter, nuts and seeds, nuts or seeds, and oils.
*Consume water only from a well-hydrated beverage or canister.
*Take a supplement with vitamin D, vitamin K, and calcium, such a selenium supplement.
*Consider taking an herbal supplement to help control an immune disorder, such an asthma or hay fever.
*For more information on food poisoning and food allergies, visit www.cdc.gov or go online at www.cbsnews.com/food/food-poisoning.html.