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.