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is it possible to prevent food poisoning, i.e. its symptoms like nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, from happening when you already ate some spoiled food? what can I do?
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is it possible to prevent food poisoning, i.e. its symptoms like nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, from happening when you already ate some spoiled food? what can I do?
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You can prevent it by not eating spoiled food and cooking thoroughly in the first place.

I would call 111 if I were you, food poisoning could be serious.
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You can prevent it by not eating spoiled food and cooking thoroughly in the first place.

I would call 111 if I were you, food poisoning could be serious.
thanks for your sarcasm. I didn't know it was spoiled when I ate it, otherwise, I wouldn't obviously.
I don't have any symptoms or anything, so why call 111 right away?
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No easy way. Mind most spoiled food is unlikely to do you hard. What are you concerned about?
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...I don't have any symptoms or anything, so why call 111 right away?
If you have no symptoms, then there's nothing you can do for now.

You can't prevent something which may or may not happen.
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No easy way. Mind most spoiled food is unlikely to do you hard. What are you concerned about?
I just have an important thing tomorrow morning and I cancel it really hence I'd like to prevent the symptoms from developing. and well, it's never nice to vomit, you know
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If you have no symptoms, then there's nothing you can do for now.

You can't prevent something which may or may not happen.
well, isn't it essentially the definition of prevention? not to let something happen. I was just thinking there was something I could do to at least reduce the effect so to say if anything happens
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well, isn't it essentially the definition of prevention? not to let something happen. I was just thinking there was something I could do to at least reduce the effect so to say if anything happens
No, prevention is not eating it in the first place (and this message is not for you, it's for people reading this thread).

Once you have eaten it, there is nothing you can do. You don't know whether you will have symptoms or not
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well, isn't it essentially the definition of prevention? not to let something happen. I was just thinking there was something I could do to at least reduce the effect so to say if anything happens
Once you have taken the food into your stomach you cant really prevent the outcome
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well, isn't it essentially the definition of prevention? not to let something happen. I was just thinking there was something I could do to at least reduce the effect so to say if anything happens
What did you eat?
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What did you eat?
you mean what might cause the food poisoning, not everything I ate? ham and yoghurt
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you mean what might cause the food poisoning, not everything I ate? ham and yoghurt
Presume they were outside use by date. I would say this is relatively low risk as ham is cured and cooked, yoghurt is low pH with a dominant bacterial species. While food poisoning is possible, it’s much more likely any spoilage is by harmless bacteria. Also take in to account use by dates typically have a safety margin.
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When did you eat the spoiled food? How long has it been with any food poisoning symptoms?
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you mean what might cause the food poisoning, not everything I ate? ham and yoghurt
How out of date was the ham? You can get some nasty things from ham such as listeria.
There's not much you can do now, but look out for symptoms of food poisoning and call 111 if you get symptoms, as they can turn nasty.
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When did you eat the spoiled food? How long has it been with any food poisoning symptoms?
it was around 2-3 pm, I didn't have any symptoms until literally just minutes ago when I threw up.
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How out of date was the ham? You can get some nasty things from ham such as listeria.
There's not much you can do now, but look out for symptoms of food poisoning and call 111 if you get symptoms, as they can turn nasty.
I don't know how out of date it was, my mum just said it wasn't too fresh and wasn't sure when she even bought it.
I threw up a few minutes ago and have a stomach ache and nausea, but I don't have fever or anything.
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Presume they were outside use by date. I would say this is relatively low risk as ham is cured and cooked, yoghurt is low pH with a dominant bacterial species. While food poisoning is possible, it’s much more likely any spoilage is by harmless bacteria. Also take in to account use by dates typically have a safety margin.
yeah, obviously, but I'm quite sensitive to such things and it's easy to upset my stomach, so I think I'm starting to have some mild symptoms.
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so I threw up again and again and am feeling terribly rn, any tips what I can do? I don't want to involve doctors into it really as I don't think it's that serious, is there anything I can do to make myself feel better? apart from drinking water in order not to dehydrate
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Take imodium (loperamide hydrochloride). You can buy it over the counter. It can get rid of alot of the symptoms. Works really well in my experience.
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is it possible to prevent food poisoning, i.e. its symptoms like nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, from happening when you already ate some spoiled food? what can I do?
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(Original post by Cocoo234)
so I threw up again and again and am feeling terribly rn, any tips what I can do? I don't want to involve doctors into it really as I don't think it's that serious, is there anything I can do to make myself feel better? apart from drinking water in order not to dehydrate
Most cases of food poisoning can be treated at home with plenty of rest and drinking/sipping plenty of water to stop any dehydration.
Should pass over in 2 - 3 days usually , symptoms starts sometimes within a few hours and upto few weeks.
If symptoms worsen then seek advice from your GP or all NHS 111 ok.
And when you upto it then start eating small portions of food and build up your strength / energy again .
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