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symptoms of food poisoning

Feared by many and understood by few, food poisoning can range from a simple stomach ache to death. This feature by Ronald Uy, RN, addresses the myths and realities of food poisoning. It also chronicles how to identify and take detailed steps on handling this condition – whether it’s done through self examination or requiring a trip to the doctor, or even the emergency room. Uy details how to recognize whether common symptoms of nausea, diarrhea and cramping are indeed food poisoning. He also provides tips for managing mild symptoms and, when the severity merits it, seeking immediate medical attention. It also covers the all-important area of prevention and what steps to take in buying and handling and preparing food – and identifying which items carry the greatest risk for food poisoning. This is a quick-read, step-by-step, easy-to-follow account that can help readers not only avoid, but handle a condition that affects millions daily.

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