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Home Doctor for Food Poisoning in Fuengirola - When to Call a Doctor

Home doctor for food poisoning in Fuengirola

Many people have a mild case of food poisoning every year. Cases such as these tend to pass if they have plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids. However, there are times when you need to speak to a doctor. This article will help you understand what food poisoning is and when you should speak to our home doctor for food poisoning in Fuengirola.

What is Food Poisoning?

For the most part, food poisoning is our body's reaction to water or food that has been contaminated. The contamination can take place during storage, handling or cooking. Containments include E. Coli, Campylobacter and Salmonella. There are other contaminants that include toxins, parasites and viruses.

Symptoms of food poisoning

 The symptoms of food poisoning can start a few days or even a few hours after the consumption of something that has been contaminated. When you experience symptoms will ultimately depend on what has caused the food poisoning. In addition to this, it can depend on how much you ate or drank.

 Some of the symptoms of food poisoning can include:

  •  Abdominal pain
  • Appetite loss
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Weakness
  • Vomiting

 Food poisoning could affect one person but it could also affect a lot of people at the same time. It all depends on how many germs or toxins someone has consumed and their sensitivity to them.

When to call our home doctor for food poisoning in Fuengirola

 You should call our home doctor for food poisoning in Fuengirola if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Black, bloody, or tarry stools
  • Dehydration (sunken eyes, dizziness, dry mouth, little to no urination)
  • Diarrhoea if you're pregnant or you have an infant or newborn
  • Diarrhoea that lasts for more than 2 days if you're an adult, or 1 day in a child.
  • Fever of at least 102 ° F (38 ° C) in a child or adult, or a rectal temperature of 100.4 ° F (37 ° C) in a baby.
  • Flu-like symptoms if you're pregnant
  • Inability to keep liquids down without vomiting
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Severe diarrhoea
  • Severe gut pain
  • Severe vomiting
  • Tingling in the arms

If you or another person have some of the above symptoms please call our home doctor for food poisoning in Fuengirola at (+34) 952 66 72 11