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Beware of food poisoning

Higher temperatures mean that food spoils more easily, leading to the occurrence of food poisoning, seen especially in children.

Food that should be stored cold, even if transported in coolers, require more care and supervision: eggs, yogurt, milk, seafood meals, or raw food. For the beach, it is better to take bread, biscuits, fruit (preferably still with the skin), and dry food, which should, however, be protected from the sun.

Often, those responsible for food poisoning are bacteria (in the case of eggs and egg products, fish, meat, and shellfish); the parasites in relation to water contamination and toxins (bacteria that do not act directly on them, but on the toxins they produce, in the case of spoiled or expired canned goods).

Despite this variety, symptoms are usually common: abdominal pain, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea, and in some situations, fever may also appear.

At this point, increased hydration is essential and, in addition to a light and fractioned diet, fat should be avoided.

However, if the symptoms do not subside after two days, a medical consultation should be sought, especially for children up to the 1st year of life, who present prostration, dry tongue or sunken eyes.

 

24, August 2020