Food Poisoning in Children: How to Treat it

Learn to recognise the symptoms of food poisoning in your child, so you can better look after your little one.

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What Causes Food Poisoning?

Is your child vomiting? It could be because they are suffering from food poisoning. But what causes food poisoning in children? 

When food has gone bad, it becomes a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and toxins which, not surprisingly, can cause considerable discomfort in your child’s stomach. This discomfort comes in part from the toxins, which can cause gut inflammation.

Symptoms of Food Poisoning

A common symptom of food poisoning in children is abdominal cramps. They may also suffer nausea, diarrhoea, dehydration, chills and fever.

Read more about diarrhoea in children here.

Treatment for Food Poisoning in Your Child

Make sure they drink plenty of fluids. Hydrating with plenty of fluids should help purge toxins from your child’s body. 

It is also important to make sure your child gets enough rest, as food poisoning can be especially draining for a child’s health. 

If treatment isn’t working, seek medical advice immediately. 



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