Preventing Food Poisoning In Toddlers

Food poisoning results from the presence of infectious causing germs like bacteria or fungi or toxic chemicals like heavy metals in food or water. Eating improperly cooked may also cause food poisoning. Food poisoning in toddlers can cause dysentery and severe dehydration, leading to a dangerous situation.

Symptoms like abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting are common signs of food poisoning. It is advisable that you consult a doctor for treating toddler food poisoning cases.

How to Avoid Food Poisoning in Toddlers

There are a few basic rules that you should follow in order to prevent.

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.food poisoningn Make sure that you wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating them rawa If you feed the toddler meats, make sure that it is very well cooked so that any harmful bacteria present in the flesh are completely destroyede It is best not to feed leftover food to toddlers, but if you do, make it a point to refrigerate it for future use and heat it again just before consumptiono You should also wash all your utensils thoroughly before and after cooking food in them to prevent the breeding of germsm Keep away pets from the kitchen as dander may cause food poisoningn In addition, keep an eye on the child so that he/she does not put dirty objects into her/his moutht

Also, make the child wash his/her hands properly with antibacterial soap and water before and after meals in order to cleanse away germs and traces of dirt and soil trapped in the nailsl

Besides these precautionary measures, you may follow a few measures at home in order to bring some relief from the symptomsm Apply a warm compress on the child's stomach to reduce the intensity of the stomach crampsp

You should also make the child drink fluids like water and raw coconut water at regular intervals in order to prevent dehydration and to soothe the digestive tractc Very mild, non-spicy vegetable soups may also be fed to the toddler to replenish the nutrients lost from the body as a result of diarrhea and vomitingn You should also make an oral rehydration solution at home by mixing the juice of fresh lemon and a teaspoon each of salt and sugar to glass of water and make the child drink this solution once every houru Over-the-counter ORS solutions are also useful in such casese Once the initial symptoms have subsided, the child may be given mashes potatoes, bananas, rice and cereals to eata

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