Do you know if you’ve had h. pylori food poisoning? Most people can identify a case of food poisoning, although it is easy to get it confused with stomach flu. However, while the broad range of symptoms for food poisoning are much the same, different types of bacteria can bring different symptoms. When it comes to h. pylori food poisoning, though, the condition is different to many other forms of food poisoning.
These bacteria can inflame the stomach and lead to ulcers forming. You may feel bloated and sick, and you could feel discomfort in your stomach as well. It’s possible to have the bacteria present and not experience any symptoms, but you might also suffer more serious symptoms that include the chance of vomiting blood. If you experience this, a visit to your GP is in order.
How do you get h. pylori food poisoning?
You can get h. pylori food poisoning from contaminated food. It tends to be passed from person to person through poor hygiene, so even if food is prepared, stored and cooked properly, it only takes an infected person to handle it without gloves or washing their hands to contaminate the food and thus pass it on.
The sooner you are treated for this infection, the better the prognosis is. Most people do recover but they do require several treatments given at the same time to completely eradicate the condition. Good hygiene can prevent spread of the infection as well.
Our advisors are standing by to provide no-obligation advice
Every day, our advisors field hundreds of calls from people wanting to know more about getting compensation after eating food that should not have been served to them. Food poisoning isn’t always about being ill for a day or two and then getting better. Sometimes, it can leave you with permanent digestive problems.
Whatever you ate and wherever you were served the food, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 to see if enough evidence exists to make a claim against the offending party. If you can only ring via a mobile, call 0333 500 0993 instead to speak with a trained advisor. We know how important it is to get proper legal advice in this situation, and when you’ve had h. pylori food poisoning, it’s good to know we are here to help wherever we can.
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead