Food poisoning is far from pleasant for anyone who suffers it. A child may experience their first bout of food poisoning and be very upset by the experience, not to mention feeling very ill as anyone would in these circumstances.
Children do bounce back very quickly but while the food poisoning takes hold they will require time off school and be able to do very little.
The important thing is to look after your child while they suffer through the worst of the symptoms. Encourage them to drink plain water little and often rather than in big gulps, in case it makes them sick. By drinking little and often it is possible to prevent them from becoming dehydrated.
What causes food poisoning in children?
Food poisoning in children can be caused in a number of ways. Most often it will be derived from eating something substandard that is contaminated in some way, but the method by which the food is provided will be the varying factor.
For example there is the potential for a school canteen to serve contaminated food if the canteen or staff members do not follow health and safety and food safety rules and regulations. In other cases eating out at restaurants or enjoying a takeaway could also potentially present such symptoms.
Accident Advice Helpline has been able to fight cases that have been caused by circumstances such as this. In every instance it is important to consider whether proof exists of some form of negligence being responsible for food poisoning in children.
Helping your child recover
It might take a while for your child to fully recover their appetite, even if they can start eating again and they can keep things down.
However after a day or two they will usually become very hungry and probably demand a large meal to satiate their appetite! This is a good sign and they should be properly back to normal after this.
However there is still the question of wondering whether a compensation claim might meet with a successful outcome. Why not call Accident Advice Helpline to determine the answer?
Our number is free to call on 0800 689 0500 and it could mean there is a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim in the near future if negligence can indeed be proven in your case. Help your child win compensation today.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen