Food poisoning and vomiting are closely associated with one another. While not all cases of food poisoning lead to vomiting, some do, and they can make you feel weak and listless for some time after the main symptoms have passed.
You can feel sick for some time before you start being sick. The exact nature of the symptoms you suffer from depends on which bacterium is involved. Some produce different symptoms to others, and can affect you far sooner than others as well.
The discomfort brought on by food poisoning and vomiting
You could be sick within an hour or so of eating the affected food. On the other hand, you may feel poorly for a few hours before you start being sick. Sometimes, it may be difficult to keep any water down while the worst of the illness is taking over. It is important to drink little and often though, to avoid becoming dehydrated.
Many people strain their stomach muscles when they are sick, despite trying their best not to. This can make you experience some discomfort for days afterwards, and you may not get your appetite back for a few days either. Some people are sick almost constantly for several hours, as the bacteria leaves the body. Others may not be affected as badly, but they will still go through a rough time until the worst of the sickness is over. Trying to get some sleep to recover from the illness is the best way to reserve the energy you do have, until you start feeling better.
Learning whether a compensation claim is warranted
If you eat at home and you get food poisoning, it may simply be because you didn’t take enough care in storing or handling the food you were cooking. However, if you eat out or bring home a takeaway, you would expect it to be safe to eat.
If this wasn’t the case for you, and you’ve had food poisoning and vomiting in the past three years, there may be a chance of claiming compensation. To find out more, call Accident Advice Helpline to get the expert answers you’re looking for. There are two numbers to use – 0800 689 0500 is the preferred number, as you can call free from a landline. However, if you can only use a mobile, please call us on 0333 500 0993 instead.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead