Most mild cases of food poisoning
are treated the same as stomach flu (gastroenteritis). If you have diarrhea or vomiting,
you may lose a lot of fluids (get dehydrated). The goal is to replace your lost fluids
and ease your symptoms. You may also be prescribed antinausea medicine to prevent
For some types of bacterial food poisoning, your health care provider may give you a medicine that fights bacteria (an antibiotic). Antibiotics don’t work on infections caused by a virus.
In severe cases you may need to be hospitalized.
Call your health care provider if you can’t keep fluids down. Also call if your symptoms don’t go away.