Health Tip: If Your Child Develops Food Poisoning
(HealthDay News) -- If your child develops a bad case of food poisoning, it can take a few days of TLC before he feels better.
The Nemours Foundation offers these tips for the parents of a child with food poisoning:
Encourage lots of rest.
Offer plenty of fluids to help prevent dehydration. Electrolyte solutions and most beverages are fine, but avoid caffeine or milk.
Have your child take frequent but small sips of fluids.
Skip dairy products and solid foods until any diarrhea has subsided.
Don't give the child any over-the-counter anti-diarrheal medications. Such medicines can actually prolong symptoms.
Once major symptoms subside, offer small amounts of low-fat, bland foods for several days.
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