Anyone can fall victim to food poisoning, which can cause diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, pain and/or stomach cramps. Since even keeping fluids down can be challenging, it is not uncommon for the symptoms associated with food poisoning to lead to dehydration. Whereas, initially, dehydration may not sound like a serious condition, it can be.
Some of the symptoms associated with dehydration include:
- A rapid heartbeat and/or Rapid breathing
- A dry mouth
- Decreased urine output and/or Dark-colored urine
- Increased thirst
- Dry skin
If you think you have food poisoning, seek medical care right away at your DuPage Immediate Care Center. There is no need to make an appointment, just walk in and we will take steps to address your dehydration or decrease your risk of becoming dehydrated by administering fluids through an IV. For emergencies call Food Poisoning Control: 800-822-1222
'Hydration Therapy' for Dehydration
Using intravenous therapy (IV), we can deliver a solution of water and dextrose directly into your vein: This type of IV treatment is referred to as ‘hydration therapy. When IV hydration therapy is used instead of oral rehydration (just drinking fluids), the digestive system is bypassed and your body is rehydrated quicker.
If your symptoms persist for 48 hours, Please call 9-1-1.