Food poisoning symptoms can range from mild to severe, with over 250 different types. Bacteria, parasites, viruses, and toxins can all cause food-borne illnesses, but the most well-known ones are salmonella, e.coli, listeria, and norovirus (or stomach flu).
But could a food poisoning IV drip really help? At IV Vitamin Therapy, our medical doctors and registered nurses are highly trained and licensed to provide IV therapy for food poisoning. Our IV infusions are full of essential fluids, electrolytes, and medicine to quickly remedy a variety of conditions and illnesses. Each customized treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes and can be administered in the comfort of your home or hotel room – making this service especially helpful when a food-borne illness is preventing you from leaving your room.
What causes food poisoning?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 48 million Americans have food poisoning per year.
One of the most common food poisoning causes is eating food that has not been kept at the proper temperature. As a result, food poisoning is widespread at events and family gatherings. Correctly storing food items before eating will prevent harmful bacteria from growing on your burgers or potato salad.
Food poisoning culprits often include dairy products, undercooked or raw meat, and unwashed fruit and vegetables.
Common contaminants include:
- E. coli
- Giardia intestinalis
- Clostridium perfringens
Diagnosing can be difficult, especially for mild cases. Symptoms sometimes don’t appear until days after eating the contaminated food, making it hard to pinpoint the cause of your sudden sickness. If you suspect food poisoning, seek medical advice. Your doctor may order a blood test or stool sample to determine which (if any) bacteria or parasites are present in the body.
What are common food poisoning symptoms?
Symptoms of food poisoning can start within hours or sometimes days after consumption. There are numerous contaminants that each come with their own risks and symptoms. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a list of the most common contaminants with their incubation periods and symptoms. But some common symptoms include:
- upset stomach
- loss of appetite
- abdominal pain
Some people are more sensitive and will have more severe reactions; it may also depend on how much food is absorbed. While multiple people may eat the same infected food, they won’t all have the same symptoms (and some may get away with no illness at all).
Food poisoning, while very uncomfortable, generally only lasts a day or two for mild to moderate cases, while severe cases can last longer. The main cause of complications is usually dehydration from fluid loss. Calling your doctor is recommended for proper diagnosis and treatment, especially if symptoms persist longer than a few days.
Your custom IV drip can combat heartburn, acid reflux, and nausea as well as restore energy levels.
When should you go to the hospital for food poisoning?
Food poisoning can get severe and even fatal. Infection can spread quickly to your nervous system and is deadly for about 20% of infected individuals.
Usually, this occurs with the immune-compromised and people with weak immune systems – the young and old.
Severe signs of food poisoning include:
- Muscle cramps
- Loss of consciousness
- Swallowing difficulties
- Breathing issues
- Dizziness and balance problems
- Fever above 101 Fahrenheit
- Vision problems
- Dark urine
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea
If any of these symptoms occur, or if you feel like something is wrong, a trip to the emergency room may be necessary.
How can IV therapy drips help?
IV treatment is the fastest way to treat dehydration. The sooner you can get an IV therapy drip at the onset of symptoms, the better results you will receive.
If you’re wondering how to treat food poisoning, intravenous therapy is on the rise and can quickly alleviate symptoms. In addition, IV drips can be very efficient in providing your body with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes while bypassing the digestive system.
By going straight into the bloodstream, you can absorb nutrients effectively. IV hydration also gets saline solution right into your system, where your veins can carry the refreshing hydration to the cells that need it most.
The Myers’ Cocktail is a popular IV therapy vitamin treatment recommended for many ailments, including food poisoning. It is a mixture of vitamin C, B complex vitamins, magnesium, and calcium – all vitamins your body needs to fight off infection, function properly, and support your overall wellness.
Another benefit of IV therapy is the ability to include add-ons. Depending on your needs and health goals, other vitamins can be included in your food poisoning IV treatment. Including:
Antacid medication and anti-nausea medications can be added to your infusion. Your custom IV drip can combat heartburn, acid reflux, and nausea as well as restore energy levels.
Are IV drips worth it after food poisoning?
Fast food poisoning recovery is possible. While drinking water can help, IV fluids for food poisoning can provide the ultimate hydration. Rehydration is essential to healing. There are warning signs to watch out for if you become ill, and early treatment can help.
Unlike oral vitamin supplements, IV drips bypass the digestive system. This allows the nutrients to quickly get to your cells at full potency.
Why choose IV Vitamin Therapy when you have food poisoning?
IV Vitamin Therapy is located in an upscale boutique-style medical office. After consulting with a physician, you will be prescribed a single nutrient or a cocktail of nutrients depending on your health history and goals. IV infusions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes, and patients are conscious for the entire procedure. After the initial painless pinprick of a needle at the site of injection, the nutrients flow into the bloodstream.
Dr. David Nazarian is board certified in internal medicine and highly trained in the field of traditional and alternative medicine. He has been utilizing IV fluids and vitamin replacement therapies in conjunction with other treatment modalities to treat a variety of medical illnesses and conditions for over 10 years.
Our medical office follows strict guidelines and standards to ensure each patient receives the highest quality sterile vitamins compounded from the best pharmacies only. Our IV drip clinic utilizes only the very best vitamins purchased only from the best pharmacies and thus ensures that it has gone through a set of sterile processes, and quality assurances that meet our highest standards.
We are confident that if you have received IV vitamin treatments in the past at other places you will recognize the difference between our vitamins, our facility, and our practice.
Where can I get IV hydration therapy near me?
Busy? Our mobile IV therapy will come to you. Many of our clients who prefer to receive injections in the privacy of a home, hotel room, or office can choose our popular concierge house call service for mobile IV.
IV Vitamin Therapy is conveniently located in Beverly Hills and can provide IV services come to your home, hotel room, or office throughout the Los Angeles area. We serve patients near Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Encino, Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Orange County, Winnetka, Universal City, Silverlake, Echo Park, and many more.
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