Types of Illness & Food Poisoning

Food poisoning can develop very rapidly. This can range from hour to a matter of weeks. The rate at which you develop symptoms will depend on the infection and your general health.

Typical symptoms of food poisoning include:

  • Mild or severe diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aching muscles and joints
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness and confusion
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Rigors
  • Hot and cold chills
  • Stiffness of joins and neck
  • Extreme sesitivity to sunlight

Food poisoning can also lead to more serious secondary conditions. These can include such as an

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Bacteria and Infections

Most types of food poisoning while on holiday is caused by poor food hygiene and cooking practices. The resulting sickness can be from

  • Salmonella
  • Ecoli
  • Campylobacter
  • Dysentery/Shigella
  • Cryptosporidium

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