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Immediate Home Remedy for Foodborne Diseases This Halloween

Trick or Treating and Halloween parties are really fun. Everyone probably agrees that this is the time of the year that allows people to go and be as wacky, funny or scary as they want.

Trick-or-treating is a fun activity, but it can potentially bring some serious health issues

Before heading out with the kids or sending them off on their own, remind them how important it is to be aware of the treats they are receiving.

Anyone can get a foodborne disease which occurs after consuming contaminated foods. Certain foods such as raw foods, salad bars, junk food, seafood, street food and under-cooked meat have been identified as causes of foodborne diseases.  In fact, foodborne illness affects millions of people every year.

If you are experiencing the symptoms like frequent vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramping, fever and dehydration, the most probable explanations is that food-borne illness or food poisoning has already affected you.  Symptoms can show up within three to thirty-six hours after eating contaminated food.

Now, you can forget the collected sweets as we try to enumerate the following warnings and solutions. You should keep these things in mind to get rid any type of foodborne diseases and at the same time keep everything and everyone safe.

Home Remedies For Food Borne Diseases

Foodborne diseases can be easily treated with simple and effective home remedies unless there are severe vomiting and diarrhea accompanied by blood in stool or urine, the problem with breathing, intense pain, and skin rashes.

Water and Fluids

It is necessary to keep the body hydrated as the body loses more water through vomiting and diarrhea when you suffer from foodborne illnesses. Water content also helps to get rid the toxins and bacteria from your body helping it to recover faster. Take proper rest and drink lots of fluids. Drinking fluids will replace the minerals you have lost.

Organic Teas

Along with rehydrating, some herbal teas are very helpful in settling the nauseated stomach. Ginger tea or ginger extract mixed with lemon juice can help control nausea. Peppermint tea, chamomile, blackberry and raspberry teas are some effective options that can soothe and calm the stomach by minimizing the cramps and neutralizing the effect of poison.


Apple cider vinegar is a popular remedy for foodborne diseases. This is an effective remedy because vinegar is alkaline in nature and as result, can soothe the gastrointestinal lining and can disinfect the stomach by making the environment inhospitable for the bacteria to breed, which makes the recovery process be faster.

Herbs and Spices

Basil leaves are considered to be another good home remedy for foodborne stomach ache. Drinking the juice of few basil leaves after extracting the leaves and adding 1tbsp honey will soothe the stomach pain and inflammation and reduce vomiting.

Taking a tablespoon of honey mixed with a few drops of ginger juice can help reduce pain and inflammation.

Activated Charcoal

This is probably the most popular and effective remedy for foodborne illnesses. They are available in drug stores in the form of tablets. This remedy helps in absorbing the bacteria and throwing them out of your body.

Over the counter medicines stop vomiting, diarrhea and cramps but do not address the root cause of the problem. Home remedies allow your body to get rid of toxins by letting it do its work without interfering with the healing process.

Hence, FDA also has some safety tips for those who have attended some crazy Halloween parties:

Don’t spoil the fun kids might have this Halloween just because your food isn’t prepared or handled properly.

  • Unpasteurized juices – like raw apple cider – are at higher risk for containing foodborne pathogens. Look for the warning label to identify juice that hasn’t been pasteurized or processed, especially packaged juice products made on site. If unsure, always ask if the juice has been pasteurized or not. Normally, juice in boxes, bottles or cans from your grocer’s frozen food case, refrigerated section, or shelf, has been pasteurized.
  • Before bobbing for apples, you can help reduce bacteria levels on the surface by thoroughly rinsing the apples under cool running water and using a produce brush to remove surface dirt.

“You should also be sure to use potable water and a clean, food-grade container for the game,” said Abigail Snyder, an assistant professor and food safety field specialist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. “To reduce the risk of spreading foodborne illnesses even further, consider an alternative game other than bobbing for apples for your Halloween party.”

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