While food poisoning and a stomach bug can share some of the same symptoms — such as vomiting and diarrhea — they are two separate conditions. Food poisoning is caused by contaminated food, while a stomach bug, which is also referred to as viral gastroenteritis, is caused by a viral infection.
So, if you are wondering which one you have, here are a few differences between the two and some tips on how you can find relief from your symptoms.
Food poisoning is caused by consuming food that is either contaminated, spoiled or unhygienically prepared. Symptoms of food poisoning include:
If severe, symptoms can also include:
Typically, a stomach virus is caused by either being around a surface contaminated with, or someone who is infected by, the virus. Symptoms of a stomach virus include:
Keep in mind that if someone does have a stomach virus, they are contagious right when they first start experiencing symptoms as well as a few days after they recover.
Whether you are dealing with food poisoning or a stomach bug, there are a few ways you can manage your symptoms and find relief. Here are a few tips:
Here at Rocky Mountain IV Medics, we offer IV treatments to help you alleviate food poisoning or stomach bug symptoms. A member of our team of paramedics will come out to your home, hotel room or office within a 20-mile radius around Denver and provide you with the hydration and nutrients you need to soothe your stomach and rehydrate.
We recommend our Myers’ Cocktail, which contains:
If you are dealing with food poisoning or stomach bug symptoms, one of our paramedics here at Rocky Mountain IV Medics can come out within the same hour you call. After assessing your symptoms and vital signs, we’ll recommend an IV for your stomach ache or nausea.
If you are ready to receive the rehydration, relief and care you deserve, schedule your in-home IV therapy today.