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Health Tip: If You Get Food Poisoning

Let your doctor know quickly, especially if you're pregnant
(HealthDay News) -- If you get food poisoning -- especially during pregnancy -- it's important to let your doctor know promptly.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers this advice:
Know the symptoms of food-borne illness, which may mimic the flu, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever. Contact your doctor immediately if you have symptoms. Follow any treatment plan recommended by your doctor. Wrap up the suspected food, label it "danger" and freeze it so it can be examined. Save cans, cartons or any other packaging from the food, even if it's identical to the food that made you sick. Write down a list of all recent foods you've eaten. Contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture if you believe you ate contaminated meat, poultry or eggs. Contact your local health department if you believe you ate contaminated food at a local restaurant.
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