I’ve got food poisoning
Always keep raw poultry and ready-toeat food separate, thoroughly wash hands, use a meat thermometer to make sure meat is properly cooked and use up leftover turkey within three days. Mild cases of gastroenteritis are best treated by eating a light diet (eg, Bio yogurt, thin soup) but avoid fruit and dairy products as these can make symptoms worse. Drink lots of fluids to avoid dehydration. An electrolyte solution (available from chemists) will help restore body salts, and a probiotic supplement will help replenish the bowel with protective bacteria. Ask a pharmacist about using anti-diarrhoea medications, such as loperamide. If symptoms are more severe, or last longer than a day or two, seek medical advice, so that the cause may be found and treatment given, if necessary. If a baby or infant develops diarrhoea, tell your GP as they can become quickly dehydrated.