Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating contaminated food. There are many forms of food poisoning ranging from mild stomach problems to potentially life threatening illness. It is very important to take steps to prevent this illness whilst on holiday. This includes avoiding food that has been:
- Not cooked thoroughly
- Re-heated incorrectly
- Not prepared hygienically
- Not stored at the correct temperature
- Left open to pests such as insects, birds and vermin.
The symptoms of food poisoning often begin a couple of days after eating contaminated food, however they can also begin hours or even weeks later.
Symptoms can include:
- Abdominal Pain
- Loss of Appetite
- Raised Temperature
- Muscle Aches
If you have experienced any of these symptoms whilst on an all-inclusive holiday, you should first of all drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and get plenty of rest. Oral rehydration solutions are usually available from local pharmacies.
Avoiding alcohol, caffeine, fizzy drinks and spicy or fatty foods is important as these will only increase your discomfort.
In the unfortunate event that you do become ill, Sick Holiday advises that you seek medical attention whilst in the resort as this will greatly increase your chances of making an eligible claim for your discomfort upon your return.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday, get in touch with a member of our team now. We have over 10 years of industry experience and will be more than happy to guide you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday, plus any additional compensation you may be owed.