The typical symptoms of food poisoning is vomiting and diarrhea at the same time. Unpleasant as this is, it is a natural purging of something that is upsetting your body badly. It needs to come out.
If you take a medication that stops the vomiting and diarrhea, then the pathogen has successfully gained entry into your body and you are likely to notice a drop in your overall health.
Your body, your immune system is constantly attempting to keep you healthy. A violent attack of something like food poisoning (or fever) shows two things.
- that something serious is trying to get into your body
- that you have a healthy immune system
Imagine someone who was not robust. How would their body react in these situations? Would it have the energy to deal with the pathogen in such a firm way?
Let’s say you do react violently for a short period to something that shouldn’t be in your body, and are successful in throwing out whatever it was. Then consider yourself pretty healthy, with a good immune system.
As an analogy, let’s look at a hunted prey animal. A healthy prey animal is on the alert all the time, for danger. They will react very rapidly if they have the tiniest suspicion they are under attack. But if the hunter is successful, then the chances are that the prey animal was unhealthy in some way.
Having said all that, you probably still don’t want to endure the effects of food poisoning, which can go on for a few hours. Vomiting and having diarrhea at the same time is little fun.
And you need to be aware of the possibility of dehydration. This is unlikely to be a problem in a healthy person, who can pick up quickly afterwards. But it may pose a problem for an unhealthy person, whose problems go on for an extended period of time and they find it difficult to bounce back afterwards.
But you can take a homeopathic medicine to help you. Homeopathy doesn’t stop the symptoms. It doesn’t suppress the symptoms. It doesn’t work like that. What it does do is to assist your body in what it is already trying to do – throw out the offender.
The most effective homeopathic medicine which will help you at this time is Arsenicum album.
It’s a bit like having your cake and eating it.
Arsenicum album is found in all good home prescribing homeopathic kits. It has many uses and is one of the most useful medicines in the kit, not least for food poisoning.