10 menus you should be careful of during the hot season, risking food poisoning

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28 Mar 2024

10 menus you should be careful of during the hot season, risking food poisoning

      Thailand is currently entering the hot season, where temperatures continuously rise. As a result, various types of diseases thrive, and food spoilage becomes easier than usual. These factors all contribute to the risk of food poisoning. To avoid suffering from severe diarrhea or frequent vomiting, it's essential to be cautious about food consumption.

Food poisoning: What are the symptoms?

      If you experience 1-2 of the following symptoms, suspect severe food poisoning:

  • Severe vomiting or abnormal bowel movements (more than 8-10 times a day)
  • Fever
  • Fatigue, weakness, cold extremities
  • Dark urine, reduced urine output, or no urination for more than 6 hours
  • Infants may have dry mouth, sunken eyes, crying without tears

Self-care tips for food poisoning symptoms:

  • Normally, it can resolve within 24-48 hours. Treat symptoms with electrolyte replacement and anti-nausea medication.
  • Avoid dairy, fruits, spicy, ripe, raw, and fermented foods.
  • Rest more, drink plenty of water, avoid strenuous activities such as exercising and heavy housework.
  • Antibiotics are not necessary. If symptoms worsen, seek medical attention promptly.

10 menu items to beware of during the upcoming hot season, as they pose a risk of food poisoning:

  • Raw or undercooked meat dishes
  • Spicy salads
  • Seafood dishes
  • Crab fried rice or crab fried noodles
  • Thai rice noodle
  • Vegetable salads
  • Foods or desserts containing coconut milk
  • Papaya salad
  • Chicken rice
  • Unclean ice

      When consuming these dishes, remember the principle of "cooked, hot, and clean." Consume freshly cooked food. If eating from containers, separate the rice from the rest and consume within 2 hours of preparation. If the food has abnormal appearance, taste, smell, or color, do not eat it. Before handling or consuming food, always wash your hands with soap and water.


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