Summer is a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather and celebrate the moment with a barbecue or cookout. Though the food and the weather may be excellent, summer is the most common time for food poisoning to occur.

The hot and humid weather causes bacteria in food to multiply faster making food spoil quicker than any other season. Both eating and preparing food is extremely difficult outside as there is usually no access to immediate refrigeration or proper sanitation

Symptoms of Food Poisoning:

  • Cramps in the abdomen
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Weakness of the muscles
  • Dryness of the mouth
  • Partial loss of speech and/or vision

If you have any of these symptoms listed above for 2 or more days you should immediately contact your primary physician. If they are unavailable AFC Urgent Care would be happy to help provide proper treatment for your food poisoning. If you have signs of botulism (loss of vision or speech, weakness of muscles, paralysis in the muscles) you should call 911 immediately.