Will food poisoning during pregnancy affect my baby?

Hi, I am 2 months pregnant, It seems I have got food poisoning, as I am feeling churns in my stomach and also having 5-6 loose motions in day. These symptoms started today. What should I do? How will food poisoning during pregnancy affect my baby?

 

Will food poisoning during pregnancy affect my baby?
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Obstetrics & Gynae

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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Gastroenteritis can harm you and your pregnancy if it is an infection and not treated or leads to dehydration.
    Take plenty of fluids orally along with ORS preparations. Some antispasmodic can be taken for relief.
    You can also take Probiotics, curd and take frequent diet. If does not get controlled or you develop fever it is infection for which you might need antibiotics. So, don't ignore and visit your doctor for advice.
    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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