Food Poisoning

I ate chicken at a barbecue and when I got home I had stomach cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting. This lasted about four days. I saw my GP, who said it was food poisoning. I’m feeling better now, but I still get the occasional bout of cramps and gas. Are the bugs still in my system? What can I do to get it cleared up?

You don’t say how long ago you had the food poisoning but it’s highly unlikely that the bugs are still around. The more likely explanation is that when you had the diarrhoea, you not only pooed out the bad bugs but that you also lost some of the good bugs that live in our gut all the time and help us digest our food. I’m sure all this will settle quickly but you nay find it helpful to take a probiotic every day to replenish your stores of good bacteria.