Treatments for both the conditions involve preventing the body from getting dehydrated. Administer plenty of fluids and take rest. Medications usually aim to treat the symptoms, although diarrhoea is a natural defensive mechanism for the body to eliminate the bacteria. The risk of dehydration should be reduced.
The diagnosis is difficult and doctors will usually prefer to conduct further microbiological tests for confirmation only in severe cases. The best way to find the possible reason as food poisoning is to observe the occurrence of similar symptoms in people who have consumed the same food sample
The terms are misunderstood since the symptoms do not differ much. In either case, the body’s immune responses fight in the same way. Hence the same sort of medicines will help in treatment. However since the severity can never be predicted it is wise to get the proper medical care without delay. If the symptoms get severe, then it is better to narrow down to the causative agent and administers drugs targeted for the microbe. Taking plenty of fluids may help most patients to recover within 24 hours but the fatigue may prevail for a couple of days. Fortified food and drinks which supply nutrition are extremely good to keep the body well hydrated.
Flu symptoms with neck and back pain and muscles aches can have several different causes. Learn more about what these symptoms could mean.
While these symptoms may just be a case of seasonal influenza, it can also be caused by other illnesses. Isolating some of the possible problems requires knowing more about the causes of the flu-like symptoms.
Cat scratch disease spread to humans through the cat’s claws. The disease is caused by a bacteria, Bartonella henselae. Cat scratch disease begins with mild flu-like symptoms, such as fever and fatigue. Neck pain occurs due to lymph node swelling. Muscle aches and back pain are part of the overall malaise caused as the body fights the bacteria. Doctors identify cat scratch disease through a special test to identify the bacteria. A lymph node biopsy helps with diagnosis.
West Nile virus has been in the United Stated since 1999. Mosquitoes transfer the virus to people after biting infected birds. Once infected, the person shows symptoms similar to the flu, such as headache, nausea, sore throat and a lack of appetite. Other symptoms of West Nile virus include back pain, muscle aches and a stiff neck. Usually the symptoms last for no more than a week, though in some people meningitis may occur. The virus can be identified through antibodies present in blood tests.
Spread by ticks, Lyme disease can cause flu symptoms with neck and back pain and muscle aches. It begins with a rash near the tick bite site. The infected person will develop symptoms such as swollen lymph nodes, headaches and fever. The person may experience back pain due to chronic arthritis caused by the disease, along with a stiff neck. Doctors diagnose Lyme disease with a blood test and treat it with antibiotics.
Swine flu, or H1N1, is a type of influenza, but the symptoms may be more severe than the typical seasonal flu. Symptoms of swine flu include muscle aches, joint pain and tender lymph nodes, all of which can cause neck and back pain. General flu symptoms such as a sore throat are also present. Individuals with medical conditions, like diabetes, asthma or cancer, can become very ill from swine flu. Medical professionals can test for H1N1 and treat it with antiviral medications.
Any time you experience flu-like symptoms, along with more severe symptoms like neck pain, you should seek medical care. Tests can isolate what causes the symptoms and what treatment path to take. Waiting to get treatment can cause long-lasting problems in some cases.
Learn how to identify your headache. Is it part of your head cold symptoms or something else?
Along with other common cold or flu symptoms — runny and stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, chills, and fever — you may have a headache. In a clinical trial that evaluated patients with upper airway cold symptoms, more than 60 percent experienced headache as part of their head cold.
Beginning in early 2015, the H5N2 subtype was found in poultry and wild birds in the Midwest and Southeast. The role of wild birds in the introduction and movement of the H5N2 subtype in to these new regions is unclear as the timing of these findings is poorly associated with known wild bird movements at that time, given that the first cases in domestic turkeys in Minnesota occurred at the end of winter, proceeding the arrival of migratory birds from the southern U.S. As of October 6, 2015, 48 million poultry have died or been euthanized as a result of HPAI outbreaks, and the last detection occurred on June 17, 2015. A total of 85 cases of HPAI have been reported in wild birds. The last detection was on July 31, 2015.
Up-to-date listings of HPAI cases can be found at the following locations:
Wild Birds (pdf, USDA-APHIS site)
The novel H5N1 HPAIV that was found in a green-winged teal in Washington is not the same as the Asian H5N1 strain that can infect people and has been the news for several years. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the strains of Eurasian/North American HPAI currently in the US are of low risk to human health.
Aquatic birds, especially ducks, shore birds and gulls are considered natural reservoirs for avian influenza viruses. The novel HPAI strains so far are not killing wild waterfowl. However, domestic poultry exposed to these novel virus strains become very ill and most quickly die. In some poultry the only sign of the disease is sudden death. In most infected domestic flocks. The numbers of sick and dying birds increases rapidly over several days. HPAI is devastating to the US poultry industry through production and bird losses, and through the loss of export markets. USDA, State Agriculture and Departments of Natural Resources, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and other agencies are working together to find infected poultry and stop the spread of disease and to educate producers and hunters
How does it spread?
The virus is spread through contact with fecal droppings, saliva and nasal discharges of infected birds. One gram of infected feces contains enough virus to infect one million additional birds. Unlike LPAI, HPAI causes a systemic infection in the bird, spreading the virus to meat and eggs. The virus can survive in dead birds, especially if they are kept cool, for a few days. HPAI also survives in cold, moist environments and tolerates freezing - virus frozen in contaminated ponds can infect birds when the ice melts.
The novel HPAI viruses currently in the US are of little risk to people, and are killed in food by using proper cooking methods and temperatures. Cook game bird meat thoroughly; poultry should reach an internal temperature of 165°F to kill disease organisms and parasites.
What should hunters do to prevent spreading the disease?
Because HPAI can spread from bird carcasses, hunters should take extra precautions so they don't bring the virus home to their own or their neighbors' poultry. In the Pacific flyway, captive falcons became ill and many died after being fed infected wild ducks. Hunters should:
- Dress your game birds in the field whenever possible.
- If you must dress birds at home, clean them in an area your poultry and pet birds cannot access. Ideally, there would be a solid barrier between your game cleaning area and where your birds are housed.
- Keep a separate pair of shoes to wear only in your game cleaning area. If this is not possible, wear rubber footwear and clean/disinfect your shoes before entering or leaving the area.
- Use dedicated tools for cleaning game, whether in the field or at home. Do not use those tools around your poultry or pet birds.
- Always wear rubber gloves when cleaning game.
- Double bag the offal and feathers. Tie the inner bag, and be sure to take off your rubber gloves and leave them in the outer bag before tying it closed.
- Place the bag in a trash can that poultry and pet birds cannot access. This trash can should also be secure against access by children, pets, or other animals.
- Wash hands with soap and water immediately after handling game. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol wipes.
- Wash all tools and work surfaces with soap and water. Then, disinfect them following the disinfectant's labeling. Make sure the disinfectant you use is labeled as effective against flu viruses.
- Bird Flu - Guidance for Hunters (USDA, pdf, 100kb)
Hunter Wallet Card (USDA, pdf, 75kb)
What's being done to prevent its spread?
Federal and state wildlife agencies are conducting continent-wide wild bird and habitat surveillance for HPAI. Surveillance for wild birds is focused on wetland species such as waterfowl, gulls, and shorebirds and includes testing live-trapped birds, hunter-harvested waterfowl, and mortality events.
He also had little time to prepare lunch, so he got in the habit of eating a quart of fruit flavored yogurt for lunch every day.
When the summer came, Larry decided to kick his coffee and marijuana habits. The hot weather was also making him feel uncomfortable eating dairy products, so he gave up his daily yogurt. He had been suffering from sore throats and nasal congestion, and he changed over to a diet of raw fruits and vegetables to allow his body to cleanse itself.
The first day of his new diet Larry felt pretty good. He had distilled water for breakfast instead of the usual two cups of coffee and ate fresh fruits for lunch. He had a salad for supper and went to bed early to get plenty of rest. The next morning he woke up feeling miserable. He had a sharp headache that raced up his neck behind his ears. He could hardly breathe. His sinuses were clogged shut. He felt worse than he had in weeks.
The headache stayed all day and into the next day. Now he noticed he had developed a hacking cough that convulsed him. He started spitting up hardened balls of mucus from this lungs.
The third day his nose was continually draining. As fast as he could blow it, his nose would clog back up. All the time, his headache had never left him, even when he tried to sleep.
By the fourth day, the headache had subsided a little.
His cough had worsened, however, and now pieces of hardened gray material were being expelled from his lungs.
“I can’t stand it!” he thought, “Why am I feeling so miserable as soon as I gave up my bad habits?”
Why indeed? First, Larry’s headache is a symptom of caffeine withdrawal. Coffee, tea, cola drinks, and other caffeine-containing substances are addictive poisons. When a person drops his caffeine habit, changes occur in the vascular and nervous systems. These changes occur as the body tries to renormalize itself and eliminate the poisons. Headaches often accompany caffeine
withdrawal, and some people who give up their coffee habit may experience edginess and irritability for a few days.
Larry’s clogged nose and sinuses were related to the consumption of dairy products. Mucus buildup occurs when milk is consumed. After such foods are eliminated, sinus drainage may occur for two weeks or more. The elimination of old mucus is a healthy sign for such deposits may become the breeding places for many diseases.
The coughing and spitting of hardened phlegm resulted from the cleansing of the lungs of the tar deposits which had been caused by smoking. Smokers lungs are often crusted black with tar and chemical deposits. When smoking is stopped, the lungs try to cleanse themselves and the old deposits are expelled by coughing. This is why a cough should never be suppressed. Coughing is one method that the body has of expelling toxic wastes from the system.
After about two weeks, Larry started to feel better than ever. He had plenty of energy without his coffee. His nose, throat, and lungs felt so much cleaner that he had no desire to smoke or eat dairy products. He had suffered for awhile, but now he was reaping the rewards of improved health.
Everybody is a walking time bomb. Each person carries within him the seeds for disease and illness. These seeds are the environmental and dietary toxins that may be stored within the body and which may spring full force into a debilitating disease.
What are some of these toxins, and where do they come from? How can we get rid of them? What symptoms can we expect when they start to leave the body?
If you’re dog is unlucky enough to get parvo and you get to the vet in time, this post will give you a little bit of what to expect.
Honestly, there’s not much they can do. The true danger of parvo is dehydration and malnutrition, so that’s what the vet will focus on. Mostly the dog will be pumped with IV fluids containing vitamins, sugar, and potassium. This can be done at home, if you’re up for it, but most of the time hospitalization is required.
In some cases, the vet may also inject your dog with some sort of anti-nausea medication to help prevent anymore regurgitation.
Once a dog can finally begin keeping his food and fluids down, IV’s are gradually reduced. Very bland food is offered. Many times, a vet will also administer antibiotics to help ward off secondary infection, because the dog’s immune system will be severely weak from the experience.
Some anecdotal reports claim that Tamiflu reduces parvo’s severity and can aid in faster recovery if given early enough. Also, a substance produced by silkworm larvae has been shown to be effective, but research is still preliminary.
There are also natural remedies that many people have had success with, such as Parvo-K. We’ve seen far too many testimonials to ignore it, and so we’re offering it here on the site for a discounted price. Buy Parvo-K here.
As always, your first resort should be to get your dog to a veterinarian ASAP. If you can’t afford that, however, Parvo-K might be a suitable alternative.
Dog parvo prevention is really the same as rabies prevention; you just have to make sure your dog has all of their necessary vaccinations.
Vaccinations should start after the puppy is 6 to 8 weeks old. Up until that point, a puppy is typically protected against most sicknesses because its mother’s anti-bodies are still flowing through it’s blood. But now it has to build up its own system of protection.
The initial shot is followed by booster shots in the following weeks, followed by a yearly one after that to keep the protection up. Unless your dog is of a particularly susceptible breed, it’s probably safe to discontinue the booster shots after a few years.
As always, talk to your vet to get your dog on an appropriate vaccination schedule to minimize the risks of this deadly virus.
For a 100% natural prevention method that will help maintain a healthy digestive system and fluid balance in dogs and puppies, which are some of the things parvo attacks, try Parvo-K.
Dog Parvo Intestinal Infection Causes and Symptoms
The intestinal form of dog parvo is the most common form. It’s contracted orally through infected feces, soil, etc.
After ingestion, the lymphatic system serves as the replicating point for the virus, particularly around the throat. The bloodstream is then infected, and the virus begins attacking other lymphatic cells, the intestines, and bone marrow.
6 weeks (ish) without aspartame. I feel better in myself but in the UK I’m struggling to find an alternative to drink. Diet coke has no calories. We now have a Coke Life here and that’s natural sweeteners but at 89 calories per can it’s not helping my diet. I don’t drink tea or coffee so my only alternative so far is water. Can’t add any flavourings as they all seem to have Aspartame. I’ve tried a few other drinks but I LIKE Coke. So many drinks have artificial sweeteners (Aspartame). I eat more fruit but that’s also more calories. Does anyone drink something else that I could get in the UK plse? Good luck to all going through detox. It’s hard work but definitely worth it. Love and hugs xxx
Do you like fruity drinks? I am working on quitting Diet DP – been a week now!
I’m drinking naturally sweetened energy drinks – 13 calories per drink. Let me know if you are interested and I can send you the info.
Yes very interested. Please let me know. Thanks in advance
Regards Dawn 🙂 xx
Try True Lemon if available in UK. You can order online if not in your area but I’m not sure about the UK. It is 100% natural crystallized lemon that comes in little packets. I put a True Lemon and True Grapefruit in my water and I’m not as bored with it. I’m on week 6 of no aspartame and no caffeine. Still having issues but I’m hoping it gets better.
I have drank diet coke for yrs’i dont smoke or drink alchol so a diet coke was my stress reliever.i decided to quit 3 wks ago weaning myself off,wk 1 down to 2 bottles a day’headaches’joint pain,feeling sick and so depressed an irritable.wk 2 went down to 1 bottle.A constant muggy headache and mood swings.No energy and couldnt be bothered to do anything.wk 3 no d coke for 3 days,My head feels ready to explode,just shoot me now!Maybe cold turkey would have been quicker.Determined to carry on but hope start to feel human again soon!
I drank Pepsi Max nearly every day for 4 years I decided last Thursday that enough was enough.
I knew this wasn’t going to be easy but I have never felt so bad in all my life I would rather have a hangover!
Lethargic (I slept nearly all weekend)
Lack of concentration
I’ve been drinking coconut water which has helped with the headaches and makes me feel better…I’m determined not to give up and have this nasty chemical out of my body for good!
I check everything now for Aspartame, even Robinsons has it in.
My friends laughed when I told them about my addiction and now they’ve seen how ill I’ve been they’re not laughing anymore!!
Sounds exactly what I was going through but with MSG product..these two are giving us diseases.
Aspartame withdrawal day 3 for me. I only used it in tea and coffee drinking about 5/6 cups a day. Today I am feeling very angry and frustrated and I have a headache and slight blurred vision. Thinking I should of slowly weaned myself off instead of suddenly stopping.