Remedies for Food Poisoning (and other stomach bugs)

Probiotics - just one item in my gastro-stopping arsenal.
Probiotics – just one item in my gastro-stopping arsenal. Image Credit

The last few days have been mighty interesting for the Squirrel household. We’ve had a dear friend from interstate stay with us the past week (great), gone for a weekend camping trip in the Riverland (also great)… and picked up food poisoning on the way home (not so great).

Luckily it’s been a milder bug than times past – we “just” had horrible nausea and belching, followed by diarrhoea a day later. Regardless, I thought it prudent to go over our first aid supplies and stomach bug remedies. Here’s a rundown of all the tactics I currently have in my stop-gastro-now arsenal. Continue reading “Remedies for Food Poisoning (and other stomach bugs)”

My battle with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (or, Getting Glutened Sucks)

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My extremities looked much like this for several hellish, painful days.

We’ve just gotten back from a three-week vacation in Queensland, visiting my family. We had a great time catching up and letting Chipmunk meet this batch of relatives for the first time. Well, it was MOSTLY a great time. I managed to get rather thoroughly glutened three days into our trip, which gave me my usual foggy brain and urgly blurghy stomach for the next 24 hours or so. Then things took a rather nasty turn for the worse. Continue reading “My battle with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (or, Getting Glutened Sucks)”