There are very helpful tidbits about the treatment of food poisoning scattered around on a few threads, but since I've got more than a little experience with the subject I thought a consolidated thread about food poisoning treatment might be useful to somebody in distress. If you've ever experienced a bad case of food poisoning you understand that distress, and understand how terrible it would be to have in a survival situation. If you haven't, it's a blast! Imagine explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting at the same time, along with cramps, and a headache! Bad enough under the best conditions. With limited clean water, challenging sanitation, restricted living conditions (fallout shelter) and the need to maintain your strength just to survive, food poisoning could kill you, and/or sicken others around you. I'd recommend trying to avoid food poisoning if possible, and I'm sure not volunteering to test any treatments that are offered here. It's an unfortunate reality that in a survival situation it will be far more common, and advance planning and understanding of treatment options will make a bad situation more bearable. Treatment: My favorite is to report to sick call. Anti diarrhea pills and electrolyte drinks help a bunch, although there is no instant cure for the mess. Others I've seen mentioned include: Cider vinegar Acidophilus Electrolyte solutions (Gatorade, Pedialyte) Activated charcoal Garlic Potassium Permanganate Colostrum If you're experienced with these treatments and can share additional instructions, precautions, and success stories your input is welcome and appreciated. It's one of those topics that's not pleasant to talk about. We can share stories about how we ended up in trouble with it, and joke about it now, but it's no laughing matter when it's got hold of you. I got it TWICE in the same restaurant overseas, and would still go back there to eat again if I could. The food was really that good... although I might skip the eggs... and the chicken fried steak. Taco Bell got me once in the States, and most recently there was that can of Spam. It looked and smelled okay, really. It was just out of date by a couple days. Try to avoid it, but if you can't, Good Luck for a speedy recovery!