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Alison Rhodes, "The Safety Mom"

National Child Safety Expert, Alison Rhodes, “The Safety Mom,” is one of the country's leading child safety authorities, providing tips and advice to parents on a broad range of issues facing all children - newborns to teens.
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Foodborne Illnesses

How can you tell if you or your child have food poisoning, and need to see a doctor? The symptoms of E. coli can be anything from nausea and vomiting to severe bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramping. It's difficult for parents since so many other childhood illnesses have similar symptoms. The unique symptoms that signal a foodborne illness is present, requiring that your child see a doctor include:

  • High temperature

  • Stiff neck

  • Rigid stomach

  • Dry mouth

  • Bloody diarrhea

  • Unexplained illness lasting longer than three days

Knowing the warning signs of foodborne illnesses and how to keep dangerous bacteria away from your family are the first steps to protecting your adventurous little eater.

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