If you notice an elevated temperature when you check the thermometer, it could be because your body is fighting the spoiled food that you ate. The fever may make food poisoning difficult to distinguish from the flu, but food poisoning, unlike the flu, most often isn’t accompanied by chills. When the body fights an invasion, the temperature goes up to help the bodywork harder to battle against the germs or the toxic substance.
Treat food poisoning like the flu if you have vomiting diarrhea and stay in bed. Keep a thermometer by your bed and take your temperature at regular intervals to ensure it doesn’t reach dangerously elevated levels. If the fever gets out of control, seek medical attention right away. Consider using some fever-lowering medications such as aspirin, but keep in mind that these medications can irritate the stomach.