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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Duman
19 years experience in Gastroenterology
Normal: Acute diarrhea followed by constipation is not unusual. After getting back to a normal diet and fluid intake you should get back to normal within a we ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience in General Surgery
Unlikely: Gas is from (1) air/carbonation we swallow, (2) inability to break down foods, or (3) production by bacteria. (1) charcoal or devrom; no soda. (2) ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Well : Simethicone pills or drugs or liquid or gently used. Consult Healthtap or primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
No.: Charcoal absorbs toxins in the bowel; drug test looks for them in the urine or blood.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe: Though not generally in the time frame needed for most drug users.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
No: There are none, except that the activated charcoal is used to bind the medication to prevent its absorption through the gastric lining. Therefore it's ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
If poisoned: There are forms of charcoal that soak up small molecules such as some common organic poisons before they pass from the stomach and intestines into the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
None: Charcoal is not approved for any disease. Doctors may use it for treatment of poisoning, but there is no indication for self treatment.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sure.: Was the food cooked well enough? We're the coals or gas hot enough to cook the food all the way through? Was the grill cleaned from the last use? W ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Absorbs...: ...Many drugs and toxins as well as gets bacteria to stick to it, and carries them out of the bowel.
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