A 19-year-old female asked:
i had diarreah now i feel constipated but feels like it's the diarreah trying to come out ! why ? i got food poisining last night & took antibiotics
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Hydrate and drink: Liquids. Diarrhea dehydrates the body and now you are constipated. So, not replacing fluids and electrolytes will make you constipated. Also, antibiotics alone won't get rid of food poisoning. It treates secondary infection. So, your body will try to expel what it doesn't like. A better option is taking an adsorbent like charcoal to bind those toxic particles. Ask pharmacist for help on this.
Answered on Sep 19, 2015
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