A 30-year-old member asked:
how do you treat food poisoning?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Arthur Heller answered
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Fluids, maybe meds: Supportive care, fluids, brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea), maybe meds. Not always antibiotics; be careful using antidiarrheals-can retain the germ. Probiotics can be helpful. Contact md if prolonged, fever, bleeding, can't keep things down or in.
Answered on Sep 3, 2020
Dr. Larry Lutwick answered
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Food borne illness: There are many causes. Some have illnesses that are self limited like staph and norovirus that are treated symptomatically. Others like salmonella and campylobacter can be treated with antimicrobials if diagnosed early enough. Botulism needs antitoxin and sometimes breathing support.
Answered on Sep 26, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Variable treatments: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary.
Answered on Nov 14, 2015
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