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how can i treat food poisoning?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Symptomatically: For the most part. Although some causes of foodborne gastroenteritis should not be treated with anti-diarrheal meds despite diarrhea because shigella and e. Coli o157 can be made worse. Remember some foodborne diseases are not specifically gastrointestinal such as botulism and amnestied shellfish poisoning and scombroid fish poisoning.
Answered on Jun 21, 2018
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on type: 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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