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Please advise if it's bad to eat nonbland foods after food poisoning?

Please advise if it's bad to eat nonbland foods after food poisoning?

Might stir things up: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Ate a bad string cheese 2 days ago & have food poisoning. Worse today. Should I avoid hurling or let it happen and get whatever it is out? Hydrating.

Ate a bad string cheese 2 days ago & have food poisoning. Worse today. Should I avoid hurling or let it happen and get whatever it is out? Hydrating.

Just let it happen.: Just let whatever happens happens. You're not going to feel well for maybe a couple more days, but don't make yourself vomit as (a) it won't help and (b) you can give yourself a tear in your esophagus, which of course would not be good. ...Read more

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What if i discover that what i just ate went bad long ago, what's there to do to avoid food poisoning/reduce the severity of the symptoms?

What if i discover that what i just ate went bad long ago, what's there to do to avoid food poisoning/reduce the severity of the symptoms?

Fluids: Drink plenty of fluids to flush the system. If you do get food poisoning symptoms (usually within a few hours) homeopathic arsenicum is awesome for helping alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

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Help please? I have really bad cramps. Would you say this is food poisoning?

Can't say why you: are having abdominal cramps.Symptoms of Food poisoning may include nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, fever and diarrhea. ...Read more

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How long does it take to notice food poisoning symptoms from eating bad chicken?

How long does it take to notice food poisoning symptoms from eating bad chicken?

It varies...: ...anywhere from a few hours to 5 days, depending on the particular bacteria that might contaminate undercooked or spoiled chicken. But there's no point in doing anything before symptoms start. Just contact your doctor if you develop vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, or fever. Most food poisoning isn't very serious, so it's safe to sit tight and wait for symptoms. ...Read more

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I just had a bout of food poisoning and suffered bad migraine headaches, could those headaches be caused by the food poisoning?

I just had a bout of food poisoning and suffered bad migraine headaches, could those headaches be caused by the food poisoning?

Yes: Food poisoning can release a lot of toxins into the body. The mechanism is inflammation of the gut which can make the gut lining "leaky" allowing those toxins into the body. Gut health is the source of overall health - if your gut is inflammed so will be your body - rashes, joint pains, headaches, fibromyalgia, etc. Start a good probiotic like florajen 2 x daily to rebuild your healthy gut flora! ...Read more

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My boyfriend had bad case of food poisoning. He doesnt remember doing certain things like driving home or taking shower. Is that just from being sick?

My boyfriend had bad case of food poisoning. He doesnt remember doing certain things like driving home or taking shower. Is that just 
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Not from food poison: These are not normal symptoms of food poisoning unless he is extremely sick. He would be in the hospital if he were that sick. He may have ingested something else in his food. I would follow up with his primary doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How soon after eating bad food would you start feeling the pain of food poisoning or salmonella?

Toxins-min to hrs: Scombroid reaction can occur is minutes- symptoms include facial flushing and sweating, peppery taste about the mouth, dizziness, palpitations, nausea and ha. Ciguatera poisioning is caused by eating certain reef fish contaminated with dinoflagellates toxins. Gi (n, v, diarrhea) and neurological (numbness, dizziness, ataxia) symptoms occur a few hours after ingestion. ...Read more

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Can wasabi peas go bad and cause food poisoning? Ate some for first time ever, already were sitting in cupboard for while. Felt flu-ish next few days

Not food poisoning: Dried foods like wasabi peas are an unlikely cause of food poisoning, and "flu-ish" symptoms don't suggest it. The main symptoms of food poisoning are gastrointestinal -- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. And food poison symptoms generally clear up on their own within 1-2 days. Almost certainly your symptoms have nothing to do with the wasabi peas. See a doctor if they continue or become severe. ...Read more

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Have not pooped for 3 days now. Just had bad food poisoning the past day. Been vomiting a lot. Is there something wrong ?

Have not pooped for 3 days now. Just had bad food poisoning the past day. Been vomiting a lot. Is there something wrong ?

Likely: Vomiting and the constipation may be related, if you have intestinal obstruction. You may wish to try an enema to relive the constipation, if that does not help, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is flatulence of a bad odor a sign of bad digestive system or food poisoning?

Is flatulence of a bad odor a sign of bad digestive system or food poisoning?

Not necessarily: Bad odor in flatus can be a result of a variety of foods including fish, legumes but also may occur with poor digestion or food poisoning. If chronic, regardless of your diet, see a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have really bad gas after having food poisoning how do I get rid of it ? How long will it last ?

I have really bad gas after having food poisoning how do I get rid of it ? How long will it last ?

Bad gas: Flatuence (gas) can be a common symptom after a gastrointestinal infection. This can last several days after other symptoms resolve. If you need to try something to help relieve your symptoms, there are many gas relief medicines over the counter. Gas-x or beano are a couple. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning just from smelling bad chicken? Can the germs get you sick through your nose?

No: Food poisoning requires ingestion of the bacteria into your mouth and stomach. The odor may cause nausea but should not cause an actual illness. ...Read more

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My gf ate bad chinese food and has been throwing up for the past 30-45 minutes.Probably food poisoning. She is now resting w/ some pain. What can I do?

My gf ate bad chinese food and has been throwing up for the past 30-45 minutes.Probably food poisoning. She is now resting w/ some pain. What can I do?

UR probably right...: About the food poisoning, which should run its course if your girlfriend is otherwise a young healthy woman. However, if she can't keep down liquids, has unremitting vomiting, has fever, symptoms evolve and worsen, or she sees blood with vomitus or diarrhea she will need medical attention soon. ...Read more

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Dizzy,nausa,keep using bathroom,Bad right side pain,stomachpain,Can it just be asign of food poisoning? If it's is there something to stop the pain?

Dizzy,nausa,keep using bathroom,Bad right side pain,stomachpain,Can it just be asign of food poisoning? If it's is there something  to stop the pain?

Sure, but I see...: ...that you have asked this question multiple times in the last 12 hours and I'm concerned. Pain is not to be ignored particularly if persistent. If you are in significant distress, please seek medical evaluation for the correct diagnosis and treatment. I wish you well. ...Read more

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What happens if someone comes to the hospital dehydrated w/ bad vomiting from food poisoning & antiemetics dont work to stop it? What do they do then?

What happens if someone comes to the hospital dehydrated w/ bad vomiting from food poisoning & antiemetics dont work to stop it? What do they do then?

Vomiting.: Typically they’d start with an examination supported by blood testing and a CT scan to confirm the mechanism of illness and potentially entertain other diagnoses. They’d likely administer IV fluids and IV antiemetic if appropriate based on their potential diagnoses. They’d then to from there to try to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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I think its possible i might have food poisoning. But i don't think anything i ate can go bad. Would it be ok if i took pepto bismol or tums (calcium carbonate)?

Go ahead!: Why do you think you have food poisoning? What symptoms do you have? Taking pepto or Tums (calcium carbonate) will not do any harm but if you have no symptoms, why do you want to take these medications. It is not a good idea to take any medication, unless it is needed. ...Read more

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I think i got food poisoning on v-day. I was shaking my arms and legs were numb and i was so cold, now I have a really bad pain in my side?

I think i got food poisoning on v-day. I was shaking my arms and legs were numb and i was so cold,  now I have a really bad pain in my side?

Food Poisoning: You may well have contracted a virus, like norovirus (common on cruise ships and which is making the rounds around the us even without having been in a cruise), or a bacterial or parasitic infection. If you have fever and/or bad diarrhea, consult a doctor, and if you remain well hydrated and the symptoms don't clear in a few more days, make an appointment with your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning spread?

How does food poisoning spread?

By what you eat: Food poisoning doesn't spread from person to person. Rather, bacteria or virus is eaten which causes a reaction in your body. Everyone who eats the same food has similar reaction i.e. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , abdominal pain, etc. ...Read more

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How can I treat food poisoning?

How can I treat food poisoning?

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. ...Read more

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How do you treat food poisoning?

How do you treat food poisoning?

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. ...Read more

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What to do about food poisoning?

FOOD POISONING: Avoid uncooked food and tapwater.Well cooked kills bacteria and spores.Take extra precautions while traveling to underdeveloped regions in the world. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins ...Read more