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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Recently, I had two occasions where after eating beans I either had loose stools and/or vomiting. Is this an allergic reaction or food poisoning?

Recently, I had two occasions where after eating beans I either had loose stools and/or vomiting. Is this an allergic reaction or food poisoning?

Aller allerg: The title wouldn't let me type in allergic. You are likely having an anaphylactic reaction to beans and need to avoid them. One need to rule out peanut allergy as well and you need to consider having epinephrine autoinjector at all times in case of accidental exposure to beans. Consult an allergist since you likely have nasal and/or respiratory allergies as well. ...Read more

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Do youuhave to have diarrhea when you have food poising or can it be food poisioning if your just vomiti g but no sign of diarrahea?

Do youuhave to have diarrhea when you have food poising or can it be food poisioning if your just vomiti g but no sign of diarrahea?

Usually no Diarrhea: Food poisoning is characterized by vomiting. It begins shortly after ingesting contaminated food, and resolves in approximately 24 hours. There is not typically diarrhea associated with food poisoning. ...Read more

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Had food poisioning last sat, cough flu and fever started fri. Started augumentin and having diarrhea again. What is the next step?

Had food poisioning last sat, cough flu and fever started fri. Started augumentin and having diarrhea again. What is the next step?

I would assume Ur-: -symptoms R all flu related. Did you eat what everyone else did? Did they get sick? Ur next step is 2 C Ur PCP 4 stool cultures. Augmentincan aalso cause diarrhea in some. Get in 2 B Cn! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take amoxicilin for salmonelia or food poisoning to keep having watery poop?

Is it ok to take amoxicilin for salmonelia or food poisoning to keep having watery poop?

No it is not unless: It is not a good idea without knowing what is the cause of food poisoning or if it is salmonella proved by culture
watery poop can be due to many reasons. The commonest is viral infection, next e coli infection, or shigella
most of these infections are self limiting, and all you need is fluids to prevent the dehydration
antibiotics should only be taken if prescribed by your physician after culture don. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from food poisoning since Saturday, fever/chills passed but diarrhoea still here after 6 days - should I seek help?

I've been suffering from food poisoning since Saturday, fever/chills passed but diarrhoea still here after 6 days - should I seek help?

Seek immediate care: You must be examined and treated before you develop electrolyte imbalance or dehydration. I suggest immediate evaluation today at ER or UC clinic. ...Read more

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Do I have food poisoning? Diahrrea that goes to water, then small amounts of clear gelatinaous fluid with what looks like traces of blood in them and when first started a pressing urge to vomit.

Do I have food poisoning? Diahrrea that goes to water, then small amounts of clear gelatinaous fluid with what looks like traces of blood in them and when first started a pressing urge to vomit.

Vomiting: Vomiting and diarrhea can occur with food poisoning. They can also occur with gastroenteritis (stomach flu) or other intestinal causes. If a patient had persistent vomiting, persistent diarrhea, blood in the stool, fever, or abdominal pain, then they should consult with their physician. ...Read more

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Why do I feel so weak after having food poisoning or viral infection from consuming the wrong food. Usually does not happen. Not having diarrhoea.

Why do I feel so weak after having food poisoning or viral infection from consuming the wrong food. Usually does not happen. Not having diarrhoea.

It zaps you: It draws energy form normal functions to helping and can drain you. You will recover faster with acupuncture and chinese medicine so I recommend you see one.. ...Read more

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I have been throwin up since about 2.am. Liquid dairrhea. Hot and cold spells. Quiet dizzy. Trying to drink water but won't stay down. Food poisoning? Went out for dinner last night. Felt fine then.

I have been throwin up since about 2.am. Liquid dairrhea. Hot and cold spells. Quiet dizzy. Trying to drink water but won't stay down. Food poisoning? Went out for dinner last night. Felt fine then.

Could be: Symptomatic treatment would include ibuprofen and paracetamol for pain and fever. Drinking lots of water or sports drinks to keep up with fluid losses are the most important thing. If you are going to try solids try bread, rice, bananas to start and firm up your bowels. ...Read more

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Food poisoning? I got severe stomach pain and diarreah out of nowhere, every time I eat I get sick farted bloody mucus as well

Food poisoning? I got severe stomach pain and diarreah out of nowhere, every time I eat I get sick farted bloody mucus as well

Not likely: "Food poisoning' is usually an acute and intense period of vomiting and diarrhea, usually in some association with a meal, perhaps 2-3 hrs later. Lasts 6-24 hrs in most cases. The bloody mucus is a bit concerning. So I suggest you speak to a doctor or provider soon. Try to drink lots of fluids, eat small frequent meals/snacks, and be prepared to discuss this with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have food poisoning diarrhea and you wipe and its yellow?

What does it mean when you have food poisoning diarrhea and you wipe and its yellow?

Nothing: Food poisoning often results in vomiting and diarrhea. It is the body's way of literally purging something that is noxious. Wiping yellow poop most likely means the diarrhea spread up the butt area and is just stool.
I hope you are better now. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have food poisoning? Because I have been having diarrhea and chills and it's constant and it is excruciating pain.

How do you know if you have food poisoning? Because I have been having diarrhea and chills and it's constant and it is excruciating pain.

DiarrheaVomitingPain: Symptoms of food poisoning are
Diarrhea
Nausea & vomiting
Abdominal Cramps
Fever
Malaise.

And history of eating outside or home when others who ate the same food are also sick with same symptoms ...Read more

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Can you have food poisoning with no vomiting/diarrhea, and still have appetite? Scared I ate fruit that had bacteria on it, bad body aches next day

Can you have food poisoning with no vomiting/diarrhea, and still have appetite? Scared I ate fruit that had bacteria on it, bad body aches next day

Not food poisoning: Body aches, with no other symptoms, probably isn't food poisoning. More likely an unrelated viral infection. See your doctor if your symptoms continue or you otherwise remain concerned. ...Read more

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How do you stop diarrhea from food poisoning?

How do you stop diarrhea from food poisoning?

Depends on type of: Food poisoning. Toxic type poisoning, e.g. From staphylococcal toxin are usually self limited, those due to infection vary in their course. If you have had diarrhea for three or more days, it would be prudent to see your doctor. You may try an anti-motility over the counter drug such as immodium. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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With diarrhea how long should food poisoning last?

With diarrhea how long should food poisoning last?

3-5 days: In general, food poisoning lasts about 3-5 days, though exceptions exist. ...Read more

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Can you please describe common natural things that help food poisoning and diarrhea?

Can you please describe common natural things that help food poisoning and diarrhea?

Depends on the cause: Activated charcoal may absorb some of the toxins and chemicals. It is better to seek care if symptoms are severe enough that there is risk of dehydration. ...Read more

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I have been having diarrhea for like 12 times over 4 days. Is this normal or could it be food poisoning?

I have been having diarrhea for like 12 times over 4 days. Is this normal or could it be food poisoning?

No not normal: Go to a doctor not normal, Drink water and a lot of fluids your body is dehydrated now. ...Read more

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My husband has been having diarrhea for the past 2 days. He thinks he may have food poisoning. What do you think?

My husband has been having diarrhea for the past 2 days. He thinks he may have food poisoning. What do you think?

Doesn't usually last: Food poisoning doesn't usually last that long- im more inclined to believe he has a viral infection, which may take longer to clear. ...Read more

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I had a really bad episode of diarrhea on monday thought it was food poisoning but its wednesday and ve still got dirrea but no other probs?

See below: If you don't have bloody diarrhea, fevers, severe pain and can stay hydrated it is probably ok to continue to wait it out. Your diarrhea will probably run its course. It is always ok to see your doctor if you have any doubts. Definately should see your doctor if you get worse or have the above symptoms or don't get better in the next week. ...Read more

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I slow cooked ribbed for 2 hours. Looked cooked but looked a tint of pinkish- now have diarrhea should I be worried about food poisoning??

I slow cooked ribbed for 2 hours. Looked cooked but looked a tint of pinkish- now have diarrhea should I be worried about food poisoning??

Food poisoning.: Meat which is not adequately cooked can continue to harbor bacteria which can cause acute illness - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pains. Drink fluids, don't take Imodium, (loperamide) and eat what you can tolerate - BRAT diet (bananas, rice, apples, toast). ...Read more

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I have diarrhea right now from food poisoning. How do I make sure that Tosades de Pointes doesn't happen? I heard severe diarrhea can cause it

I have diarrhea right now from food poisoning. How do I make sure that Tosades de Pointes doesn't happen? I heard severe diarrhea can cause it

Diarrhea: Unless you have diagnosed structural heart disease or a known rhythm disorder I would not worry about. Just stay hydrated with fluids such as Gatorade. ...Read more

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I am experiencing diarrhea, from what I believe was due to food poisoning, for about 2 days. I have no other symptoms besides bloat. Is this normal?

I am experiencing diarrhea, from what I believe was due to food poisoning, for about 2 days. I have no other symptoms besides bloat. Is this normal?

Stay hydrated: Most diarrheal illness is viral, or self limited over 3 to 5 days. Stay hydrated. If you have fever, blood in stool, or intractable vomiting, seek antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hi. Three times in the last month I've become ill with something similar to food poisoning. Watery diarrhea all night, very weak, passes in 2/3 days.?

Hi. Three times in the last month I've become ill with something similar to food poisoning. Watery diarrhea all night, very weak, passes in 2/3 days.?

Clear fluid diet/exa: NO SOLID FOODS FOR 48 HOURS
Force fluids: 8-10 glasses/day:
Electrolyte rich fluids- Gatorade, Powerade, Vitamin Water
Protein rich fluids: broth bullion, consume.
AVOID ALL CITRUS JUICES: orange, grapefruit, pineapple, cranberry etc.
Avoid all aspirin, Advil, Aleve (naproxen) (NSAIDS).
If not improving go to private physician or ER. ...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


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