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Doctor insights on: Charcoal Tablets Help The Stomach Stay Flat

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Is charcoal good for your child if needs stomach pumping?

Is charcoal good for your child if needs stomach pumping?

Necessary: If your child took a serious overdose, charcoal helps to deactivate the drug before it enters their bloodstream. ...Read more

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How long after drinking charcoal for stomach pumping can you go home?

How long after drinking charcoal for stomach pumping can you go home?

I think i would ask: the friendly folks in the ER where you (or whoever) is getting their stomach lavaged about that. Depends on the cause - if someone takes a bunch of stuff in order to hurt themselves, they are going to be kept around long enough to determine they are safe, and may even end up being held involuntarily under a mental health committment. If it was accidental, people are usually observed for short time ...Read more

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How good does activated charcoal work for stomach aches, gas pain and other stomach problems? What is a safe dosage too take daily?

How good does activated charcoal  work for stomach aches, gas pain and other stomach problems? What is a safe dosage too take daily?

See doctor: If this is a persistent problem, you should talk to your doctor. Although activated charcoal has been touted for its ability to relieve bloating, I have never seen it worked on anyone. I am not unaware of any set dose for this product and thus just read the direction on the product label and follow it if you want to try it. ...Read more

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On Thursday I had a very black charcoal stool and then very bad stomach pains and Friday I had stomach pains and now a little blood comes with cough ?

On Thursday I had a very black charcoal stool and then very bad stomach pains and Friday I had stomach pains and now a little blood comes with cough ?

NOT good if melena: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Stop any nsaid's you're taking & call your doctor ASAP for evaluation. ...Read more