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Food Poisoning And Pepto Bismol
It's controversial. : It used to be thought it was better to let your system 'cleanse itself ' without medication, but studies have shown this to not be true. Pepto bismol can help decrease vomiting, diarrhea, & cramping in some. Please take only as directed & avoid if you are allergic to aspirin. Stay hydrated! simple 'food poisoning' should resolve within 24-48 hrs. If not better by then, or bleeding, see a doc. ...Read more
If I am still recovering from food poisoning but have indigestion for 24 hours is it okay to take pepto bismol? I still have minor diarrhea as well
Im going thru food poisning and my waste has gone from a liquid to small solid amounts of pure black im taking pepto bismal?
Pepto Bismol does: Cause black stools (& sometimes, even a black tongue). 'food poisoning' should end in about 24-72 hrs. If your stools remain black in a week, or if your symptoms persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Food allergies: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. See http://www.Boston.Com/lifestyle/health/blog/nutrition/2013/11/the_dangers_of_dining_out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure if I have the stomach flu or the indian food i ate didn't sit right. Can I use pepto bismol to help?
Peptobismol: Sounds reasonable. Try it.Get a more detailed answer ›
I woke up today with pain in my stomach and it has lasted all day I had an 200 mg Advil before bed with food should I take a pepto bismol?
I ate Chinese food today which was lovely but I slightly overdid it. Now I have really uncomfortable gas pain and tummy pain can I take Pepto Bismol?
Chinese food and MSG: Hello Ms. Cornelius. Just recall that Chinese food may contain MSG (monosodium glutamate) which is a condiment that gives that food its taste. MSG is well known among migraineurs to be a strong food trigger so beware. Nowadays, you can request MSG free menu items. Pepto Bismol, GasX, and other OTC products are fine for bloated feelings. Just don't overdo those either. ...Read more
May I take a pepto bismol tablets an hour after I had taken Garlic Echinacea? I have some nausea.
Stop self-treating!: Nausea may be GI-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat the cause--see doc. ...Read more
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