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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?

Go ahead!: Why do you think you have food poisoning? What symptoms do you have? Taking pepto or tums 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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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is an illness coming from food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or other substances. Anyone can be at risk, but pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic ...Read more

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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

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

Yes...: Acute food poisoning symptoms might take up to 72 hours to resolve. There is no contraindication to taking peptobismol but be aware it might turn your feces black. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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Should you drink pepto bismol if you have food poisoning?

Should you drink pepto bismol if you have food poisoning?

Depends: Food poisoning is due to many causes, like chemical contamination, biological toxins and infection. Pepto bismol may provide symptomatic relief but will not address the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Is pepto bismol good for food posioning?

Is pepto bismol good for food posioning?

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

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Stay hydrated but avoid heavily sugared fluid repletion solutions
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Utilize a BRAT diet(bananas, rice, applesauce and toast)
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Seek help if you cannot keep food/liquids down
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Seek help if you have severe abdominal pain
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Im going thru food poisning and my waste has gone from a liquid to small solid amounts of pure black im taking pepto bismal?

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

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Would pepto bismol help my nausea from a food allergy?

Would pepto bismol help my nausea from a food allergy?

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 more

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Treating Accidental Poisoning (Checklist)

Call 911 and Poison control immediately
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Protect yourself from exposure if necessary
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Gather any evidence possible about poisoning or exposure
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Remember what and how much substance the person ingested or inhaled
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