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Food Poisoning Campylobacter
I have food poisoning (campylobacter) but I have been experiencing symptoms for 17 days. Recently my stool has been green in color should I be worried?
Yes, but:: The color of your stool is only important if it is cream-white, tarry black, currant-jelly color, or bloody. Worry because > 2 weeks is too long. If you have high fever, blood in the stool, > 8 stools per day, or not improving (17 days sounds like too long), you might consider getting antibiotics (erythromycin) and seeing a gastroenterologist to make sure there is nothing else going on. ...Read more
Campylobacter is a type of bacteria that frequently causes foodborne illness. Common symptoms of a campylobacter infection include diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever within a few days of exposure to the bacteria. Most cases of infection are related to raw ...Read more
In general,: 5-7 days but occasionally longer.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That depends: Staphylococcus aureus – 1 to 6 hrs, Campylobacter – 2 to 5 days, Clostriidum botulinum – 12 to 72 hours, Clostridium perfringens – 8 to 16 hours, Escherichia Coli – 1 to 8 days, Giardia lamblia – 1 to 2 weeks, Hepatitis A – 28 days, Listeria – 9 to 48 hrs, Noroviruses – 12 to 48 hours, Rotavirus – 1 to 3 days, Salmonella – 1 to 3 days, Shigella – 24 to 48 hours, Vibrio vulnificus – 1 to 7 day. ...Read more
I suffered from food poisoning&was admitted for 24hrs&given 8 bottles of Saline.I had 15 lose motions & vomits at the same time.should I take the meds?
See below: You are describing symptoms of gastroenteritis and food poisoning that usually resolve without specific treatment and require adequate hydration and symptomatic treatment. Some infectious etiologies in India such as salmonella and campylobacter may require antibiotics and recommend to see a physician in your area. ...Read more
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