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What antibiotic to get for food poisoning with constipation. Mild tenderness upon palpating the stomach?

What antibiotic to get for food poisoning with constipation. Mild tenderness upon palpating the stomach?

Many questions: How do you know this is "food poisoning"? This does not usually produce constipation, but rather diarrhea. Suggest that if this does not resolve itself quickly that you see a doctor for diagnosis. ...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


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I suffered from food poisoning in feb & I was constipated now I have hemorrhoids and I need to find a way to get rid of them or make them less painful?

I suffered from food poisoning in feb & I was constipated now I have hemorrhoids and I need to find a way to get rid of them or make them less painful?

Usually surgery: Painful hemorrhoids usually require surgery for definitive management. The patients usually request it. Otherwise, try warm salt water baths, zinc oxide ointment, calmoseptine ointment. See a physician to confirm that it is only hemorrhoids causing the trouble. ...Read more

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What can I do for constipation due to food poisining? Exactly a week ago I have small bowlments but haven't had a normal one I feel constipated

What can I do for constipation due to food poisining? Exactly a week ago I have small bowlments but haven't had a normal one I feel constipated

Food poisoning: Food poisoning usually causes diarrhea and following diarrhea it is not unusual to skip bowel movements for 2or3 days. If you have an urge to have a bm but can't try a glycerin rectal suppository or a gentle fleets enema. If you have no urge, take senokot (senna) as a gentle stimulant. ...Read more

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Can you get diarreah a few days after food poisining? I was constipated now I have diarreah again

Can you get diarreah a few days after food poisining? I was constipated now I have diarreah again

NO common: Food poisoning usually cause problems within 72 hours of ingestion of that food. If you have diarrhea and constipation, may be this is something else. ...Read more

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Whole wheat cereal after 4 days of food poisining, is it okay to eat I'm constipated so yea :) thank you!

Whole wheat cereal after 4 days of food poisining, is it okay to eat I'm constipated so yea :) thank you!

Yes, enjoy!: You've described recovery. As such you can now liberalize diet (to improve stool bulk) and add probiotics to replete your bacterial flora. ...Read more

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I had diarreah now I feel constipated but feels like it's the diarreah trying to come out! Why? I got food poisining last night & took antibiotics

Hydrate and drink: Liquids. Diarrhea dehydrates the body and now you are constipated. So, not replacing fluids and electrolytes will make you constipated. Also, antibiotics alone won't get rid of food poisoning. It treates secondary infection. So, your body will try to expel what it doesn't like. A better option is taking an adsorbent like charcoal to bind those toxic particles. Ask pharmacist for help on this. ...Read more

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White mucus? After my food poisining yesterday I've been constipated with lots of gas & just white mucus comes out not a lot just with farts!

White mucus? After my food poisining yesterday I've been constipated with lots of gas & just white mucus comes out not a lot just with farts!

Should resolve: After a food poisoning episode, some mucousy discharge may be normal, and should resolve in time as the healing process occurs. ...Read more

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Food poisining sunday night felt better some what constipated, ate fiber (whole wheat cereal yesterday) now I have diarreah why?

Food poisining sunday night felt better some what constipated, ate fiber (whole wheat cereal yesterday) now I have diarreah why?

Inflammation: Food poisoning or gastroenteritis is a nonspecific term.
Diarrhea is very common in gastroenteritis. It is usually due to the inflammation in your bowels.
I recommend staying hydrated - drink lots of fluid. While the vast majority of gastroenteritis have a benign course, seek medical assistance if the symptoms do no improve within 48 hours or if the symptoms are unbearable at any time. ...Read more

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Severe pain in my stomach between rib cage, had fever 2 days ago but its gone, nausea, constipation, lack of digestion. (thought it was food poisoning but its not because I was the only one)?

Severe pain in my stomach between rib cage, had fever 2 days ago but its gone, nausea, constipation, lack of digestion. (thought it was food poisoning but its not because I was the only one)?

? Influenza: The current strains of flu have been associated with some GI symptoms. It sounds like you may have encountered one. The fever points to an infectious process, regardless until proven otherwise. As long as you are improving, I would not be too concerned. Some acute processes include your symptoms but in a much different order. ...Read more

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How to get food poisoning?

How to get food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ( (Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish, Puffer fish. Some mushrooms > ...Read more

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How to cure food poisoning?

How to cure food poisoning?

Treatment: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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How is food poisoning diagnosed?

How is food poisoning diagnosed?

Clinically: It is usually a clinical diagnosis based on the presentation. Sometimes we will get stool studies depending on the clinical circumstances. ...Read more

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What could cause food poisoning?

What could cause food poisoning?

Food poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria, viruses and toxins in food. ...Read more

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Can you passout from food poisoning?

Possible but...: If one had food poisoning which resulting in severe, intractable diarrhea, one could be very dehydrated and orthostatic (becoming hypotensive when standing), one might end up having a syncopal episode (passing out). Also if you had severe nausea/vomiting episodes and became vasovagal, it could potentially lead to passing out. However, these would be extremely rare and unusual occurrences. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of food poisoning?

Food poisoning: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains are the most frequent ones. Depends on the poison, there may be some general weakness, fever, dizziness, fatigue and more serious symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help food poisoning?

Is there a way to help food poisoning?

Prevention: Food poisoning may be due to contamination by chemicals, biological toxins, live micro-organisms and spoilt foods. Each requires a different approach for diagnosis and treatment. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins ...Read more