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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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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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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