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Is activated charcoal effective against food poisoning, and gas etc? Are there any side effects from taking it?

Is activated charcoal effective against food poisoning, and gas etc? Are there any side effects from taking it?

SaveItForABarbeque: Activated charcoal adsorbs lots of stuff but is not used for"food poisoning"unless due to a toxic chemical,not the type of food poisoning from bacteria or viruses. Some say it's OK for gas but i don't think so.It comes as tablets & as a liquid mixture.The mixture can get really messy & tastes like Hawaiian poi.Take too much and it will constipate you.And if you take medications it will adsorb them ...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'm 17 weeks pregnant and tonight i feel like i may have food poisoning. I have gas my stomach hurts and i feel like i need to have a bowel movement .

I'm 17 weeks pregnant and tonight i feel like i may have food poisoning. I have gas my stomach hurts and i feel like i need to have a bowel movement .

Unlikely: Food poioning is usually associated with terribel vomiting and diarrhea, sometime bloddy diarrhea. Pregnancy can often be associated with bloatign and slow down of your GI system. If it persists or worsens certainly call your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your digestive tract to still have smelly gas after getting food poisoning?

Is it normal for your digestive tract to still have smelly gas after getting food poisoning?

Smelly gas: Yes it can last for a while due to gas producing bacteria and it is self limiting and will correct as you GI tract return to normal. ...Read more

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I have really bad gas after having food poisoning how do I get rid of it ? How long will it last ?

I have really bad gas after having food poisoning how do I get rid of it ? How long will it last ?

Bad gas: Flatuence (gas) can be a common symptom after a gastrointestinal infection. This can last several days after other symptoms resolve. If you need to try something to help relieve your symptoms, there are many gas relief medicines over the counter. Gas-x or beano are a couple. ...Read more

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For the past 10 days I am having to go to bathroom multiple times in the morning with burning anus, bloating & gas? Is it food poisoning?

For the past 10 days I am having to go to bathroom multiple times in the morning with burning anus, bloating & gas? Is it food poisoning?

Gastroenteritis.: This sounds like acute gastroenteritis - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains, fever, chills and sweats are all possible components of this. Could be viral or food-borne, BUT I'd think this is lasting too long, unless you tell me that you ate fried rice before this started as there's a bacterium in fried rice that can cause symptoms for upwards of 14 days. But you may need a CT scan now. ...Read more

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Can food poisoning start with sulfur burps and gas followed by watery stools and vomit?

Can food poisoning start with sulfur burps and gas followed by watery stools and vomit?

Yes..: Food poisoning can manifest as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Make sure you stay hydrated(drink fluids). If you feel very sick, cannot keep anything(not even fluids) down and/or severe abdominal pain go to the ED ASAP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

Have excessive gas after food poisoning. Bloating and at times trouble breathing maybe because of the stress I have. Lower back pain is pres?

May take a while.: If you truly had a stomach infection then it will take a while to clear. The gas is all part of the process of getting back to normal. If you are having a lot of stress besides this can contribute to the gas and GI upset. You need to talk this over with your doc and plan the best treatment for you together. Reduce or stop the caffeine and alcohol. ...Read more

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I feel like my intestine hurts due to food poisining sunday night & i'm really gassy is the pain due to gas ?

I feel like my intestine hurts due to food poisining sunday night & i'm really gassy is the pain due to gas ?

Intestinal cramps: You are having intestinal cramps - smooth muscle contractions due to inflammation. Drink plenty of fluids with electolytes (pedialyte or gatoraid) and stay away from solid food). Sometimes pancreatitis may present with cramps as well. ...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)

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