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After the food poisoning my lower back on my left side has been in pain a few times plus I think the reason my pee isn't clear is that i'm dehydrated?

After the food poisoning my lower back on my left side has been in pain a few times plus I think the reason my pee isn't clear is that i'm dehydrated?

See below: You could still be dehydrated so continue drinking fluids however there could be many reasons for the back pain and a examination by a doctor is necessary. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...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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How does food poisoning spread?

How does food poisoning spread?

By what you eat: Food poisoning doesn't spread from person to person. Rather, bacteria or virus is eaten which causes a reaction in your body. Everyone who eats the same food has similar reaction i.e. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , abdominal pain, etc. ...Read more

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How can I treat food poisoning?

How can I treat food poisoning?

Symptomatically: For the most part. Although some causes of foodborne gastroenteritis should not be treated with anti-diarrheal meds despite diarrhea because shigella and e. Coli o157 can be made worse. Remember some foodborne diseases are not specifically gastrointestinal such as botulism and amnestied shellfish poisoning and scombroid fish poisoning. ...Read more

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How do you treat food poisoning?

How do you treat food poisoning?

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 more

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What to do about food poisoning?

What to do about food poisoning?

FOOD POISONING: Avoid uncooked food and tapwater.Well cooked kills bacteria and spores.Take extra precautions while traveling to underdeveloped regions in the world. ...Read more

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How can you fight food poisoning?

How can you fight food poisoning?

Be cautious : Of where st what you eat. When you eat out make sure your trust the food preparation and staff hygiene. Avoid ordering raw or under cooked foods. At home wash your produce well. Don't use the same cutting boards for meats as you do veggies. Wash your cutlery well. Cook your food thoroughly. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for food poisoning?

Who is at risk for food poisoning?

Everyone: Food poisoning can affect anyone. However, the very young and old are at higher risk, as are anyone with a compromised immune system. ...Read more

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How can you contract food poisoning?

How can you contract food poisoning?

Eating bad food: Food poisoning can come from eating food contaminated with bacteria usually. The most likely culprits are foods that have set out too long. Be especially careful with foods that contain mayonnaise on a buffet or family picnic that have set out awhile. Always remember to wash your fresh foods before you eat them. This will lessen the chance that you will contract a food borne illness. ...Read more

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What can be done for food poisoning?

What can be done for food poisoning?

Depends on the type : Of "poison". The preventive issues and clinical features and treatments vary depending on if the food poisoning is due to live micro-organisms, bacterial toxins, or chemical poisons. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002618/. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Yes: Food poisoning can come from any food item. All it takes is enough bacteria to accumulate in the food so that when we eat it our bodies become ill. Generally our bodies will recover in a short period - days to weeks. (but, those can be some pretty miserable days!) use care when storing food or eating/reheating leftovers. ...Read more

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I have food poisoning What can I take ?

Depends...: The treatment for food poisoning really depends on the type of food poisoning and the symptoms you are having. In general, keeping hydrated is important. If you are having a lot of nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, drinking a sports drink will help keep your electrolytes normal. If your symptoms are severe or persistent, see a doctor ASAP. Good luck!! ...Read more

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How can you tell if it's food poisoning?

How can you tell if it's food poisoning?

If you eat something: And then in a short while later get ill - that is likely food poisoning. In most cases it is limited. If you contrinue to vomit go see a doctor. You can get very dehydrated and also yoru electrolytes can become imbalancede. ...Read more

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How simple is it to catch food poisoning?

How simple is it to catch food poisoning?

Unfortunately : Very easy as one in six Americans will suffer from some form of food poisoning this year ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in food poisoning?

What symptoms are common in food poisoning?

GI symptoms: Mostly you can get GI symptoms including nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps/pain as well as fever. Many different organisms can cause food poisoning and so there are other possible symptoms depending on the illness. Stay hydrated and if you have any worrisome symptoms, or you're not improving, see you doctor. ...Read more

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What home foods could cause food poisoning?

Any: Any food if infected can cause food poisoning. If by home food you mean foods that you prepare and store or can yourself there's even greater possibility of this if you aren't using a preservative. Meats and dairy products are more often the culprit but starches, fruits and veges can also harbor pathogenic bacteria. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to catch food poisoning?

Not at all: Difficult. It's actually somewhat common. As each year one in six persons suffers from a bout of food poisoning, according to the CDC! Just try to be as good as you can about safe home food preparation and eat at restaurants you trust their hygiene. Also try to avoid undercooked/raw meats and seafood. ...Read more

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Could food poisoning require hospitalization?

"Food poisoning": This possibly could require hospitalization if you have significant dehydration leading to kidney failure. If you are unable to keep down any liquids whatsoever you may be admitted for hydration and symptom management. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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Nutrition (Definition)

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