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Doctor insights on: Food Poisoning Resulting In Red Spots

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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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Can bacterial food poisoning cause a red blotchy rash that doesn't clear up, even with benadryl (diphenhydramine). What is the rash...what do I do?

Can bacterial food poisoning cause a red blotchy rash that doesn't clear up, even with benadryl (diphenhydramine). What is the rash...what do I do?

Other considerations: I agree that this could be related to an infection. If the rash is associated with any respiratory or swallowing difficulty this may be a severe allergic reaction. Your physician should be notified if this does not improve or is associated with other symptoms. Food poisoning tends to improve rapidly but may cause dehydration. Allergic reactions may last days or longer. ...Read more

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Can lancing a boil result in a food poisoning type episode?

Can lancing a boil result in a food poisoning type episode?

Long way, yes: Boils are usually due to staphyloccal infections. If these bacteria get into your food, they can make a toxin that causes food poisoning. ...Read more

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Please explain which food can help get rid of red spots?

Please explain which food can help get rid of red spots?

Not sure: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. There are different types of red spots (acne, residual inflammation from acne, age related pigmentation, many others).
residual acne redness MIGHT be helped by a balanced diet with vitamin A/C from vegetables. Maybe. Othewise it is doubtful the diet matters much. ...Read more

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Very small red spots in my 5 months baby's chest and back. Is this a food allergy?

Very small red spots in my 5 months baby's chest and back. Is this a food allergy?

Maybe: If you recently added a new food to his or her diet then I would be suspicious of a food allergy. It may be necessary to remove a suspicious food, wait for the rash to clear and consider re-adding the food depending on what your doctor says. Your doctor can make a better diagnosis of he or she sees the rash while it is present. ...Read more

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I've had trouble purging. Today, I was able to purge and there was bright red spots in my vomit. No red foods at all. Blood? Is it a concern? Any ER?

I've had trouble purging. Today, I was able to purge and there was bright red spots in my vomit. No red foods at all. Blood? Is it a concern? Any ER?

Doctor visit.: First of all, purging is a symptom of a medical problem which needs attention all on its own. Purging is not normal or healthy, and can have massive consequences not only to your teeth and stomach but your mental health and entire body. Second, people who purge are at high risk for esophageal injury as well as stomach lining injury. Please see your primary care doctor or visit the ER. ...Read more

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How can I tell if red spots in my stool are blood or just food? Does the toilet water turn red if its blood?

How can I tell if red spots in my stool are blood or just food? Does the toilet water turn red if its blood?

Test for Blood: Red spots are more likely to be food particles. Blood in stool often get altered during passage through intestine and may not be red nor turn the water red. You should see your doctor for an examination and a stool blood test.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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The skin on my forehead is flaking and now I am getting itchy red spots appearing. These spots crust over? Could it be a food allergy?

The skin on my forehead is flaking and now I am getting itchy red spots appearing. These spots crust over? Could it be a food allergy?

Unlikely due to food: Typically food allergies present with skin or GI symptoms. The skin symptoms are usually hives and itching especially near the mouth or lips. Forehead area would be less likely. Crusting over lesions should make one consider possibilities other than food allergies. ...Read more

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I have red spots at the back of my throat- its a bit difficult when I swallow food.

I have red spots at the back of my throat- its a bit difficult when I swallow food.

Fever?: If you have no fever then it is likely a viral infection. If you develop a fever, headache, abdominal pain or rash then you should be checked for strep throat. ...Read more

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Child red spots on lips, none inside mouth or on body. No pain or itching. No fever or sickness. Not scabs or fluid filled. No new foods Not teething?

Child red spots on lips, none inside mouth or on body. No pain or itching. No fever or sickness. Not scabs or fluid filled. No new foods Not teething?

Could be viral: How old is the child? There are many viruses that could cause red bumps on the lips. If it worsens or a fever develops make sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had red spots-don't itch, not raised, spreading & in spidery clusters after iraq dep. Used prescription urea creams for yrs w/ no result. What could it be?

I've had red spots-don't itch, not raised, spreading & in spidery clusters after iraq dep. Used prescription urea creams for yrs w/ no result. What could it be?

Dermatitis: Get in to see either your primary care provider or a dermatologist before the rash progresses. If you don't know what it is, best to have a medical professional review it and consider diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Small bruise w red spots on thigh, origin uncertain. Clotting/healing/period all normal. My dr did a CBC just in case, & I'm nervous. Possible results?

Small bruise w red spots on thigh, origin uncertain. Clotting/healing/period all normal. My dr did a CBC just in case, & I'm nervous. Possible results?

Do not worry: It is unlikely that there is anything wrong. The doctor is doing the test, more than likely, to reassure you. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD. ...Read more

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I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.

I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.

Red spots: Red spots could mean anything. It could be bleeding under the skin. It could be cherry nevus. The best thing to do is to see your doctor or a dermatologist to determine which one it is. ...Read more

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I've developed red spots on outer corner of my eyes from tugging on them to do my eyeliner. I no longer tug on them, what can help to remove the redness?

I've developed red spots on outer corner of my eyes from tugging on them to do my eyeliner. I no longer tug on them, what can help to remove the redness?

Leave them alone.: Your description suggests that irritation from frequent pulling the area is the cause. If you stop touching the area, it will likely recover by itself in a week or two. But if problem persists, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago I noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago I noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

A: A rash with raised red bumps is called a maculopapular rash and can be caused by many, many things such as:
-food or drug allergy
-viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few
-insect bites such as fleas or scabies
-bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep)
-medication reaction

or it can be seen in very rare things such as:
-measles
-toxic shock syndrome
-kawasaki disease
-meningitis
-stevens-johnson syndrome
-rocky mountain spotted fever disease

the list goes on and on.

The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a high fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.

Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.

Normal post-op: Erythema (red nessof the tissue) is one of the normal cardinal signs of inflammation that occur after a procedure, such as an extraction.
If pain, swelling or fever occur, consult the treating dentist. ...Read more

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I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

Exam needed: Its recommended that you be examined by a physician urgently in order to determine whether the findings are due to allergic reaction, primary irritation/inflammation from abrasive trauma or whether there is a superimposed bacterial infection (cellulitis) which needs urgent treatment. ...Read more

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Red spots and redness on top of glans of my penis. Uncircumcised and never had intercourse. No pain, itching swelling. Just red and scares me a little?

Red spots and redness on top of glans of my penis. Uncircumcised and never had intercourse. No pain, itching swelling. Just red and scares me a little?

Here are some...: Glad, you ask. Clinically, do nothing with these as long as being free of symptoms, but keep gentle regular cleansing without any excessive or obsessive care such as using topical cream; so again, leave them alone. More worry? Seek evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more

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3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

Spots on ACL scar: I would contact your surgeon and have him evaluate your incision. It may very well be "normal" healing but he should evaluate for any possible occult infection that may require antibiotics and/or further work up. ...Read more

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How long could food poisoning last?

How long could food poisoning last?

Usually days: The length and severity of food poisoning depends on the affected person and the dose and type of infection acquired. It is typically past in a few days. Two weeks is on the longer side. ...Read more

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Can my food poisoning hurt the baby?

Can my food poisoning hurt the baby?

Yes: It depends on the type of food poisoning and age and health of the baby. In general, the mom passes the offending organism quickly with little or no harm to herself or the fetus. Some like listeria may not harm moms but can have devastating effects on the fetus. It is wise to eat local or home-cooked foods. Read also: globalization exposes food supply to unsanitary practices http://t.Co/0pdamn7. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from ice?

Can you get food poisoning from ice?

Yes: Not all bacteria, fungi or viruses are killed by ice. That is why when traveling abroad to countries with questionable sanitation, you are told not to drink the water or the ice, bottled or boiled water is the safe, potable form of plain water in those countries. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning spread/attack?

How does food poisoning spread/attack?

Just as it sounds: Transmitted by food but then some can then spread from person to person. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure food poisoning?

What can be done to cure food poisoning?

Time & support: Most of the time, your body will take care of this on its own -- as long as you stay hydrated and rest for a couple of days. If stools are bloody or you cannot even keep fluids down, you need medical attention and support. If it's a child who is ill, they can dehydrate very quickly and may need to see a doctor sooner. Pedialyte can be good for both kids and adults if need be. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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