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Think I have food poisoning. Any ways to ease the pain off my stomach????

Think I have food poisoning. Any ways to ease the pain off my stomach????

GI upset: Ginger can reduce nausea & upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Can rhinovirus cause food poisoning or any other stomach problems?

Can rhinovirus cause food poisoning or any other stomach problems?

Not usually: Rhinovirus affects the nose. Excessive nasal secretions when swallowed may irritate stomach. It won't cause food poisoning. ...Read more

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What foods can help against gastritis and stomach inflammation?

What foods can help against gastritis and stomach inflammation?

Avoid what hurts: That is the easy answer. Other things to avoid are caffeine containing drinks and foods. Chocolate, spicy foods. and foods with acidic content may cause problems. Smoking and alcohol will definitely make it worse. If you must eat foods that have these qualities the consider smaller portions. No real things are "good" specially for gastritis though there may be things that feel better than not. ...Read more

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Does food poisoning sensitize your stomach for several weeks?

Does food poisoning sensitize your stomach for several weeks?

It can: One problem with food poisoning is that the normal bacteria that belong in your gut get disrupted. This can cause problems for a long time (taking antibiotics can make that even worse). Try taking a probiotic formula that has multiple bacterial strains. Use that for at least two weeks to help restore the normal balance. ...Read more

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Immediate pain with eating in stomach...Is this food poisoning?

Immediate pain with eating in stomach...Is this food poisoning?

Not likely: Food poisoning comes from toxins that are already in food - it usually takes hours for symptoms to start. Gi infections from contaminated food usually take longer (12-48 hours). Immediate pain after eating is more likely to be a GI disorder like an ulcer or gallbladder problem, but it could also be from a food allergy. ...Read more

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I ate some questionable food and my stomach hurts now. What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

Several: Nausea, vomiting, and dizziness are common. Diarrhea, stomache ache, and fever can also occur. If symptoms worsen, see doctor because certain food poisoning is very dangerous. ...Read more

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Can suffering a recent bout of food poisoning acquired in a new environment i.E. The west african continent; carry lifelong effects? Abdomen bloated.

Can suffering a recent bout of food poisoning acquired in a new environment i.E. The west african continent; carry lifelong effects? Abdomen bloated.

No it should not.: Follow up with ur dr for any lingering symptom. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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Recently recovering from food poisoning and my stomach is sore?

Unclear question: What kind of food poisoning did yo have? What treatment did you take? You may wish to take an over the counter the medication like pepto bisomol for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have food poisoning or just an upset stomach?

How do I know if I have food poisoning or just an upset stomach?

Why do you ask?: If it's food poisoning, the other folks who ate the stuff are also sick. It's usually moot. Both are mild self-limited illnesses to be treated symptomatically. ...Read more

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For what length of time can an upset stomach or food poisoning last?

For what length of time can an upset stomach or food poisoning last?

Depends on the cause: Food poisoning due to staphylococcal toxin in food usually lasts a few hours, whereas shigella or salmonella may cause prolonged diarrhea. Poisoning due to chemical contamination of food will vary in duration depending on type of chemical. ...Read more

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My dad threw up for 12 hours. Are there 12 hrs stomach bugs or was it food poisoning?

Could be either.: Both scenarios could lead to vomiting which occurs for 12 hours. Assuming that his vomiting has now stopped, he needs to drink plenty of fluids to be sure that he is not dehydrated. If he has any further symptoms, he should see his doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have stomach issues, bug or food poisoning, what to do for relief?

I have stomach issues, bug or food poisoning, what to do for relief?

Gastritis: Without knowing what your specific symptoms are and without a history, physical and possibly labs it is impossible to really know what is going on, but you might try some peptobismol. If this keeps up would suggest seeing a doctor. Hope it clears up soon. ...Read more

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What physical toll does having food poisoning have on your organs other than your stomach?

What physical toll does having food poisoning have on your organs other than your stomach?

Kidneys: Inmost cases, there are no problems with other organs. But the organs you worry most about are the kidneys. Dehydration from food poisoning could cause kidney failure, which is why staying hydrated is so important. In addition, some types of e.Coli infection may damage kidneys directly (not through dehydration). The risk is increased when it is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Two days ago I had food poisoning. I feel better but my stomach has been rumbling constantly since. Should I eat normally or will it make me sick?

Two days ago I had food poisoning. I feel better but my stomach has been rumbling constantly since. Should I eat normally or will it make me sick?

Gastritis: Suggest you start with small amounts of bland food and see how well you tolerate it before launching into a full meal. Glad you are over it, and hope you will be back to fully normal soon. ...Read more

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Are food poisoning and stomach flu the same thing?

Are food poisoning and stomach flu the same thing?

No: Food poisoning refers to contamination of food leading typically to diarrhea and abdominal pain. Stomach flu refers to mild viral illness with a predominance of similar symptoms of abdominal cramping and diarrhea. These may not be easily distinguished clinically. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have food poisoning or a stomach flu?

How can I tell if I have food poisoning or a stomach flu?

Difficult: If you have an obvious risky food exposure with other sick contacts then food posioning would be more likely. Otherwise very difficult to differentiate the two. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the stomach flu and food poisoning?

Depends: They both are general terms to describe one of many infections, but basically stomach flu is a viral illness that lasts for a few days. Food poising is usually bacterial, more severe, and more dangerous. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between food poisoning and a stomach bug?

Onset and duration: Food poisoning refers to ingestion of a preformed bacterial toxin in food. Symptoms occur within hours. A bacterial infection results when a large bacterial load is eaten in undercooked food and causes disease (e.g. E. Coli in hamburger meat). A stomach bug usually refers to a viral infection that is contracted from another infected person or contaminated surface (e.g. Norovirus on cruise ships). ...Read more

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Yesterday my stomach ached, and I felt woozy. Last night I vomited everything. That was it; just tired now. Been eating out a lot. Food poisoning?

Likely yes: Likely food poisoning. Drink plenty of fluids, get rest, see MD of worsens. Eat in more often being careful not to contaminate food with dirty hands etc ...Read more

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Food poisoning or stomach flu, how to tell?

Food poisoning or stomach flu, how to tell?

Usually in...: Retrospect. Food poisoning will affect multiple people, but only those who ate the same food. Gastroenteritis will hit multiple people, going from one to the other. Food poisoning is usually not passed from person-to-person. ...Read more

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How are a stomach virus and food poisoning different?

How are a stomach virus and food poisoning different?

Stomach virus is one: Form of food poisoning. There are many causes of food poisoning and each has different symptoms. Consult this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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Could my husband have food poisoning or a stomach virus?

Cannot tell: Over the internet with no symptoms given ee your doctor if not improving. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have the stomach flu or food poisoning?

What would you do to decide if you have the stomach flu or food poisoning?

Difficult: Both have almost the same symptoms. In food poisoning, the symptoms start few hours after eating causative food. ...Read more

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Stomach trouble that maybe food poisoning or stomach flu. How to tell for sure?

Food poisoning / flu: Food poisoning & 'stomach flu' both irritate the stomach lining & produce similar symptoms. Initial treatment is the same - primarily hydration. Drink clear liquids for the first 24 hours, rest and avoid eating regular food until regular liquids and soft bland foods are tolerated. If significant fever, weakness, dehydration of blood occur, or if symptoms persist, should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do about food poisoning or stomach virus?

What to do about food poisoning or stomach virus?

Gastroenteristis>: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for > ...Read more

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Do I have the stomach virus or food poisoning? How to tell>

Do I have the stomach virus or food poisoning? How to tell>

Symptoms overlap: Some times it is hard to tell. I generally assume that a fever over 101 in an infant or 100 in an adult likely represents an infectious process rather than a food toxin. However, there are some that don't have much fever during an illness & some folks that run moderate temperatures when faced with the stress of a food toxin, or running around the block for that matter. ...Read more

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How would I know if my child has food poisoning vs. Stomach flu?

How would I know if my child has food poisoning vs. Stomach flu?

Very tough: Unless you know the suspected food and are able to test it, or there is an outbreak with an epidemiological analysis it may be very hard to determine the source of self-limited nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. On the other hand if your child has fever, other symptoms outside the GI tract, they probably have a viral illness, although not necessarily influenza. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a stomach virus and food poisoning?

There are a number: Of potential causative agents for food poisoning including viruses (Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A). Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), & toxins in food. Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between food poisoning and a stomach virus?

How can you tell the difference between food poisoning and a stomach virus?

Usually can't: Usually can't, unless stool studies are obtained that detect bacteria consistent with food poisoning. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between stomach flu and food poisoning?

I want to know what is the difference between stomach flu and food poisoning?

Stomach flu is one: Type of food poisoning. There are multiple causes of food poisoning and each has different manifestations. Please see this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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I either have stomach virus or food poisoning. Are their any home remedies I could try?

I either have stomach virus or food poisoning. Are their any home remedies I could try?

Need to treat the: Cause. It is not clear why you think that you have food poisoning or viral infection. It would be prudent to consult your doctor so that s/he may take a proper history, do physical examination and may be lab test to come to a proper diagnosis and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Will flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) help with the food poisoning cramping of my abdomen?

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Will flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) help with the food poisoning cramping of my abdomen?

Probably not: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a general muscle relaxant used for spasms in skeletal muscles....So mainly striated muscles that are under voluntary control....

However, the spasms that you are experiencing from food poisoning are more related to smooth muscle controlled by the autonomic system.....

There are antispasmodics used for the GI system...You should consult your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What do I do if my husband have food poisoning or a stomach virus? Please, need some answers?

What do I do if my husband have food poisoning or a stomach virus? Please, need some answers?

Stomach virus: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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I am having weird stomach pain. Like a quick sharp churning. Possible to get a mild food poisoning?

I am having weird stomach pain. Like a quick sharp churning. Possible to get a mild food poisoning?

FOOD POISONING: Symptoms of food poisoning are nause, vomiting and diarrhea. Sometimes you can have low grade fever.Quick sharp pain can be due to irritable bowel syndrome.Avoid sugarless gum ann caffienated beverages. ...Read more

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I think I have a mild case of food poisoning, what is the difference between food poisoning and a stomach virus and how long does it lasy?

Cannot predict: Telling the difference between these may be nearly impossible. Both should resolve quickly and should disappear within several days. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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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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Gastritis (Definition)

Inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress ...Read more