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How do you know if you have food poisoning? because I have been having diarrhea and chills and it's constant and it is excruciating pain.

How do you know if you have food poisoning? because I have been having diarrhea and chills and it's constant and it is excruciating pain.

DiarrheaVomitingPain: Symptoms of food poisoning are Diarrhea Nausea & vomiting Abdominal Cramps Fever Malaise. And history of eating outside or home when others who ate the same food are also sick with same symptoms ...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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What do you eat when you have food poisoning?

What do you eat when you have food poisoning?

Bland, fluids: Assuming it is true "food poisoning" (gastroenteritis), not active inflammatory disease, etc., brat diet, bananas, rice(white), applesauce, tea, toast; fluids, not just h2o. Go easy on fruit juices (sorbitol content can cause cramps, diarrhea); miso soup, broths. Add boiled, broiled chicken, fish; baked/boiled potato. Fever, bleed, pain, xs vomit, diarrhea, prolonged course, complex pmh, see md. ...Read more

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Can you have food poisoning without vomiting? What's the best remedy or cure?

Can you have food poisoning without vomiting? What's the best remedy or cure?

Food poisoning: This generic term covers a lot of ground. There are many ways of interpreting it. Could be infections, toxins, contaminants that are irritating. There are some causes that affect the lower GI tract without the upper, and vice versa. You need to see a doctor for treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should you drink pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) if you have food poisoning?

Should you drink pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) if you have food poisoning?

Depends: Food poisoning is due to many causes, like chemical contamination, biological toxins and infection. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) may provide symptomatic relief but will not address the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antiemetics if you have food poisoning? I have emetophobia (phobia of vomit) i will do it unless it's very dangerous.

Is it safe to take antiemetics if you have food poisoning? I have emetophobia (phobia of vomit) i will do it unless it's very dangerous.

Yes: They are safe but probably will not be very effective. For the next 36 hour consume only fluid such as gator aide or chicken broth. I symptoms persist or you are bringing up coffee ground material or blood see your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take antiemetics if you have food poisoning? I have emetophobia (phobia of vomit) so i'll do it unless it's very dangerous.

Is it safe to take antiemetics if you have food poisoning? I have emetophobia (phobia of vomit) so i'll do it unless it's very dangerous.

Get over the phobia: A time may very well come in which your life depends on your ability to vomit safely and effectively without aspirating. Please get with a therapist to find inner strength and put this dangerous phobia behind you. This video will help you understand one approach to treating a phobia that the owner knows is senseless -- http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=3y8vks3__ca. ...Read more

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How to get food poisoning?

How to get food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ((Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish,Puffer fish. Some mushrooms > ...Read more

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How to cure food poisoning?

How to cure food poisoning?

Treatment: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary. ...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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