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What should I eat after food poisoning?

What should I eat after food poisoning?

Depends: There are many different causes of food poisoning, e.g., chemicals, bacterial toxins, live micro-organisms etc. However, once the poisoning has abated, it is okay to take a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils; and low in saturated fats.

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What is safe to eat after food poisoning?

What is safe to eat after food poisoning?

Listen to your body: Ideally, start with copious liquids, then add more substantial food as you feel like it. More gentle foods like broths, bland crackers, breads, etc. Tend to be well tolerated. There is really no strict code on what not to eat.

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Please advise if it's bad to eat nonbland foods after food poisoning?

Please advise if it's bad to eat nonbland foods after food poisoning?

Might stir things up: 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. Rest.

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How long should one stay on the BRAT diet after food poisoning? When can one return to a normal diet?

How long should one stay on the BRAT diet after food poisoning? When can one return to a normal diet?

BRAT diet: As soon as any vomiting stops, it is safe to progress your diet. Apple sauce may actually increase diarrhea. A good reference is the American Academy of Pediatrics heathy kids. Org. All the best.

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How soon can I eat solid food after food poisoning?

Diarrhea subsides: Stay on clear liquids until the diarrhea subsides. It is important to avoid dehydation so liquids are a must. After the diarrhea stops, go back slowly over a 24 hour time span using toast, fruits. Avoid vegetables, nuts and legumes for a few days after food poisoning since their high-fiber content makes them difficult to digest, and they can cause gas. Spicy foods and sauces can also aggravate.

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How long does metallic taste last after food poisoning?

How long does metallic taste last after food poisoning?

Not sure: What kind of "food poisoning" are you referring to? This term is very confusing and needs further definition. The basic answer, however, is that if you are not being treated with medication which may be responsible for the taste, any inflammation of the upper GI tract has the potential for altering your taste perception.

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How long after eating tainted food could I get sick from food poisoning?

How long after eating tainted food could I get sick from food poisoning?

The meal after next: Food can go bad from a number of germs, which have onset of varying times. A rule of thumb I use is the meal after next-of you ate something bad for breakfast you will have diarrhea around dinner-time.

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What are the symptoms of food poisoning and how long after eating untill symptoms show up?

What are the symptoms of food poisoning and how long after eating untill symptoms show up?

Gi Distress: A variety of symptoms but usually nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. They can start as rapidly as 30 minutes or several days. Once the symptoms start, one commonly feels better in 2-3 days.

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How long after eating possibly contaminated food would one suffer the symptoms of food poisoning?

2-6 hours for staph: Food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms, including various bacteria, viruses and parasites, or their toxins are the causes of food poisoning. When you develop symptoms depends on the exact cause of the food poisoning. One of the common causes of food poisoning is due to toxins produced by bacteria staph aureus especially if food is kept at room temperature.

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How does food poisoning work? How long after eating contaminated food would one suffer from the symptoms of food poisoning? What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

Food: Food poisoning is a common condition that results in more than 75 million episodes occur annually in the United States. Close to one in five episodes of diarrhea is likely to be due to a food-borne disease. This means that the average person in the United States will have a food-borne illness once every three to four years. Fortunately, most people recover from an episode of food-borne illness without any long-term complications. The symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain (often aching or colicky in nature), diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody), fevers and very rarely blurry vision or tingling in arms. Food poisoning can be caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and toxins. Some of the most common causes include e.Coli, salmonella, hepatitis a, norovirus and listeria. Since each of these bacteria or viruses have different pathogenic mechanisms, the onset of symptoms after ingestion can widely vary. In some instances, symptoms can start within minutes of ingestion (e.g. If the food ingested contains pre-formed toxins that have been produced by bacteria) and in others, symptoms may take days to develop as bacteria first have to grow within the gastrointestinal tract.

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Would it be common to feel extra tired for a couple of days after food poisoning?

Normal: Yes, that feeling of fatigue is totally normal. You have lost fluids and nutrients so your body is dehydtated. Drinking clear lquid fluids should help those symptoms/.

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Is probiotics good to take during or just after food poisoning?

Is probiotics good to take during or just after food poisoning?

Pro mean with: And bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace. Yes, take after poisoning.

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Loss of appetite after food poisoning. Normal?

Loss of appetite after food poisoning. Normal?

Can happen: There are many causes of food poisoning, but it may be common for symptoms to persist after the actual episode of exposure or infection is over, including loss of appetite. You may need to seek dietary help to insure good nutrition if you are not eating normally. There might also be an aversion to certain foods long after the event that eventually can resolve with time.

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How many days can you be dizzy after food poisoning?

How many days can you be dizzy after food poisoning?

Depends: Dizziness after a gastrointestinal malady causing vomiting and diarrhea can result in significant fluid losses resulting in postural dizziness. Your ability to re-hydrate and how severe the fluid loss was determines the recovery period. This can be modified by blood pressure medication or cardiac conditions. If persistent give your doctor a call.

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After food poisoning, appetite down. Feel full w/ acid reflux after 40-50% normal portions. What is the science that causes that?

After food poisoning, appetite down. Feel full w/ acid reflux after 40-50% normal portions. What is the science that causes that?

Taste buds: The taste buds in your stomach (yes you have them there too - read about them in yourdoctorsorders. Com) will delay the emptying of the stomach so you will eat less and have reflux.

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Will my body ever return to its normal shape / physique after food poisoning in Africa or will I have a bloated tummy / altered body forever?

Will my body ever return to its normal shape / physique after food poisoning in Africa or will I have a bloated tummy / altered body forever?

Here's an idea: Your misfortune in africa may have unmasked lactose intolerance, gluten enteropathy, or both. If your personal physician isn't comfortable doing the workup, consider a gastroenterology consult.

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First time occurrence of very painful ulcers back of tongue for over a week. How do I ease the pain? Started very shortly after food poisoning reflux

First time occurrence of very painful ulcers back of tongue for over a week. How do I ease the pain? Started very shortly after food poisoning reflux

Sore tongue: You can ask your dentist for miracle mouth rinse. Common ingredients are viscous Lidocaine, mylanta, nystatin, Diphenhydramine. This should help relieve the pain while you recover.

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