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How Long Should You Wait To Eat After Food Poisoning
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
That depends: That depends on the type of filling. If it is an amalgam (silver) filling i would wait a couple of hours. If it is a bonded composite (white) filling you don't really have to wait at all. If they made you numb i would wait at least until the numb feeling goes away so you do not accidently bite yourself. If it was a very large filling, regardless of type, i would avoid chewing very hard things. ...Read more
Eat whatever you: Are comfortable eating once the numbness has worn off. Obviously stay away from sharp, hard, crunchy foods, chips, nuts, popcorn etc - things that can get lodged in the socket. Generally foods that can be cut with a fork alone are safe to eat. If you have any concerns, please contact your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You may not get sick: It depends on the state of meat before you ate. If the meat was from a healthy animal that was slaughtered and processed hygienically, you may not suffer any ill-effects. If these conditions are not met, illnesses range from gastro-enterititis within hours to parasitic infestations that may take years to express. ...Read more
Recommend that: You wait at least 2 to 3 hour safter dinner. Dinner should be small to moderate. ...Read more
Depends: From a few hours to several days, depending on the cause. Diarrhea resulting from bacterial toxins (e.g. Staph, bacillus cereus) starts in a few hours, whereas diarrhea from salmonella, shigella and campylobacter takes longer, because the organism have to replicate first. You can never blame the last food you ate (or sue the last restaurant you ate at) for diarrhea. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the difficulty of the extraction. I usually tell patients to stay on soft cool foods for 48 hours. Once you get to the third day, my rule of thumb is 'if it hurts...Don't do it!'. ...Read more
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Eating: Always 4 hr to prevent reflex gerd. ...Read more
Unnecessary: Although alcohol while in the blood stream may inhibit some functions of white blood cells, assuming the antibiotic you are receiving is one which is appropriate to the situation it should make no practical difference in the outcome of your infection. Now if you are otherwise immunocompromised that may be relevant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-4 hrs: The stomach will typically empty most of your meal in to the small intestine by 4 hrs. However emptying begins within the first hour so your small intestine may start to "see" your meal soon after eating. ...Read more
Spicy food: One week should be enough to avoid the sting from spicy food! ...Read more
Don't worry: If you are ill, then see the doctor. Otherwise, you should not worry about eating cantaloupe or getting listeria. ...Read more
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