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I Have Food Poisoning What Should I Do
I ate a little bit of tuna salad last night and i'm still burping it up tonight. I have food poisoning. Is this normal? What should I do?
3yr old vomiting 4 times since 4 am now is 11;00 at first food then seems like mucous no fever yet is it virus or food poisoning what should we do?
Stomach flu: He might got a stomach flu. It easy to get dehydrated at this stage of disease. Be sure that he takes a plenty of fluids ( like gatorade), but give it by small amount (with a teaspoon) every 10 min. If refuse to drink, he would probably need to get to er for a IV fluids hydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Staph: lasts 1-3 days. Viral gastroenteritis can last a week. Anything longer needs evaluation. See doc if fever, bleeding, severe symptoms, i.e. Can't keep anything down or in, other health issues, e.g. Diabetes, chronic illnesses, elderly, very young, rash, joint pains, recent travel, antibiotics in past 2-3 months, etc to make sure of the diagnosis, and get appropriate rx, avoid dehydratio, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are many pathogens that cause food poisoning. It is often possible to sort them out based on onset of symptoms. Most of these causes of food poisoning are self limiting. If you have vomiting and diarrhea that exceeds your input you may need medication and possibly IV fluids although rehydrating orally is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluids, maybe meds: Supportive care, fluids, brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea), maybe meds. Not always antibiotics; be careful using antidiarrheals-can retain the germ. Probiotics can be helpful. Contact md if prolonged, fever, bleeding, can't keep things down or in. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible but...: If one had food poisoning which resulting in severe, intractable diarrhea, one could be very dehydrated and orthostatic (becoming hypotensive when standing), one might end up having a syncopal episode (passing out). Also if you had severe nausea/vomiting episodes and became vasovagal, it could potentially lead to passing out. However, these would be extremely rare and unusual occurrences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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