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Salmonella has given me bad diarrhea. Should I take imodium (loperamide)?

Salmonella has given me bad diarrhea. Should I take imodium (loperamide)?

No: If you have diarrhea from salmonella, you can take clear liquids and a bland diet until the diarrhea resolves. You should not take imodium, (loperamide) as it will hold the bacteria in with the stool and cause your body to take extra time to clear it out of your system. If you develop fever, abdominal pain or blood in the stool you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more


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Can salmonella be cured and is it a really bad bacteria?

Can salmonella be cured and is it a really bad bacteria?

Yes and Yes: Antimicrobials when used appropriately can be useful in salmonellosis but in small children, the elderly and immune suppressed people it can be deadly. Typhoid is a kind of salmonella which can also be deadly. ...Read more

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How long after you ingest a bad egg will you see symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

How long after you ingest a bad egg will you see symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

1-3 days: Is the incubation period of salmonellosis. The strain commonly associated with eggs is salmonella enterica subspecies enteritidis which is able to colonize the ovaries of hens. ...Read more

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How soon after eating bad food would you start feeling the pain of food poisoning or salmonella?

Toxins-min to hrs: Scombroid reaction can occur is minutes- symptoms include facial flushing and sweating, peppery taste about the mouth, dizziness, palpitations, nausea and ha. Ciguatera poisioning is caused by eating certain reef fish contaminated with dinoflagellates toxins. Gi (n, v, diarrhea) and neurological (numbness, dizziness, ataxia) symptoms occur a few hours after ingestion. ...Read more

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How does imodium (loperamide) actually work, anyway? How bad can it be to overdose?

How does imodium (loperamide) actually work, anyway?  How bad can it be to overdose?

Imodium (loperamide): Imodium anti-diarrheals are actually a drug called loperamide. This drug acts on the walls of the gut inhibiting their movement and increasing the tone in the sphincter muscle of your anus. This causes your feces to stop moving in your gut allowing your body to absorb more of the water. The drug is fairly safe, however large overdosing can cause constipation, paralytic ileus or toxic megacolon. ...Read more

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I have been taking imodium (loperamide) pills regularly since 2010. Is this bad for you?

I have been taking imodium (loperamide) pills regularly since 2010. Is this bad for you?

Not a good idea: Taking immodium for that long time is not a good idea as you may be masking some chronic gastrointestinal condition and may need to be investigated and diagnosed.Iwill consult youe doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Bad diarrhoea on 26th in the evening. It carried on on the 27th till about 3pm when some Imodium (loperamide) i took seemed to sort it. I haven't pooped since. ??

Bad diarrhoea on 26th in the evening. It carried on on the 27th till about 3pm when some Imodium (loperamide) i took seemed to sort it. I haven't pooped since. ??

No more imodium (loperamide): Did not take any more Imodium (loperamide) as your body may be trying to get rid of any acute infectious agents. Drink fluids and if You need to take anything for the constipation, use very mild laxatives such as prune juice in a few days of no bowel movements. If the syndrome continues see a gastroenterologist for stool cultures and further workup. ...Read more

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For the past month, for 2-3 days a week, I get really bad diarrhea that Imodium (loperamide) doesn't help with. It also feels like I have to pee even after going ?

For the past month, for 2-3 days a week, I get really bad diarrhea that Imodium (loperamide) doesn't help with. It also feels like I have to pee even after going ?

More questions.: This raises a number of questions. How much diarrhea are you having? If it's more than 5 stools a day or wakes you at night and is associated with pain, fever, or blood in the stool it's time to see a doctor right away. Sometimes medication, for example Prozac (fluoxetine) or Losartan can cause diarrhea. Diarrhea in women can lead to urinary infection. Your MD can help, make an appointment. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How dependent can your body become on imodium (loperamide)? Is it addictive? Very bad post infectious ibs-d for 13 years now. Need to take imodium (loperamide) 1-3x/week.

How dependent can your body become on imodium (loperamide)? Is it addictive? Very bad post infectious ibs-d for 13 years now. Need to take imodium (loperamide) 1-3x/week.

Not Addictive: Immodium is not addicted and can be safely taken 1-3 times a week.But you have ibs for 13 years and you are only 25 years old you should limit dairy products, fruits and artificial sweetners like sorbitol or xylitol and you should have regular follow up with your doctors. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has had a very upset stomach with bad stomach cramping and I wondering if imodium (loperamide) would help him?

My boyfriend has had a very upset stomach with bad stomach cramping and I wondering if imodium (loperamide) would help him?

Drink water: Don't forget to drink plenty of water, strain the urine, save the stone for analysis. You may need stronger pain medications. But passing the done is key. Have you had this evaluatedyet? ...Read more

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How do you get salmonella?

Contamination: Food or water contaminated by material with mostly animal excrement. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Imodium (Definition)

Imodium is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more