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Is it ok to breastfeed if I have food poisoning?

Is it ok to breastfeed if I have food poisoning?

Yes.: The toxins should not pass through breast milk. Homeopathic arsenicum album is amazing for food poisoning symptoms. Hopefully you can keep up with your fluids. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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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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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 ok to breastfeed if I am sick?

Is it ok  to breastfeed if I am sick?

Yes: Breastfeeding when you are sick is usually recommended and can provide your infant with protective antibodies. There are some medications that your doctor may prescribe that are not safe for the infant if you are breastfeeding. Let your doctor know that you are nursing and they will either use a different medicine or tell you to "pump and dump" while on that medicine. ...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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Is it ok to have caffeine if I am breastfeeding?

Is it ok to have caffeine if I am breastfeeding?

Yes: A breastfeeding mom (with no past caffeine problems) may enjoy some caffeinated drinks after her baby is 2-3 months. During the first 2-3 months, a mom may be napping between baby feedings, so should avoid caffeine. Also, new babies may be more sensitive to the small amount of caffeine in breastmilk, compared to babies over 3 months. A mom can have her caffeine after breastfeeding, to be safest. ...Read more

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If you have the flu is it okay to drink milk?

If you have the flu is it okay to drink milk?

Yes.: It is ok to drink dairy products while you have the flu. Drink plenty of other fluids also to keep yourself well hydrated. ...Read more

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I ate expired yogurt. Is it still safe to breastfeed or can it make my 3 month old baby sick?

I ate expired yogurt. Is it still safe to breastfeed or can it make my 3 month old baby sick?

Unlikely a problem: I can see where you might get a bit of cramping or indigestion but your system will purify what you eat and not allow anything bad into your breast milk from this encounter. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous that after i eat i need to poop?

Is it dangerous that after i eat i need to poop?

A not uncommon: reflex. Think of the GI tract, starting from the mouth to the exit end. When you start to eat( even in anticipation of eating/smelling food), the entire GI tract starts moving everything downstream by a muscle action called peristalsis. U r not in trouble. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not want to eat food after vomitting?

Is it normal to not want to eat  food after vomitting?

Depends : The issue is what made you vomit. If it was a GI infection you are not likely to want to eat. If this was something which made you dizzy and you vomited, you may not necessarily have your appetite suppressed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get food poisoning? I am feeling sick all of a sudden. An hour ago i had a crab salad to eat...Does it take longer for food poisoning to take hold? Could it be that?

How long does it take to get food poisoning? I am feeling sick all of a sudden.  An hour ago i had a crab salad to eat...Does it take longer for food poisoning to take hold?  Could it be that?

Symptoms : Symptoms of food poisoning usually start between four to 48 hours after eating contaminated food. It is usually because you have eaten food contaminated with bacteria or other toxins. Common symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, loose bowel movements, aching muscles and possibly a fever. I don't know if you have food poisoning, but if you do it could be from a meal earlier today or even from something that you ate yesterday. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take amoxicilin for salmonelia or food poisoning to keep having watery poop?

Is it ok to take amoxicilin for salmonelia or food poisoning to keep having watery poop?

No it is not unless : It is not a good idea without knowing what is the cause of food poisoning or if it is salmonella proved by culture watery poop can be due to many reasons.The commonest is viral infection, next e coli infection, or shigella most of these infections are self limiting, and all you need is fluids to prevent the dehydration antibiotics should only be taken if prescribed by your physician after culture don. ...Read more

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Is it OK to have junk food?

Is it OK to have junk food?

What do you think?: It is called junk for a reason. A little here and there may not hurt you, but it isn't helping you. Are you at a healthy weight? Are you exercising ? That is the key issue. ...Read more

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Is it ok to get pregnant if I have longstanding colitis?

Is it ok to get pregnant if I have longstanding colitis?

Yes: You should be fine, the meds you are taking should be discussed with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat garlic if you have gerd?

Is it safe to eat garlic if you have gerd?

Likely safe: There is little evidence that eating garlic is acutely dangerous for a person with reflux disease. However, many people find that garlic increases their symptoms. On the other hand, some people believe that garlic is good for their condition. An individual may have to rely on their own response with regard to garlic. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take pills without food if the bottle says it should be taken with food? I forgot to take it when I was eating.

Medications: What is done is done. Don't know which medication you took. Some may be taken with food to improve absorption. Other medications may be taken with food to reduce side effects. Without knowing the medication - can't provide a specific response. Try to take with food in the future. Take care. ...Read more

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Should I breastfeed if I have food poisoning?

Should I breastfeed if I have food poisoning?

No: If you are ill and the possiblility exists that you might become dehydrated due to your symptoms it is probably impractical and draining for mom. Mimimize the risks to you and your baby and talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat fruit if I have acanthosis?

Is it ok to eat fruit if I have acanthosis?

YES: Do you mean acanthosis nigricans? Of course you SHOULD eat fruits. The point is to lose weight with exercise, portion control, and menues of high fiber/ low total calorie meals. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more