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Over The Counter Medication For Food Poisoning
What are the symptoms for food poisoning or ingesting contaminated food? Five nights ago I mixed a batter of over-the-counter pancake mix then realized it was old. It had been open on the shelf uncovered. I fried and ate the food anyway. It didn't tast
Your: Your symptoms of cramping and diarrhea are consistent with food poisoning. It is very difficult to tell between viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) and food poisoning, but with the concerning food intake then your symptoms could certainly be food poisoning. Most food poisoning will resolve on its own, but if you develop vomiting, are unable to tolerate fluids, have fever, pain, or blood in your stool then you need to be seen as an emergency.
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
Can you get food poisoning from pizza left out on the counter (in the box) overnight? What about a couple days?
I've been diagnosed with ibs recently because had gastroenteritis 3 months ago through food poisoning I'm taking the ib s medication but noises still?
34 weeks pg. Food poisoning. My dr told me to take metrodin. It is some hormonal drug I guess so am resistant. Should I take it or any other med?
Metrodin: I am not aware of any use of Metrodin in pregnancy, at least in normal pregnancy. You should ask your doctor to explain the rationale for that.
Yes: It depends on the type of food poisoning and age and health of the baby. In general, the mom passes the offending organism quickly with little or no harm to herself or the fetus. Some like listeria may not harm moms but can have devastating effects on the fetus. It is wise to eat local or home-cooked foods. Read also: globalization exposes food supply to unsanitary practices http://t.Co/0pdamn7.See 2 more doctor answers
Time & support: Most of the time, your body will take care of this on its own -- as long as you stay hydrated and rest for a couple of days. If stools are bloody or you cannot even keep fluids down, you need medical attention and support. If it's a child who is ill, they can dehydrate very quickly and may need to see a doctor sooner. Pedialyte can be good for both kids and adults if need be.
Where to begin...: Some examples.... 1. The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene. Other major ones: 2. Unsafe handling and storage of food 3. Handling food while having a contagious illness 4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products, ending up on your table 5. Using contaminated food in your recipes (e.g. bloated cans of vegetables, unpasteurized honey, others
Not a matter for: Self-diagnosis. There are far too many different causes of food poisoning to provide a brief answer. It usually requires taking a history, physical examination and lab tests of the patient as well tests on the suspected foods.
Bland, fluids: Assuming it is true "food poisoning" (gastroenteritis), not active inflammatory disease, etc., brat diet, bananas, rice (white), applesauce, tea, toast; fluids, not just h2o. Go easy on fruit juices (sorbitol content can cause cramps, diarrhea); miso soup, broths. Add boiled, broiled chicken, fish; baked/boiled potato. Fever, bleed, pain, xs vomit, diarrhea, prolonged course, complex pmh, see md.See 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, .See 1 more doctor answer
What is the metal?: Although it is not food poisoning - if one had a spoon made of lead or another toxic metal - that may adversely affect health.
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