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Pepto Bismol 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
I think its possible i might have food poisoning. But i don't think anything i ate can go bad. Would it be ok if i took pepto bismol or tums (calcium carbonate)?
It's controversial. : It used to be thought it was better to let your system 'cleanse itself ' without medication, but studies have shown this to not be true. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can help decrease vomiting, diarrhea, & cramping in some. Please take only as directed & avoid if you are allergic to aspirin. Stay hydrated! simple 'food poisoning' should resolve within 24-48 hrs. If not better by then, or bleeding, see a doc. ...Read more
If I am still recovering from food poisoning but have indigestion for 24 hours is it okay to take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)? I still have minor diarrhea as well
Im going thru food poisning and my waste has gone from a liquid to small solid amounts of pure black im taking pepto bismal?
Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) does: Cause black stools (& sometimes, even a black tongue). 'food poisoning' should end in about 24-72 hrs. If your stools remain black in a week, or if your symptoms persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Food allergies: Milk, eggs, wheat, soybeans, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts ; peanuts cause 90 % of food allergic reactions. Up to 15 million americans suffer from food allergies ; need to avoid not only certain foods but any ingredient that contains proteins derived from them. In some cases, anaphylaxis can result. See http://www.Boston.Com/lifestyle/health/blog/nutrition/2013/11/the_dangers_of_dining_out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure if I have the stomach flu or the indian food i ate didn't sit right. Can I use pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) to help?
Peptobismol: Sounds reasonable. Try it.Get a more detailed answer ›
I ate Chinese food today which was lovely but I slightly overdid it. Now I have really uncomfortable gas pain and tummy pain can I take Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?
Chinese food and MSG: Hello Ms. Cornelius. Just recall that Chinese food may contain MSG (monosodium glutamate) which is a condiment that gives that food its taste. MSG is well known among migraineurs to be a strong food trigger so beware. Nowadays, you can request MSG free menu items. Pepto Bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) GasX, and other OTC products are fine for bloated feelings. Just don't overdo those either. ...Read more
See below: IN Nexium, it is esomeprazole, a proton pump inhibitor. Stomach acids contain hydrogen, a proton. So the proton pump inhibitor decreases transfer of hydrogen to the inside of stomach to make acids. Pepto bismol contains bismuth subsalicylate and it decreases also the secretion of acids into stomach. Also, bismuth can defend against bacteria and virus, and reduce inflammation. ...Read more
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