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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

Should you drink pepto bismol if you have food poisoning?

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Food poisoning is due to many causes, like chemical contamination, biological toxins and infection. Pepto bismol may provide symptomatic relief but will not address the underlying cause.
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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?

Go ahead!

Why do you think you have food poisoning? What symptoms do you have? Taking pepto or tums will not do any harm but if you have no symptoms, why do you want to take these medications. It is not a good idea to take any medication, unless it is needed.
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When you have food poisoning, can you eat bread to soak up the poison, how long does it take to cure?

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It usually takes 12 - 36 hrs to feel better.
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What can be done for food poisoning?

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of "poison". The preventive issues and clinical features and treatments vary depending on if the food poisoning is due to live micro-organisms, bacterial toxins, or chemical poisons. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002618/
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Please tell me how long it takes for to notice food poisoning symptoms?

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Different posions have different lag periods. Strong acids and alkali act immediately. Low dose arsenic poisioning may not be evident for months or years; a lot more are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind?
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When before food poisoning symptoms show up?

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Different posions have different lag periods. Strong acids and alkali act immediately. Low dose arsenic poisioning may not be evident for months or years; a lot more are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind?
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When after eating can food poisoning symptoms start?

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How long could food poisoning take to have an effect?

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Different posions have different lag periods. Strong acids and alkali act immediately. Low dose arsenic poisioning may not be evident for months or years; a lot more are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind?
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How long is it supposed to it take for food poisoning to occur?

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Some poisons act within minutes, e.g. strong acid or alkali. Others may take years, e.g., low dose arsenic poisoning ; and a whole lot are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind?
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How Llng does it take usually for you to get symptoms of food poisoning?

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