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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Food Poisoning And Food Infection

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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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Recurrence of symptoms one month after initial infection/food poisoning incident. Recurrence has happened in all four people originally infected.

Recurrence of symptoms one month after initial infection/food poisoning incident. Recurrence has happened in all four people originally infected.

Food poisoning: Unsure what the symptoms are. If diarrhea consider campylobacter infection which usually responds to zithromax. Need stool for culture O&P, and C difficile, though first. to rule out other bacteria. See doc/urgent care. ...Read more

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Could lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) cause worse infection if food poisoning?

Could  lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) cause worse infection if food poisoning?

Yes: Lomoti could interfere with the clearance of the toxins from your body and prolong or worsen the illness. ...Read more

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Why do I feel so weak after having food poisoning or viral infection from consuming the wrong food. Usually does not happen. Not having diarrhoea.

Why do I feel so weak after having food poisoning or viral infection from consuming the wrong food. Usually does not happen. Not having diarrhoea.

It zaps you: It draws energy form normal functions to helping and can drain you. You will recover faster with acupuncture and chinese medicine so i recommend you see one.. ...Read more

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Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for food poisoning, got yeast infection treated twice with flucunazole went away , went to dr tested for BV and yeast . Got the meds.help!!

Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for food poisoning, got yeast infection treated twice with flucunazole went away , went to dr tested for BV and yeast . Got the meds.help!!

Persistence required: The balance of bacteria in your vagina has been disrupted and it may take a while to recover. Keep treating the infections when they flare up and over time things should improve. Probiotics may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can food poisoning lead to ear infection and then neck and jaw pain?

Can food poisoning lead to ear infection and then neck and jaw pain?

Unrelated: These represent separate body compartments.There is no way to put a gut reaction together with something going on in the head/neck.. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is an illness coming from food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or other substances. Anyone can be at risk, but pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic ...Read more