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What medicine is there to treat food poisoning?

What medicine is there to treat food poisoning?

Time and Fluids: Meds for symptoms: uncontrolled vomiting (zofran, phenergan, compazine). Moderate diarrhea - imodium. Since most food poisoning is self-limited, pushing fluids and getting rest is best most of the time. If high fever, severe abdominal pain, bloody stools, or are sick for more than 48 hours, see a doctor! you may need antibiotics and IV fluids. Xifaxan (rifaximin) is a nice antibiotic for traveller's diarrhea. ...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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How can I treat food poisoning?

How can I treat food poisoning?

Symptomatically: For the most part. Although some causes of foodborne gastroenteritis should not be treated with anti-diarrheal meds despite diarrhea because shigella and e. Coli o157 can be made worse. Remember some foodborne diseases are not specifically gastrointestinal such as botulism and amnestied shellfish poisoning and scombroid fish poisoning. ...Read more

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How do you treat food poisoning?

How do you treat food poisoning?

Fluids, maybe meds: Supportive care, fluids, brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea), maybe meds. Not always antibiotics; be careful using antidiarrheals-can retain the germ. Probiotics can be helpful. Contact md if prolonged, fever, bleeding, can't keep things down or in. ...Read more

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What is the number one way to treat/cure food poisoning?

What is the number one way to treat/cure food poisoning?

Depends on cause: Food poisoning may be due to chemical contamination, contamination by organisms, e.g., hepatitis, giardia, e coli, cryptosporidium, listeria etc; preformed microbial toxins like staphylococcal toxin, botulism etc. Treatment would depend in the cause of food poisoning. The best approach would be prevention. See this for more info http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisonin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food poisoning. How do you treat it?.

What are the symptoms of food poisoning. How do you treat it?.

Hmm: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain within a few hours of ingestion. Provided your symptoms get better in a day or , fluids and supportive measures should take care o it . If symptoms persist more than a day or 2 a more complete history and physical by your doctor is advised. ...Read more

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How do I treat e coli food poisoning?

How do I treat e coli food poisoning?

Homeopathy: Hopefully you are better now...If it is bad and you are getting dehydrated, you need to be seen. My favorite treatment for food poisoning (vomiting and diarrhea) is homeopathic arsenicum album.. It works wonderfully. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a stomach ache from food poisoning ?

What is the best way to treat a stomach ache from food poisoning ?

Food posoning: most food poisoning is self limited and will resolve with a short period. Clear liquids only for 24 hours should help it resolve. If persistant vomiting or diarhea go to Emergency room ...Read more

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Hello! This is Lakshmi from India. From last two weeks m suffering from food poisoning. Took few medicines but not well yet. Vomiting after eating.

Food poisoning: is very common but Most cases are mild, self-limiting, and improve with supportive nonspecific symptomatic treatments- Aggressive Re-HYDRATION. If you are still having symptoms 2 weeks out you may need appropriate antibiotics.. ...Read more

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Can salmonella food poisoning have any serious long term effects after treated/cured? Can it lead to different problems? Ex: chickenpox into shingles?

Can salmonella food poisoning have any serious long term effects after treated/cured? Can it lead to different problems? Ex: chickenpox into shingles?

No long term effects: Once in a while, people become carriers of Salmonella for a few weeks or months after they get over the initial infection. However, this is rare and harmless. It creates risk for other persons potentially exposed to your feces, but that's prevented by everyday, standard hygiene, like hand washing after toilet. So don't worry about this at all. ...Read more

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My niece who's 3 has been throwing up almost for 12 hours. No fever, no food poisoning. She can't even get any medicine she throws up. What can it be?

My niece who's 3 has been throwing up almost for 12 hours. No fever, no food poisoning. She can't even get any medicine she throws up. What can it be?

See a pediatrician: Your niece is at risk of becoming seriously dehydrated and should be seen by a doctor, both for diagnostic purposes as well as to check her for the secondary effects of inability to keep things down. There are antinausea preparations that can be given by rectal suppository. Go and have her seen and hope she is better soon. ...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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How to get food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ((Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish,Puffer fish. Some mushrooms > ...Read more

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How to cure food poisoning?

How to cure food poisoning?

Treatment: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning spread?

How does food poisoning spread?

By what you eat: Food poisoning doesn't spread from person to person. Rather, bacteria or virus is eaten which causes a reaction in your body. Everyone who eats the same food has similar reaction i.e. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , abdominal pain, etc. ...Read more

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How is food poisoning diagnosed?

How is food poisoning diagnosed?

Clinically: It is usually a clinical diagnosis based on the presentation. Sometimes we will get stool studies depending on the clinical circumstances. ...Read more

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What to do about food poisoning?

What to do about food poisoning?

FOOD POISONING: Avoid uncooked food and tapwater.Well cooked kills bacteria and spores.Take extra precautions while traveling to underdeveloped regions in the world. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins ...Read more