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I suspect I have a food borne illness. But I have no fever. And as much as I would like to vomit or use the toilet, neither one of those is happening. It's been about 40 hours since the first symptom of heartburn started. Should I ride it out or induce vo
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
In brief: Food Born Illness
Usually foodborne illnesses hit fairly rapidly.
Vomiting is not going to really help you very much. Ride this one out. Probiotics may be helpful as well so pick up some of those at any drugstore and take them twice-daily for a couple of weeks. Things should get back to normal fairly soon. If not see your doctor.

In brief: Food Born Illness
Usually foodborne illnesses hit fairly rapidly.
Vomiting is not going to really help you very much. Ride this one out. Probiotics may be helpful as well so pick up some of those at any drugstore and take them twice-daily for a couple of weeks. Things should get back to normal fairly soon. If not see your doctor.
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