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How do you treat food poisoning?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Food borne illness

There are many causes.
Some have illnesses that are self limited like staph and norovirus that are treated symptomatically. Others like salmonella and campylobacter can be treated with antimicrobials if diagnosed early enough. Botulism needs antitoxin and sometimes breathing support.

In brief: Food borne illness

There are many causes.
Some have illnesses that are self limited like staph and norovirus that are treated symptomatically. Others like salmonella and campylobacter can be treated with antimicrobials if diagnosed early enough. Botulism needs antitoxin and sometimes breathing support.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Variable treatments

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

In brief: Variable treatments

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