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.
It depends. Hi, most of the time the symptoms attributed to food poisoning are actually caused by a stomach virus. Food poisoning is caused by a number of bacteria and the treatments vary depending on the cause. Most of the time treatment is hydration and a bland diet until symptoms resolve. If you see blood in your stool, have severe abdominal pain or are unable to keep fluids down you need to be seen.