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How can I treat food poisoning?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Depends on type

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: Depends on type

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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