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Feeling ill after eating leftover chinese food that was reheated in the plastic to-go container. Upset stomach, gas, bad taste in mouth. What's wrong?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Toxin

Food poisoning from bacterial toxins cause almost immediate symptoms.
Symptoms that should prompt one to seek medical attention: frequent vomiting and inability to replace fluids. signs of dehydration (excessive thirst, little urination, weakness, lightheadedness), blood in vomit or stool, diarrhea for more than 3 days, fever higher than 101.5F, or extreme pain with abdominal cramping.

In brief: Toxin

Food poisoning from bacterial toxins cause almost immediate symptoms.
Symptoms that should prompt one to seek medical attention: frequent vomiting and inability to replace fluids. signs of dehydration (excessive thirst, little urination, weakness, lightheadedness), blood in vomit or stool, diarrhea for more than 3 days, fever higher than 101.5F, or extreme pain with abdominal cramping.
Dr. Corey Clay
Dr. Corey Clay
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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine

In brief: R/O FOOD POISONING

Evaluate for food poisoning you need stool and labs screened and a through exam. If diarrhea develops empiric therapy with CipRo (ciprofloxacin) is usually started.
Get prompt evaluation as dehydration can develop rapidly.

In brief: R/O FOOD POISONING

Evaluate for food poisoning you need stool and labs screened and a through exam. If diarrhea develops empiric therapy with CipRo (ciprofloxacin) is usually started.
Get prompt evaluation as dehydration can develop rapidly.
Dr. John Feola
Dr. John Feola
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