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Food Poisoning

Consuming contaminated or spoilt food can cause food poisoning leading to diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, fever, abdominal pain, weakness, headache, etc. E.coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Campylobacter, C.botulinum, Toxoplasma, norovirus, sapovirus, and rotavirus mainly cause food poisoning. Meat, dairy, and eggs are frequently found to be contaminated. Treatment includes antimicrobials and rehydration with fluid and electrolytes, with which food poisoning resolves within two or three days.

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I have nausea, stomachache, gas and diarrhea. Is it stomach flu?

Query: Hello doctor, I got back from a trip yesterday, and have since had stomachache problems. I have had nausea, a stomachache (which sometimes feels like heartburn in my lower stomach), gas pains (that do not go away permanently), and a pretty severe loss of appetite (although I have gotten hungry and e...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms you are describing are mostly suggestive of bacterial gastroenteritis (commonly called food poisoning), which is the bacterial infection of the intestine. Stool analysis and culture are required to confirm the diagnosis. Management is with antibiotics (...  Read Full »

I am having stomach pain despite having medications. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I started having stomach pain after some time of consuming a particular company's product. I slept somehow, but after two hours, I woke up and puked. I am having stomach pain just below where the upper and lower ribs meet at the center in the upper belly. I had Avil (anti-allergy) 0.25 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand you are worried about your health. I know you got digestive system problems based on the possible food poisoning after you ate what looks like a contaminated food from a local food chain. It is a widespread issue, and many people whole eat from outside...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from food poisoning. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I was suffering from food poisoning, which caused me to have nausea, diarrhea, and fever. It went away after a few days, but ever since then, I have had constipation and diarrhea. I feel sick every time I eat, no matter what it is, for hours. Yesterday, when I woke up, I was constipated w...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on your symptoms, I believe you have irritable bowel disease (IBS), an intestinal disorder causing stomach pain, diarrhea, and constipation. I can see you are not vomiting, but there is bloating. Is there any history of the passage of bloo...  Read Full »

I have multiple episodes of loose stools a day. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had food poisoning last week. My nausea has subsided, but I still have runny stools multiple times daily. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The following ways will help you hydrate with electrolytes, take probiotic powder thrice a day. You may take an over-the-counter drug. You may take Bismuth subsalicylate, one tablet once, if diarrhea does not improve. If no improvement is seen, I suggest that you ma...  Read Full »

Acute food poisoning provoked my IBS condition. Will Rifaximin help?

Query: Hello doctor, Eight months ago, I had an acute food poisoning case. My symptoms were cramping, pain, weight loss, and diarrhea. I ate food that was left outside the fridge for more than eight hours. The symptoms persisted for a few weeks, and then I went to a doctor who did a colonoscopy and stool ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They are looks normal. But hemogram report showing iron deficiency even though hemoglobin is normal. IBS is treated with diet modification with regular exercise and yoga. IBS may aggr...  Read Full »

What can be done to prevent outcomes from oleander flowers that I ate without knowing their toxicity?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 60 year old male, who weighs 165 kg, and I am 172 cm tall. I have a bowel problem, and so I have recently become a vegetarian. I ate three oleander plant flowers 18 hours ago with my evening meal, not knowing they were toxic, as I am not a gardener. I found out that they were toxic...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Oleander is a cardiac toxin, and it presents as lightheadedness, vomiting, and occasionally cardiac problems. Ideally, it is advisable to get admitted, and cardiac monitoring should be done. In the home, management can be problematic if there are any cardiac issues. So,...  Read Full »

I want to know about food poisoning. Kindly guide.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old male. I am writing to seek your expertise regarding food poisoning. What are the common causes of food poisoning, and how can I identify if the symptoms I am experiencing relate to it? What are the typical symptoms of food poisoning, and how soon after consuming cont...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Food poisoning could resolve with minimal intervention or be very serious in the clinical course. Typically, food poisoning symptoms start within six hours of food intake. Symptoms could be: Nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, and bloatin...  Read Full »

I may be experiencing symptoms of food poisoning. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I am writing to you because I believe I may be experiencing symptoms of food poisoning, and I am seeking your professional advice on how to address this matter. I have been feeling nauseous and queasy, and the sensation seems to persist. I have vomited three ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It could be related to food poisoning, bacillary dysentery, or acid peptic disease. The crucial aspect of management involves addressing dehydration, for which you should consume plenty of fluids and juices. You will also need Pantoprazole t...  Read Full »

Can my diarrhea be linked to eating sushi the previous day?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had diarrhea since this afternoon. I do not have any pain or fever. I would like to know if it can be linked to having eaten sushi yesterday, in a safe place that I know, or taking Magnesium 500 mg at once today. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! Yes, eating sushi can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, GIT (gastrointestinal tract) upset, etc., if it is not well digested by your body. Again, taking Magnesium also causes diarrhea because it has an osmotic laxative effect and ...  Read Full »

I have food poisoning. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Before detailing my current symptoms, I would like to provide some context. I am currently traveling and have experienced food poisoning characterized by diarrhea and vomiting twice in the past two weeks. I was prescribed Spasmomen, which I completed yesterday. I mention these occurrence...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Thanks for reaching out to with iCliniq. I read your query and understand your concern. Based on your description, you have been experiencing sensations such as feeling weird, a pulling sensation in the body, a floaty feeling in the head, a strained voice, disordered thoughts, clumsiness, and d...  Read Full »

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