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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What causes Nausea, Vomiting, Loose Motion, Fever?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a vomit, loose motion, fever, and body ache. I want to know what kind of fever I have. What are the medicines I can use? And what are the health tips I can follow?  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will surely help you out. From the symptoms, you have described you most probably have food poisoning. So for vomiting and nausea you need Ondansetron or Domperidone. For fever, Paracetamol will suffice and for body ache, you should have Diclofenac with Ranitidine...  Read Full »

My daughter is vomiting continuously every ten minutes. How can I control her vomiting?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is vomiting continuously and she vomits every ten minutes. She cannot drink and even take medications because of vomiting. So, how can I control her vomiting? Is this due to food poisoning? If so, how to manage it?  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, Seek medical attention immediately as vomiting can lead to dehydration and other complications. As for the cause of the vomiting, it could be due to food poisoning, but there are many other possible causes as well. If it is food poisoning, the...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old son complained of tummy ache two weeks before. Is it a tummy bug or something else?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5-year-old son recently had a tummy bug. He was complaining of tummy ache and fatigue two weeks before. He was fine the next day but woke up several times that night due to tummy pain. The next day, he got really tired after school and was nauseous. He fell sick around five times th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. It can be food poisoning or infection of the intestine, due to which dull pain and discomfort are seen. So, I suggest you get a stool sample culture test and complete blood count (CBC) done to rule out infecti...  Read Full »

I had three episodes of acute diarrhea. Is it food poisoning?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 46 year old female. Starting yesterday morning, I had three episodes of acute diarrhea, vomited once as well. Those symptoms stopped but I still have a low-grade fever of 97.7 and severe muscle cramps in my legs, chest, and abdomen. I took one Ondansetron 4 mg for nausea yesterday...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello,Welcome to seems to be a case of acute food poisoning too.If the vomiting and diarrhea have stopped then it is a mild case, however, you may have lost quite a bit of body fluid and salts which is causing the cramps. Please take an ORS (oral rehydration) solution according to t...  Read Full »

How long does food poisoning symptom last?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. Last Friday I got food poisoning, at least I think it was that. It appeared within an hour of eating mushrooms and chicken with stomach aches. I got diarrhea, stomach aches, headaches, some fever with chills and sweats. Today the only symptoms I have left ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Gupta Juhi Mahendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your description of symptoms, it is apparently food poisoning only. As fever has subsided, there does not seem to be much need for antibiotics. But diarrhea can be controlled by taking harmless lactobacillus supplements available over the counter. They work like pr...  Read Full »

How can you tell the difference between food poisoning or possible Acetaminophen poisoning?

Query: Hello doctor, How can you tell the difference between food poisoning or possible Acetaminophen poisoning? I ask this because I used the internet to look up for my symptoms. And it is two days since when my symptoms started. I took 4 tablets of Tylenol rapid release and an hour before that I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The active ingredient in tablet tylenol is Paracetamol also known as Acetaminophen. Frequent bowel movements is not a symptom of Paracetamol poisoning. So I will tell that you do not have Paracetamol poisoning and it is food poisoning. Also the ...  Read Full »

I developed abdominal pain, heartburn, and semi-solid stool after food poisoning three days ago. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old male who weighs 52 kg with a height of 5 feet 7 inches. I have sharp abdominal pain, heartburn, and semi-solid stool, and I have the urge to drink water to ease the pain. Also, I sometimes feel nauseated, and my lips are dry throughout the day. I am not under any medica...  Read Full »

Dr. Nitin Dongre

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it seems more like bacterial diarrhea or food poisoning due to viral infections. It can occur due to, 1. Consumption of infected food, consuming food on an infected plate, and people serving food with infected hands. 2. Eating food without washing your hands. So...  Read Full »

What can I give to my 2.5-year-old for a stomach ache?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2.5 years old. For a week, he is complaining of stomach pain. After farting he is fine. Our family doctor recommended one antibiotic for five days and a medicine to avoid vomiting. He had small vomits twice, but later it was fine. Now, after completing the course of medicine he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. Complain of abdomen pain with vomiting suggests that your child probably has acute gastroenteritis or food poisoning. Since, antibiotic is already given and now there are no loose stools or vomiting, there is no need to give antibiotic a...  Read Full »

Why do I have a feeling of nausea and vomiting after taking meals?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a feeling of nausea after taking meals. I was on juicing for three days and I started to have vomiting after it. I went to emergency and I was given medicine for nausea. I stopped juice fasting but I still have the feeling of nausea after taking a meal. I had a lap band bariatric su...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from nausea and vomiting for three days. Nausea and vomiting after meals can occur due to food poisoning, inflammation in the stomach lining called gastritis, ulcer, bulimia or any other psych...  Read Full »

I am having stomach pain inspite of having medications. What else can I do?

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 »

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