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


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Dr. Mashfika N Alam

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Published At January 16, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 20, 2024

Patient's 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 and have taken four rounds of Hyoscyamine 0.125 mg for the cramping. No one else in the house is sick just me. I had a similar issue last year and the diagnosis was food poisoning or stomach virus.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

This 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 the instruction on the sachet. Alsostay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. Coconut water and bananas should be taken every day. Your symptoms should improve in a few days. The temperature is normal. If it rises, or if your symptoms return or worsen, you may need a prescription antibiotic. For now, just stay hydrated and take plenty of rest.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

General Practitioner

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