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This Past Wednesday I Experienced Food Poisoning . I Had

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Posted on Thu, 9 Jul 2020
Question: This past wednesday I experienced food poisoning. I had sever vomitting and diarhea and then the blood in stool started and lower abdomen cramping. What should I do.. and is this common
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Stool test to be done followed by proper antibiotic therapy.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for choosing "Ask a Doctor" service for your query,

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 (usually a combination of Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice and Metronidazole 400 mg thrice) for which you will need a prescription. So please be advised to follow up with the urgent care.

Meanwhile, drink plenty of water and electrolyte containing drinks like Gatorade. Follow soft diet. BRAT (Banana, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast) diet will be easier on your tummy.

You can also take Buscopan 10 mg thrice daily for abdominal cramps.
Tablet Zofran 4 mg can be taken for nausea and vomiting.

Hope this answers your query
Please let me know if you need further clarification
Regards
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This Past Wednesday I Experienced Food Poisoning . I Had

Brief Answer: Stool test to be done followed by proper antibiotic therapy. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for choosing "Ask a Doctor" service for your query, 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 (usually a combination of Ciprofloxacin 500 mg twice and Metronidazole 400 mg thrice) for which you will need a prescription. So please be advised to follow up with the urgent care. Meanwhile, drink plenty of water and electrolyte containing drinks like Gatorade. Follow soft diet. BRAT (Banana, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast) diet will be easier on your tummy. You can also take Buscopan 10 mg thrice daily for abdominal cramps. Tablet Zofran 4 mg can be taken for nausea and vomiting. Hope this answers your query Please let me know if you need further clarification Regards