Food Poisoning

Re: Food Poisoning

Postby Favor on 18 Dec 2012, 01:31

Medications to decrease the frequency of diarrhea may be indicated but if food poisoning is suspected, it is best to consult with the health care practitioner before taking OTC medications such as loperamide (Imodium), because it may cause further problems for the patient. :) :) :) :)
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Re: Food Poisoning

Postby Vicky on 18 Dec 2012, 01:32

Except for specific infections, antibiotics are not indicated in the treatment of most bacterial and viral food poisoning. Often, the health care practitioner will decide upon their use based on multiple factors such as the intensity of the disease symptoms, the additional health factors of the patient, sepsis, and organ system compromise. :shock: :shock: :(
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Re: Food Poisoning

Postby Jerry on 18 Dec 2012, 01:33

For example, a pregnant woman suspected of having listeriosis will likely be immediately treated with IV antibiotics because of the effect of the infection on the fetus. ;) ;) :)
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Re: Food Poisoning

Postby Louis on 18 Dec 2012, 01:33

Complications of certain types of food poisoning are best treated in consultation with infectious disease specialists (for example, HUS, TTP, bovine spongiform encephalopathy). :!: :!: :!: :!:
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Re: Food Poisoning

Postby Gift1 on 18 Dec 2012, 01:34

The key to home care is being able to keep the affected person hydrated. Oral rehydration therapy with water or a balanced electrolyte solution such as Gatorade or Pedialyte is usually adequate to replenish the body with fluids. :P :P :P :P :P
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Re: Food Poisoning

Postby Favor on 18 Dec 2012, 01:35

A person can lose a significant amount of fluid with each diarrheal bowel movement, and that fluid has to be replaced to rehydrate. Patients that show any signs of dehydration such as decreased urination, dizziness, or dry mucous membranes, especially in the young or elderly, should see a health care practitioner. :shock: :D :mrgreen:
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Re: Food Poisoning

Postby Vicky on 18 Dec 2012, 01:36

How long does food poisoning last?
Most cases of food poisoning last about 1 to 2 days and symptoms resolve on their own. If symptoms persist for longer than that, the affected person should contact their health care practitioner. :idea:
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Re: Food Poisoning

Postby Jerry on 18 Dec 2012, 01:37

The first and most important complication of food poisoning is dehydration. Food poisoning can cause significant loss of body water and changes in the electrolyte levels in the blood. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Food Poisoning

Postby Louis on 18 Dec 2012, 01:39

If the affected individual has underlying medical conditions requiring medication, persistent vomiting may make it difficult to swallow and digest those medications. :?: :?: :ugeek:
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Re: Food Poisoning

Postby Gift1 on 18 Dec 2012, 01:39

Other complications of food poisoning are specific to the type of infection. Some are listed in the causes of food poisoning such as HUS, TTP, or encephalopathy. :? :? :D :D
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