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Having headache and nausea. Is it possible to have food poisoning from cheese? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:This is Dr XXXXXXX
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:Hello Doctor, thank in advance for your assistance
User:I'm fine thank you.
User:My wife here I think she got food poisoning
User:She just ate brie cheese about 1 hour
User:and now she said she got headache. like the thing is moving around
Doctor:can you please elaborate a little on what is she having
User:not the migraine type. sorry it;s difficult for me to describe
Doctor:any diarrhoea/ vomiting/fever/abdominal pain
User:she said she didn't feel good with her stomache
User:like going to vomit but is only severe
User:these 2 symptoms
User:she had second days of her menstrual
Doctor:Is she currently receiving any medication?
User:not on any medication
Doctor:Ok XXXXXX
Doctor:In my opinion, the nausea could be related to the cheese
Doctor:Generally milk products are something we need to be wary about
Doctor:As far as the headache is concerned, it could be due to several reasons
Doctor:One is that some cheese have a high quantity of a chemical which increases the blood pressure
Doctor:Secondly, it could simply because she is tired
Doctor:and i think the latter is more probable
User:I see. She said the dizziness is quite strong. Any recommendation for home remedies?
Doctor:First, plenty of fluids
Doctor:In small quantities at one time but very frequently
Doctor:She needs to lie down with her legs elevated
Doctor:Just stack a couple of pillows under her feet
Doctor:Also, I would prefer if you give her an oral rehydration solution
User:Oral rehydration solution?
Doctor:You can make 1 aat home by adding 2 tsp sugar +1/2 lemon+1 pinch salt to a glass of water
Doctor:We usually buy it outside
Doctor:But since its an odd hour
Doctor:you can make one at home
Doctor:the way I told you
Doctor:In some time,she should definitely be feeling better
User:It was very helpful. Thank you doctor, I will do with the home remedies at this moment and monitor her condition
User:Sorry for the late night call.
Doctor:its not a problem at all\
Doctor:I am happy to help
User:Have a good night Dr XXXXXXX
Doctor:you too XXXXXX
Doctor:and my best for your wife
User:thank you :)
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