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Treatment for food poisoning and associated symptoms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am having very bad stomach cramps which i think may be from food poisioning, i want to know how to make them stop
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I ate mushrooms with diner last night and some were starting to get spoiled
Doctor :   Since when are you having it?
User :   i ate the ones i thought were ok , i guess not
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have felt very sick since about 4 hours
Doctor :   Ok
User :   diarrhea nausea
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It does look like a food infection
User :   but the worst is waves of awful twisting cramps
User :   anything to stop these cramps
Doctor :   and it is good to start on antibiotics to prevent much of discomfort
Doctor :   just antispasmodics will also not work
Doctor :   antibiotic itself shall subside that cramps
Doctor :   I have noticed that in my clinical practice
User :   ok letme see what i have in the house
Doctor :   So I recommend you to see a GP
Doctor :   and get the antibiotic prescription
Doctor :   meanwhile for pain, if it is unbearable
Doctor :   you can take Tylenol
Doctor :   and also some deep breaths and rest
User :   i have a generic for omnicef?
User :   not sure whatthatis
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   that is an antibiotic, I guess
User :   i dont think i can really go sit in a waiting foom rigt now
Doctor :   cefdinir
User :   yes
Doctor :   it should be taken only on prescription
User :   ok
Doctor :   Or call your doctor
Doctor :   about it
Doctor :   He shall be able to help you
User :   i think the only pain med i have right now is excedrine
User :   no tylonal
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You can take that for temporary relief
User :   ok
Doctor :   but again I repeat Tylenol
Doctor :   sorry antibiotic not Tylenol
User :   so no excedrine?
Doctor :   it was just a slip
Doctor :   dont mind
Doctor :   Antibiotic is the key
User :   will it start working right away?
Doctor :   Tylenol/Excedrine for temporary relief
Doctor :   Antibiotic does
Doctor :   this painkiller, does help to some extent only
User :   people online said charcol tablets?
Doctor :   if it is very severe, then you should go to the ER and get a shot for pain
Doctor :   Charcoal tabs are effective
Doctor :   if there is too much of gas
Doctor :   otherwise, not required
User :   ok
User :   so would u recomend taking one of these antbiotic pills i have here if i cant get to gp today
User :   and am i a lot of pain
Doctor :   No, I cannot do that
Doctor :   You should get a prescription for the right antibiotic
Doctor :   it is mandatory
Doctor :   if not GP, then ER atleast
User :   the info online doesn't say that for food poisining
User :   ?
Doctor :   Sorry, what you mean?
User :   what i have red does not say antibiotic right away
Doctor :   Ok, but if the pain is severe
Doctor :   and also accompanied by nausea and diarrhea
Doctor :   which can start as vomiting as well
Doctor :   antibiotic would be the treatment of choice
User :   ok is ibuprofin better than excedrine
Doctor :   Excedrine is better
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   just what to do at home bc i dont have a phone here or a gp in the area
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Take good amount of fluids
Doctor :   and hygienic food
Doctor :   take rest
Doctor :   and visit the doctor as early as possible
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no
Doctor :   hanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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