Are vomiting and diarrhea symptoms of food poisoning?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: My wife has been vomiting and having diarrhea at the same time. She feels weak and is sleeping a good bit.
Could this be due to a mild form of food poising are something more contagious? No apparent fever.
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
probbaly gastroenterocolitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
These are sign of food poisoning or bacterial enterocolitis and in most cases isnt causing serious consequances. it is just important to prevent dehydration and she must drink as much fluid as possible, even more than 3.5 liters per days. She may lose minerals and electrolytes and water and this can lead to fatigue and even more serious consequances.
So if you cant rehydrate her good enough you should take her to nearest ER/Hospital for IntraVenous Fluid therapy at the earliest to prevent any further complications.
Wish you good health.
Regards
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