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Is Antibiotics Necessary For Food Poisoning?

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Posted on Wed, 11 Dec 2013
Question: Do I need antibiotics for food poisoning?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Ivan Romich (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer: hi and welcome to XXXXXXX Detailed Answer: Thanks for the query. Most cases of food poisoning dont require antibiotics. Actually,antibiotics can be harmful in some cases and cause prolonged diarrheas. So food poisoning symptoms will last for 3-5 days and you need to treat it by taking lot of fluids,easier food and avoiding fats,sugar,alcohol,caffeine and spicy food. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days you should do blood tests and stool analysis. Wish you good health.feel free to ask. Regards
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Is Antibiotics Necessary For Food Poisoning?

Brief Answer: hi and welcome to XXXXXXX Detailed Answer: Thanks for the query. Most cases of food poisoning dont require antibiotics. Actually,antibiotics can be harmful in some cases and cause prolonged diarrheas. So food poisoning symptoms will last for 3-5 days and you need to treat it by taking lot of fluids,easier food and avoiding fats,sugar,alcohol,caffeine and spicy food. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days you should do blood tests and stool analysis. Wish you good health.feel free to ask. Regards