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Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I THINK I MAY HAVE FOOD POISONING, BEEN UP SINCE 4 AM WITH SEVERE ABDOMINAL PAIN, WAS VERY WAS VERY GASCEOUS BEFORE THAT
I WANT TO THROW UP BUT CAN'T
I DID HAVE SALMON AT A RESTAURANT AROUND 5 YESDERDAY EVEING THAT I KINDA THOUGHT WAS NOT COOKED ALL THE WAY THROUGH
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Enteritis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Firstly thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic for your query.

As per your query most likely you are having gastroenteritis.
Gastroenteritis is inflammation of gastric mucosa.Most commonly its viral.Viral gastroenteritis usually limits itself in 7-10 days,Intially i would avice you to go for stool routine and microscopy test to rule out to rule out Bacterial or Protozoal infection.As therapy with antibiotic has to be taken if its bacterial or protozoal enteritis.

I would suggest you to take a probiotic twice daily.It repletes the disturbed gastric flora hence making digestion better.
Apart from that isaphghullu husk(Metamucil) should be taken twice daily.It will increase bulk of stool and bowels normal.
An antispasmodic like dicyclomine can be taken to decrease pain.

General precautions-
Eat light and easily digestible food.
Avoid meat.
Try boiled food(Vegetables) with spices and herbs for a week.
Drink plenty of orange juice and coconut water.
keep yourself hydrated.


Rx
Tab Cefixime 400 mg twice daily(anti bacterial)
Tab Metrogyl 400 mg thrice daily (anti protozoal)
Tab Dicyclomine 10 mg thrice daily for pain.
Tab Zofran 4 mg thrice daily for nausea and vomiting.
Take them for 3 days.
(You may need a prescription)

Follow up with reports of stool test.
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