Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
185 Doctors are Online

Severe food poisoning followed by strong itchiness all over body, sulphur tasting burps. Treatment required?

Hello, I had a food poisoning perhaps from eggs . Severe vomiting , diarrea, muscle pains, heart burn , tiredness. After these symptoms had lessened, I started experiencing strong itchiness all over my body, especially hands and sulfur tasting burps. Is the itchiness part of the food poisoning? Should I let it pass or search for medical care?
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  392
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
General Surgeon 's  Response

Thank you for the query.

Itchiness can be caused by food allergy or most probable by jaundice. According to your symptoms it is possible that it was not food poisoning but HAV infection. This virus infection gets through food and affects liver. Because of liver infection it leads to liver cells destruction and jaundice. So if you have also dark urine and white stool, this is jaundice probably due to HAV infection.
It is advisable for you to have abdominal ultrasound, full blood tests, liver tests (AST,ALT, GGTP) and pancreas tests, urine analysis, bilirubin level.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Mon, 5 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Gastroenterologist Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh's  Response
likely that you had an food borne infection which looks to be settling
itching looks unrelated could be due to side effects of medication you took for diarrhoea
sulfur testing burps could be due to same stomach upset
if there is no skin rash and vmt diarrhoea has settled if u hav no fever then probably you can observe
take some antacid for few days and see
hope this answers your query
please do reply in case of any further questions
wish you a speedy recovery
Answered: Mon, 5 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor