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Suffering with food poisoning, vomiting and diarrhea subsided, severe leg cramps. How long will they last?

I am fighting food poisoning that began last night. The vomiting stopped last and diarrhea about late afternoon. I ve had bananas and crackers with Gatorade. The only symptom I can t find relief is leg cramps . How long should they last? Any home remedies for leg cramps besides warm compression which I ve done with little relief.
Asked On : Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic.

The leg cramps is most likely due to dehydration and salt loss due to your diarrhoea. I would advise you to take plenty of fluids and Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) - which will be able to replace your water and salt loss. If this is followed, then your cramps should subside within a day or two. If you can't get ORS, then you can add a pinch of salt to your fluids and also take pottassium rich foods like bananas, tender coconut, etc.

Best wishes,
Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Answered: Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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