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Food poisoning and Over The Counter medication. What you need to know.

Food Poisoning and Over The Counter Medication

Food poisoning can be very painful and difficult to endure, and although it can commonly resolve on it's own without treatment, the question often arises, can over the counter (OTC) medications help relieve some symptoms and accelerate recovery.


What Over-the-counter medicine helps with food poisoning?

Over-the-counter medicines may relieve some symptoms of food poisoning. Bismuth subsalicylate (also known as Pepto-Bismol) can treat nausea and diarrhea. Loperamide (also known as Imodium) is an antidiarrheal that stops diarrhea by slowing down the digestive process.

It’s important to know that generally these products are not intended for children. The Food and Drug Administration recommends that if a child is experiencing diarrhea they should stay hydrated, drinking fluids and follow their regular diet, although  additional follow up may be required if symptoms persist.

There are competing opinions on over the counter medications by medical experts. Some say that it may be better to let the illness run its course without stopping nausea and diarrhea  others say over-the-counter medications may speed up the healing process.

Should I seek medical care for food poisoning?

You should seek medical attention from your doctor or healthcare provider if you have symptoms including any of the following:
  • Frequent vomiting that prevents keeping liquids down 
  • Signs of dehydration (decreased urination, weakness, feeling dizzy or lightheaded when standing up, or extreme thirst, dry mouth, and throat)
  • High fever (temperature over 101.5°F, measured orally)
  • Diarrhea lasting for more than 3 days
  • Bloody stools
  • Neurological symptoms (blurry vision, muscle weakness, and tingling in the arms)
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Recent Reports citing Medical Care

Yesterday, my husband and I ate at this location, and my husband was poisoned by the Tuna. He got Scombroid and we had to run to the pharmacy to get Cetirizine to cure his reaction. I left them a review on Google and they had it deleted.... See More

Yesterday, my husband and I ate on Simpli Coffee & Kitchen Avenida on Large da Anunciada 20, and my husband was poisoned by Tuna. He caught Scombroid and we had to run to the pharmacy to get Cetirizine to cure his reaction. I left them a review on Google and they had it deleted. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Other
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Fruit loops, Ate a spoonful of fruit loops and one bite tasted funny but I had swallowed it. Went to hospital after feeling I was going to pass out. Got severe nausea and vomiting. Developed headaches as well. Stomach cramps, chills, couldn’t eat from feeling very ill.... See More I have lost my receipt but have their bag it came in. I have medical records from hospital too treated for severe nausea. Having ongoing headaches as well. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Cramps, Headache, Chills See Less

Chicken bowl landed me in the hospital with ecoli! I’ve never been so sick in my life. Had to call the ambulance and hospital stay for a couple of days. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting See Less

Ordered sausage breakfast sandwich in the morning 9/19 Went to bed and woke up chills, fever, nauseous can’t eat anything barely want water. By 9/23 was in urgent care I feel like death | Symptoms: Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Chills See Less

My husband had diarrhea and a high fever after a KFC visit (eating hot wings). He had it for a whole week despite medication. The blood count was like sepsis and he then had to take antibiotics. In a stool sample, a bacterium could be detected which... See More is similar to salmonella and is found in bad chicken. NEVER AGAIN!
Authority has already been informed by the doctor. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Something else
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Ordered double chicken bowl and guacamole and chips, ate around 9 and woke up with intense nausea. Couldn’t keep a sip of fluids down and was non stop vomiting and had pure liquid diarrhea. Went to ER and wasn’t able to hold fluids for 12 hours, whole... See More body started cramping because of the stress/shock. Never again to this restaurant. | Symptoms: Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Cramps See Less

Found shrimp in my vegetarian set (second time) & stomach flu next day | Symptoms: Diarrhea See Less

9/22/22, Food from here. It was a very bad case that sent me to hospital. Was actually getting scared due to the pain it caused. | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting See Less

15th September, A meat pizza I’ve been diagnosed with severe Campylobacteriosis due to this | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting See Less

August 24th, She had a turkey sandwich It was my mom she spent 2nights in the hospital | Symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting See Less

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