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Food Poisoning Topic Guide

Food Poisoning Food Poisoning: Food poisoning is caused by viruses, bacteria, toxins, parasites, or chemicals that have contaminated food or drinking water. Symptoms of food poisoning include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, fever, abdominal cramping, dehydration, rectal bleeding, and bloating. Food poisoning usually can be cared for at home. In some instances (severe dehydration) a person may be hospitalized for treatment.

Food Poisoning Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins


loperamide (oral) Loperamide (oral)

Loperamide slows the rhythm of digestion so that the small intestines have more time to absorb fluid and nutrients from the foods you eat...learn more »

belladonna Belladonna

Belladonna is a naturally occurring mixture...learn more »