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Bacteria, viruses common causes of foodborne illnesses

Galveston County Daily News, July 24, 2013

 

In this week’s Keeping Kids Healthy column by UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly: Treatment for most foodborne illnesses is usually fluid replacement with Pedialyte or Oralyte. Gatorade does not have enough important minerals. Bismuth subsalicylate or Pepto-Bismol may help slow down the symptoms. Imodium may be used, but if there is fever or blood in the stools, it may make things worse. If there is fever more than 101.5 degrees, dizziness, dry mouth, bloody diarrhea or if the diarrhea last more than three days, you should see your doctor.

 




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