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what medicine "cures barfs"?

JS80

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Oct 24, 2005
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It's either the bacon wrapped hot dog at the farmer's market for brunch or the leftover pork cutlet from last night...either way, I got "food poisoning"...what is the best OTC medicine to stop this madness??!
 

QueBert

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Jan 6, 2002
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I don't think any medicine will do anything for food poisoning, what my friends do when they have food poisoning is drink a ton of water which causes them to throw up a lot but they claim it cleans out their system and gets them over the food poisoning quicker. I am unaware of a pill that will help you.
 

TallBill

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Apr 29, 2001
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White Castle. Seriously, eat a crave case and you'll shit and barf all of the badness out of your body.
 

LikeLinus

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A nurse taught us a trick about this. Take a alcohol wipe and place it infront of your nose and inhale. She said anesthesiologist have done research into why this scent keeps you from wanting to throw up after you wake up from surgery, but they've never been able to pin point it. But they've found that it just plain works.

We learned this after my wife had surgery on her ACL. Good stuff and the wife said no doubt it worked.
 

Slew Foot

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Sep 22, 2005
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Originally posted by: LikeLinus
A nurse taught us a trick about this. Take a alcohol wipe and place it infront of your nose and inhale. She said anesthesiologist have done research into why this sent keeps you from wanting to throw up after you wake up from surgery, but they've never been able to pin point it. But they've found that it just plain works.

We learned this after my wife had surgery on her ACL. Good stuff and the wife said no doubt it worked.
Yeah, we do that in the PACU over here too, not sure why it works but it usually does. However, for food poisoning, you want to get the toxins out as soon as possible, so load up on the gatorade and let er rip.
 

LikeLinus

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Jul 25, 2001
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Originally posted by: Slew Foot
Originally posted by: LikeLinus
A nurse taught us a trick about this. Take a alcohol wipe and place it infront of your nose and inhale. She said anesthesiologist have done research into why this scent keeps you from wanting to throw up after you wake up from surgery, but they've never been able to pin point it. But they've found that it just plain works.

We learned this after my wife had surgery on her ACL. Good stuff and the wife said no doubt it worked.
Yeah, we do that in the PACU over here too, not sure why it works but it usually does. However, for food poisoning, you want to get the toxins out as soon as possible, so load up on the gatorade and let er rip.
True, but still interesting and good to know!
 

sjwaste

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Yup, I personally think the body declares a state of nausea for good reason. Let it get the bad stuff out, you'll stop yakking when it's gone.
 

theknight571

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Originally posted by: sjwaste
Yup, I personally think the body declares a state of nausea for good reason. Let it get the bad stuff out, you'll stop yakking when it's gone.
This is what I was thinking to... espically if it's food poisoning.
 

Pliablemoose

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Originally posted by: Slew Foot
Originally posted by: LikeLinus
A nurse taught us a trick about this. Take a alcohol wipe and place it infront of your nose and inhale. She said anesthesiologist have done research into why this sent keeps you from wanting to throw up after you wake up from surgery, but they've never been able to pin point it. But they've found that it just plain works.

We learned this after my wife had surgery on her ACL. Good stuff and the wife said no doubt it worked.
Yeah, we do that in the PACU over here too, not sure why it works but it usually does. However, for food poisoning, you want to get the toxins out as soon as possible, so load up on the gatorade and let er rip.
PACU?

<----PACU nurse here, and yep we do that too, it sort of works, but I wonder if they stop puking so I take away that evil smelling alcohol wipe ;)

Give me Phenergan, Zofran, Reglan, or a decent CRNA that has premedicated my patient any day :)


And for the OP, there just aren't any good OTC medications that help, benadryl may help a bit, but if you have food poisoning, you may want to barf it up.

If it's not stopped in 12-24 hours or if you get dizzy when you stand up, go to the ER, you're getting dehydrated.
 

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