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What treatment stops diarrhea from severe food poisoning?

Treatment of severe diarrhea associated with food poisoning should focus more on hydration than stopping the bowel movements. Diarrhea is one of the body's ways of getting rid of toxins, so stopping excretion can prolong the infection. If the diarrhea is truly severe or prolonged, a patient may need IV fluids, antibiotics or other medications administered by a doctor. 

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