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how long does it take to die after you get botulism

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends...: The severity and time to recover from this toxin- induced neurological disease varies on the amount of toxin ingested and the time of toxin. Serotype ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Definitely not: Potatoes aren't linked with botulism. Home canned foods are, as well as other canned foods that appear 'bursting' before you open them. It sounds like ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ethan Levine
22 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
12-36 hours: Generally, if you ate something that was contaminated the symptoms will appear in 12-36h, rarely delayed for up to a week. There is a very helpful a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Bradin
27 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Prolonged time frame: Depending upon exposure, route of exposure, underlying health issues, course can be very prolonged and require extensive amounts of resources typica ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Hard to say: Creuztfeld jacob disease usually was fatal in about 18 months .The variant form has slower progression.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Varies by temp: Frostbite occurs more quickly at lower temperatures. So if temp is just around 32 degrees, it could take hours. If temp is below zero, could occur as ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Unsure: Bulimia is a life threatening disease. Some people struggle with it for many years. There are self-help groups if you cannot afford a professional. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
How long to get preg: Not long. If healthy sperm is in the right place at ovulation and everything else is normal then one can become preganant within about 24 hours. The ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends : This depends on your age and medical issues. Many get pregnant the first time they have sex. Others will try for months. Others will eventually need f ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Fast for 25yo couple: If both partners are around 25 years old and healthy, conception can occur quickly. Chances of conceiving decrease with age. Adding on fertility or me ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It may take only: One contact.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If you are dry, naked on an ice floe, you are much safer than wet or immersed in water because the heat loss is so much faster in the water.....It is ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Konold
32 years experience Family Medicine
Hartd to say: There have been many times that a "dead" person has been brought to the er only to have them be revived through warming and life support. There is a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
I say wait 6 mos: I tell my patients to wait 6 months. Careful at 46 yrs.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Very little time. : Hypothermia is defined as having a core body temperature below 95 degrees f or 35 degrees c. How long it takes to drop your body temperature to that ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Hypothyroidism: That is complex. A baby born without a thyroid can have life long severe consequences if treatment is delayed or discontinued. An elderly or compromis ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Dehydration: Assuming you don't eat or drink and your body size, it usually takes 7-10 days
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitzi Scotten
27 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on type: For healthy people - there is usually no treatment needed and recovery is fast Pregnant women may pass on the disease and it can be more serious if y ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
About an hour: You will need an eye exam, refraction and a contact lens fitting. This typically takes about an hour.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Immediately: An overdose of heroin may be lethal immediately.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
That depends on: how many you are taking in the course of a day. Addiction is NOT the same as dependency. Anyone taking even 3 tablets a day for more than a week or s ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Huh?: What do you mean by that?
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
30 years experience Dentistry
Dentures: There are many types of dentures to meet various needs. Immediate dentures where existing teeth are removed and dentures inserted, could take less th ... Read More
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