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how long does it take to get food poisoning

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Symptoms : Symptoms of food poisoning usually start between four to 48 hours after eating contaminated food. It is usually because you have eaten food contamin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
6-8 hours: 6-8 hours.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Miller
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Time will tell: If you have a not too serious bacterial or spoiled food, then a day of nausea, vomiting, then diarrhea usually occurs. Unfortunately there are bad bu ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
3 days to a week: For the top food-borne illnesses like salmonella and shigella the symptoms usually take 4 to 7 days to resolve. A common diarrhea caused by staph whi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Varies: Staph food poisoning: preformed toxin (in creamy, mayonaise foods), onset 4-8 h after tainted food. Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea; lasts ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not always: Food poisoning refers to consuming foods that are contaminated with bacteria. Sometimes the symptoms of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea start within a ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Generally 1-2 days: Some of the tests can be done quickly such as assays for toxins or antigens. But many cases are caused by ingestion of bacteria and those have to gro ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
6-72 hours: It depends on the infection but at least 6 hours and generally less than 48 (but not always).
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience in Gastroenterology
Quick: Acute food poisoning is usually caused by ingestion of a toxin and the symptoms usually start within an hour. Did you see bridesmaids?
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
It varies...: ...anywhere from a few hours to 5 days, depending on the particular bacteria that might contaminate undercooked or spoiled chicken. But there's no poi ... Read More
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