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Allenhurst, NJ
A 21-year-old female asked:

How long after eating a bad hot dog should my belly feel better?after how many days should i worry if i still have diarrhea? day 3 belly still upset

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Dr. Shelly Ludwig
48 years experience
Don't be too worried: No set figure for length of symptoms with food poisoning. Many times diarrhea is caused from what you eat after the bad food and not the food itself. May have ongoing diarrhea from excessive intake of dairy, caffeine or fats. If diarrhea lasts more than 7 days or is associated with blood, fever, vomiting, chills seek medical help otherwise it should stop soon.
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