A 28-year-old member asked:
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how long could food poisoning last?

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Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually days: The length and severity of food poisoning depends on the affected person and the dose and type of infection acquired. It is typically past in a few days. Two weeks is on the longer side.
Answered on Jul 31, 2020
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Dr. Vijay Karia
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Food poisoning : Food poisoning generally lasts from a few hours to several days
Answered on Oct 30, 2018

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Dr. Philip Chao
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Usuall y24 hrs: If it persists more than 24 hours go see a doctor. It is not ordinary food poisoning.

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