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Is it the flu or food poisoning when i puke?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
COULD BE EITHER: They both can cause nausea and vomiting.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can you tell between the flu or food poisoning?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Difficult : If you have an obvious risky food exposure with other sick contacts then food posioning would be more likely. Otherwise very difficult to differentiate the two, though the flu may have more systemic sx such as muscle aches and pains.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the flu and food poisoning?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Virus and multiple: Causes. Flu is caused by the influenza virus. Food poisoning may be due to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, preformed toxins, e.g., staphylococcal toxin, botulism; chemical contaminants and food intolerance.

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