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A 30-year-old member asked:

I am worried if i have botulism? what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
Critical Care 22 years experience
Paralysis: Botulism causes a type of paralysis that progresses from head to toes. Symptoms usually appear 8-36 hrs after eating improperly canned or preserved foods. Abdominal cramps, double vision, nausea, vomiting, difficulty swallowing and speaking, and weakness that is equal on both sides of the body occur. Botulism is a medical emergency.
Last updated Apr 14, 2014


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