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what is food poisoning and how do i know if i have it?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Several types: There are several different kinds of food poisoning. Most are due to abnormal bacteria in food, or toxins produced by bacteria. For most types, symptoms include various combinations of nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and/or diarrhea, sometimes with fever. Symptoms usually start 4 hours to 10 days after consuming contaminated food, also depending on the type and cause.
Answered on Oct 10, 2016
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Dr. Mary Clifton
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Nausea, vomiting: Most of the gastroenteritis we are diagnosing is actually food poisoning. Nausea and vomiting, with or without diarrhea, is likely due to food poisoning. Usually, symptoms resolve in 24 hours or less. I recommend drinking just healthy juices for several days after a bout of food poisoning, so that your gut can rest and heal and you can still get nourishment. Then, follow a bland diet for sev days.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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