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Left packet of rice open for 3 hours. Heard about raw rice containing Bacillus cereus and multiplying when cooked. Food poisoning risk?

Left packet of rice open for 3 hours. Heard about raw rice containing  Bacillus cereus and multiplying when cooked. Food poisoning risk?

Possible: Fried rice is an important cause of emetic-type food poisoning associated with B. cereus in the United States. The organism is frequently present in uncooked rice, and heat-resistant spores may survive cooking. Cooked rice subsequently at room temperature can allow vegetative forms to multiply, and the heat-stable toxin that is produced can survive brief heating such as stir frying. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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What infectious disease could a patient have if bacillus cereus are present?

What infectious disease could a patient have if bacillus cereus are present?

Food poisoning: Bacillus cereus causes food poisoning. It often presents with the "fried rice syndrome": a bout of vomiting after eating improperly cooked, refrigerated, or reheated rice. It can also cause diarrhea. It gets better on its own. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between bacillus cereus, bacillus subtilis, and bacillus licheniformis?

Different species: These are different species in the genus bacillus. Anthrax bacillus is also in the same genus. You may Google each term to learn about their characteristics. ...Read more

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The routes of bacillus cereus?

The routes of bacillus cereus?

Bacillus cereus: Bacillus cereus or b. Cereus is a type of bacteria that produces toxins. These toxins can cause two types of illness: one type characterized by diarrhea and the other, called emetic toxin, by nausea and vomiting. It comes from contaminated food that is undercooked and generally lasts a day. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure food poisoning?

What can be done to cure food poisoning?

Time & support: Most of the time, your body will take care of this on its own -- as long as you stay hydrated and rest for a couple of days. If stools are bloody or you cannot even keep fluids down, you need medical attention and support. If it's a child who is ill, they can dehydrate very quickly and may need to see a doctor sooner. Pedialyte can be good for both kids and adults if need be. ...Read more

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What is the number one way to treat/cure food poisoning?

What is the number one way to treat/cure food poisoning?

Depends on cause: Food poisoning may be due to chemical contamination, contamination by organisms, e.g., hepatitis, giardia, e coli, cryptosporidium, listeria etc; preformed microbial toxins like staphylococcal toxin, botulism etc. Treatment would depend in the cause of food poisoning. The best approach would be prevention. See this for more info
http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisonin. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people cure food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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Which are considered the best ways to cure food poisoning?

Depends on the cause: Food posioning due to staphylococcal toxin is usually short lived and subsides by itself. Botulism may require ventilator support; salmonella may need antibiotics; chemical toxins may require specific antidotes and so on. ...Read more

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Can you have food poisoning without vomiting? What's the best remedy or cure?

Can you have food poisoning without vomiting? What's the best remedy or cure?

Food poisoning: This generic term covers a lot of ground. There are many ways of interpreting it. Could be infections, toxins, contaminants that are irritating. There are some causes that affect the lower GI tract without the upper, and vice versa. You need to see a doctor for treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure food poisoning?

How to cure food poisoning?

Treatment: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure food poisoning?

How long does it take to cure food poisoning?

Time will tell: If you have a not too serious bacterial or spoiled food, then a day of nausea, vomiting, then diarrhea usually occurs. Unfortunately there are bad bugs out there that if your health is not the best, can result in death. If you are "sick" then weak care immediately to make sure you will recover. ...Read more

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Should imodium (loperamide) cure food poisoning symptoms after three days?

Should imodium (loperamide) cure food poisoning symptoms after three days?

No: Imodium (loperamide) will not cure diarrhea. It should be used with caution as it can be dangerous with certain infections. ...Read more

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Dizzy, and I have flight tomorrow. Treatment? Do you think this could be food poisoning?

Dizzy, and I have flight tomorrow. Treatment? Do you think this could be food poisoning?

No idea: Anything is possible. "food poisoning" is a very general term and may cover numerous illnesses. What did you eat and when? Who else ate the same foods and are they ill? Do you have any GI symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain). Need more info. ...Read more

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Best treatment for food poisoning?

Best treatment for food poisoning?

Depends on cause: Food poisoning can come from toxins, viruses, and bacteria. Only the bacterial cause is likely to need medical treatment. For all of them it s important to keep well hydrated with clear liquids that have electrolytes, and to avoid other foods to rest the GI tract. For any condition that last more than a couple of days it is a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of food poisoning and what is the treatment?

What is the cause of food poisoning and what is the treatment?

Foodborne illnesses: Are many including bacteria such as e. Coli, salmonella or campylobacter; viruses such as norovirus and hepatitis a; toxins such as those made by staphylococcus and clostridium and bacillus cereus; and others such as beef tapeworm, paralytic shellfish poisoning, and scombroid and ciguatera from fish...Any many more. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins ...Read more