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Can food stored in a metal container poison you?

Can food stored in a metal container poison you?

Depends: Usually if it's stainless steel, it'll be ok, but if it's a pewter or lead container, then i would avoid eating tose foods. I don't think that this is much of an issue in this day and age, but heating foods in the microwave with saran wrap over them can put toxins in the food. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from the metal in spoons?

Can you get food poisoning from the metal in spoons?

What is the metal?: Although it is not food poisoning - if one had a spoon made of lead or another toxic metal - that may adversely affect health. ...Read more

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What are some foods poisoning symptoms?

What are some foods  poisoning symptoms?

Variable: Food poisoning may be due to chemicals, biological toxins, and live mico-organisms. The common symptoms are nausea, vomiting diarrhoea but there are many variations. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/understanding-food-poisoning-symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do when food poisoned from old food?

What to do when food poisoned from old food?

Depends on : Symptoms. Old food is not necessarily poisoned. If you have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and have more than a couple of episodes of vomiting/diarrhea, it would be time to see your doctor or visit the emergency department of your nearest hospital. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if someone poisoned my food?

Can you tell me how to know if someone poisoned my food?

No easy answer: Without really knowing what you are looking for and having available expensive testing, you'll probably never be able to tell. I wish it were easier to discover this but it's actually very difficult. ...Read more

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How to get food poisoning?

How to get food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ((Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish,Puffer fish. Some mushrooms > ...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 is food poisoning diagnosed?

How is food poisoning diagnosed?

Clinically: It is usually a clinical diagnosis based on the presentation. Sometimes we will get stool studies depending on the clinical circumstances. ...Read more

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Can you passout from food poisoning?

Can you passout from food poisoning?

Possible but...: If one had food poisoning which resulting in severe, intractable diarrhea, one could be very dehydrated and orthostatic (becoming hypotensive when standing), one might end up having a syncopal episode (passing out). Also if you had severe nausea/vomiting episodes and became vasovagal, it could potentially lead to passing out. However, these would be extremely rare and unusual occurrences. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of food poisoning?

Food poisoning: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains are the most frequent ones. Depends on the poison, there may be some general weakness, fever, dizziness, fatigue and more serious symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help food poisoning?

Prevention: Food poisoning may be due to contamination by chemicals, biological toxins, live micro-organisms and spoilt foods. Each requires a different approach for diagnosis and treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of food poisoning?

What is the prognosis of food poisoning?

Resolves on its own: Most food borne illnesses resolve spontaneously within 24-48 hours. Hydration becomes the biggest concern. ...Read more

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Could you get food poisoning from chips?

Could you get food poisoning from chips?

Unlikely but possabl: The dry and salty nature of most chips make them an unlikely source of food poisoning as germs are unlikely to survive for extended periods on this surface. However, the chip bowl may be tainted as well as the hands that put them out. The dip is a more likely source due to the moisture content and mix of nutrients germs love. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have food poisoning?

What should I do if I have food poisoning?

Depends on cause: Food poisoning may be due chemicals, bacterial toxins, bacterial and viral infections, and parasites. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have food poisoning?

How to determine if I have food poisoning?

Variable: There are many different causes of food poisoning, e.g., chemicals, bacterial toxins, live micro-organism and each has different clinical picture. Most cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have food poisoning?

What should I eat if I have food poisoning?

Anything tolerated: Whatever you eat won't affect the effects from food poisoning but spicy and greasy foods tend to be more irritating to the guts. ...Read more

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What causes food to give you food poisoning?

Food poisoning: can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ((Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish,Puffer fish. Some mushrooms such as Amanita ...Read more

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