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Can irradiation get rid off food poisoning from e. Coli and salmonella?

Can irradiation get rid off food poisoning from e. Coli and salmonella?

Yes: Irradiating food can stop e. Coli and salmonella, two bacterial causes of food poisoning from contaminated meat and poultry. The bacteria shigella and campylobacter, plus the parasite toxoplasma, can also be stopped by irradiation of food. ...Read more

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Irradiation (Definition)

Irradiation is the process by which an object is exposed to radiation. The exposure can originate from various sources, including natural sources. Most frequently the term refers to ionizing radiation, and to a level of radiation that will serve a specific purpose, rather than radiation exposure to normal ...Read more


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How can you tell the difference between a Crohn's flare and something more serious like food poisoning, e coli or salmonella?

How can you tell the difference between a Crohn's flare and something more serious like food poisoning, e coli or salmonella?

Culture: A stool culture will give the answer in about 48 hours. If you are under treatment for crohn's, your gastroenterologist knows all about this. The truth is that most food poisoning is self-limited though a major nuisance while you have it; the greatest concern is the e. Coli that cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of food poisoning?

What do I do to get rid of food poisoning?

Depends on the cause: Food poisoning may be due bacterial toxins like staphylocoocal toxin, botulism, bacterial and viral infections and chemical contaminats. Treatment depend on the probably cause. ...Read more

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I have really bad gas after having food poisoning how do I get rid of it ? How long will it last ?

I have really bad gas after having food poisoning how do I get rid of it ? How long will it last ?

Bad gas: Flatuence (gas) can be a common symptom after a gastrointestinal infection. This can last several days after other symptoms resolve. If you need to try something to help relieve your symptoms, there are many gas relief medicines over the counter. Gas-x or beano are a couple. ...Read more

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I suffered from food poisoning in feb & i was constipated now I have hemorrhoids and i need to find a way to get rid of them or make them less painful?

I suffered from food poisoning in feb & i was constipated now I have hemorrhoids and i need to find a way to get rid of them or make them less painful?

Usually surgery: Painful hemorrhoids usually require surgery for definitive management. The patients usually request it. Otherwise, try warm salt water baths, zinc oxide ointment, calmoseptine ointment. See a physician to confirm that it is only hemorrhoids causing the trouble. ...Read more

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What can I do to quickly get rid of food poisoning on a dream vacation?

What can I do to quickly get rid of food poisoning on a dream vacation?

Antibiotics: It depends on where you are. 3 days of Ciprofloxacin is often used for travelers' diarrhea. In some parts of the world, Erythromycin or Azithromycin may be a better choice. See a doctor rather than treating yourself if you have a high fever, abdominal pain, or bloody diarrhea, or if you feel you can't keep yourself hydrated. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a fast natural way to get rid of food poisoning?

Docs can you explain what is a fast natural way to get rid of food poisoning?

Prevention: Food poisoning is due to many causes, including chemicals, toxins, live organisms and each needs to be treated differently. The best approach is prevention. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can get food poisoning / salmonella only from meats?

Meat Sallmonella: Anything that comes in contact with the preparation area in items that have been contaminated with salmonella place you at risk. Poultry is most notorius. Some of the recent outbreaks have been from fruits and vegetables irrigated with contaminated water sources. ...Read more

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Could I get food poisoning/salmonella from other meats, other than chicken?

Could I get food poisoning/salmonella from other meats, other than chicken?

Salmonella: Salmonella is a bacteria that is not specific to any particular meat, fruit or vegetable. More common in poulty, but can be aquired in any food item that has been exposed. ...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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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more