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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Food Poisoning From Absolutely Any Type Of Food

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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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I've developed tan-khaki color stool during what seems to be some type of food poisoning. Could this point to possible underlying pancreas issues?

I've developed tan-khaki color stool during what seems to be some type of food poisoning. Could this point to possible underlying pancreas issues?

Pancreas: Probably not but please see your doctor. You might need a referral to a Gastroenterologist. No current need to be overly concerned. ...Read more

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What types of foods do people get food poisoning for most often?

What types of foods do people get food poisoning for most often?

Multiple: Viral food poisoning in the form of rotavirus and norovirus are the most common in the United States. Rarer would be bacterial disease due to staph followed by barillus cereus. Ecoli of various types would be next followed by botulism most rare of all due to precautions taken in this country. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from ice?

Can you get food poisoning from ice?

Yes: Not all bacteria, fungi or viruses are killed by ice. That is why when traveling abroad to countries with questionable sanitation, you are told not to drink the water or the ice, bottled or boiled water is the safe, potable form of plain water in those countries. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Yes: Food poisoning can come from any food item. All it takes is enough bacteria to accumulate in the food so that when we eat it our bodies become ill. Generally our bodies will recover in a short period - days to weeks. (but, those can be some pretty miserable days!) use care when storing food or eating/reheating leftovers. ...Read more

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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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Can you get food poisoning off touching a kitchen tap?

Can you get food poisoning off touching a kitchen tap?

Unlikely: Although some organisms responsible for gastrointestinal infection may reside in water on a kitchen tap you would have to have your mouth on the tap and be swallowing large amounts of material containing organisms in order to be infected. This is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is an illness coming from food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or other substances. Anyone can be at risk, but pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more