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What are the symptoms for food poisoning or ingesting contaminated food? Five nights ago I mixed a batter of over-the-counter pancake mix then realized it was old. It had been open on the shelf uncovered. I fried and ate the food anyway. It didn't tast

What are the symptoms for food poisoning or ingesting contaminated food? Five nights ago I mixed a batter of over-the-counter pancake mix then realized it was old. It had been open on the shelf uncovered. I fried and ate the food anyway. It didn't tast

Your: Your symptoms of cramping and diarrhea are consistent with food poisoning. It is very difficult to tell between viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) and food poisoning, but with the concerning food intake then your symptoms could certainly be food poisoning. Most food poisoning will resolve on its own, but if you develop vomiting, are unable to tolerate fluids, have fever, pain, or blood in your stool then you need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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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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Is there a way to prevent food poisoning after eating contaminated food?

Is there a way to prevent food poisoning after eating contaminated food?

Not possible: The definition of food poisoning can be difficult since there are many possible causes for GI illness related to contaminated foods, some of which are related to preformed toxins from bacteria, some to the bacteria themselves, some to toxic materials in the food products. If you develop symptoms be sure and remember what you ate and when and where. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after eating possibly contaminated food would one suffer the symptoms of food poisoning?

How long after eating possibly contaminated food would one suffer the symptoms of food poisoning?

2-6 hours for staph: Food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms, including various bacteria, viruses and parasites, or their toxins are the causes of food poisoning.

When you develop symptoms depends on the exact cause of the food poisoning. One of the common causes of food poisoning is due to toxins produced by bacteria staph aureus especially if food is kept at room temperature. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning work? How long after eating contaminated food would one suffer from the symptoms of food poisoning? What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

Food: Food poisoning is a common condition that results in more than 75 million episodes occur annually in the United States. Close to one in five episodes of diarrhea is likely to be due to a food-borne disease. This means that the average person in the United States will have a food-borne illness once every three to four years. Fortunately, most people recover from an episode of food-borne illness without any long-term complications.

The symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain (often aching or colicky in nature), diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody), fevers and very rarely blurry vision or tingling in arms.

Food poisoning can be caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and toxins. Some of the most common causes include e.Coli, salmonella, hepatitis a, norovirus and listeria. Since each of these bacteria or viruses have different pathogenic mechanisms, the onset of symptoms after ingestion can widely vary. In some instances, symptoms can start within minutes of ingestion (e.g. If the food ingested contains pre-formed toxins that have been produced by bacteria) and in others, symptoms may take days to develop as bacteria first have to grow within the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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What home foods could cause food poisoning?

What home foods could cause food poisoning?

Any: Any food if infected can cause food poisoning. If by home food you mean foods that you prepare and store or can yourself there's even greater possibility of this if you aren't using a preservative. Meats and dairy products are more often the culprit but starches, fruits and veges can also harbor pathogenic bacteria. ...Read more

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Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Not likely: It's more likely to prevent it, as microwaves can heat up food to a point such that harmful bacteria or their toxins are inactivated/killed. There is a rare chance if you are using non-microwave safe dishes, that microwaving could lead to toxic substances leaching into your food which could cause gastrointestinal upset/food poisoning. ...Read more

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Can food poisoning cause colitis?

Can food poisoning cause colitis?

Yes: Colitis is an inflammation of the colon which can be caused by infection. Food poisoning with bacteria or viruses is an infection which can lead to colitis. ...Read more

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Will food poisoning cause long term effects?

Depends on the cause: Chemicals in food such as arsenic, radiochemicals, chlorinated biphenyls can have long term effects. ...Read more

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What are the causes of food poisoning at caf?

What are the causes of food poisoning at caf?

Multiple: Possibilities. Food poisoning may be due to preformed toxin, such as staphylococcal toxin, chemical contamination; and microbial contamination such as salmonella, toxigenic e. Coli. Adulterated or spoiled food may cause food poisoning symptoms. ...Read more

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Can food poisoning indirectly cause appendicitis?

Can food poisoning indirectly cause appendicitis?

Probably not: Appendicitis is caused when the appendix is blocked from its connection to the colon. Why this happens at a given time is a mystery, and probably by chance as the appendix has been there for years without a problem. A viral or bacterial infection if the intestines probably wouldn't cause this, but its really unknown. ...Read more

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Are restaurants cause of more food poisoning or homes?

Homes: The number of homes versus restaurants and the lack of knowledge of how to correctly prepare and store food would greatly outweight the number of food poisoning in homes. ...Read more

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Do bean sprouts cause food poisoning if not heated properly?

Do bean sprouts cause food poisoning if not heated properly?

Can: Several outbreaks recorded from contaminated sprouts/seeds. Some can't be cooked, e.g. Alfalfa sprouts; increased risk with them. ...Read more

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What are the causes of food poisoning and how to get over it?

Many causes: There are many causes of food poisoning and treatment depends on the cause. The causes include preformed bacterial toxins like staphylococcal toxin, botulinus; chemicals; infections like salmonella and shigella and intolerances to food stuffs. ...Read more

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Could food poisoning symptoms be caused by old pots and pans?

Pots: Here's some information on the subject:

http://www. Naturalnews. Com/036029_cookware_non-stick_chemicals. Html. ...Read more

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Are most bacterias that cause food poisoning orodless colorless and tasteless?

Are most bacterias that cause food poisoning orodless colorless and tasteless?

Food poisoning: Many organisms that create food poisoning do so by producing toxins and may not be present in sufficient numbers to alter the taste or appearance of the food. Some, which create disease by direct multiplication in the gut, also do so in numbers that will make their detection nearly impossible. If allowed to progress in growth, changes will occur that may cause you to avoid eating them. ...Read more

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Can cooking food from a packet that has fallen on the floor cause food poisoning if cooked on low heat? If you handle the food after touching packet?

Can cooking food from a packet that has fallen on the floor cause food poisoning if cooked on low heat? If you handle the food after touching packet?

Unlikely: Of course it depends somewhat on the floor it falls on. Cleaning off food that has fallen and then cooking it should protect against food poisoning but then there are some floor you can eat off and some that you would not want to. Evaluate the floor, clean the food and then cook it thoroughly and you should be fine. Otherwise, maybe you need to discard it. ...Read more

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Could having food poisoning cause me to constantly need to vomit?

Could having food poisoning cause me to constantly need to vomit?

Vomiting: Food poisoning could result in vomiting for a short period of time, but would not cause prolonged vomiting. Prolonged or constant vomiting s something that needs to be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause food poisoning?

Food poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria, viruses and toxins in food. ...Read more

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What are the causes of food poisoning?

What are the causes of food poisoning?

Poor hand hygiene: The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene.

Other major ones:
2. Violating regulations in the safe handling and storage of food
3. Food handlers allowed to work while having a contagious
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4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products

this results in the production of toxins or overgrowth of microbes that makes you sick. ...Read more

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What causes food to give you food poisoning?

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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How do I tell what caused my food poisoning?

Not a matter for: Self-diagnosis. There are far too many different causes of food poisoning to provide a brief answer. It usually requires taking a history, physical examination and lab tests of the patient as well tests on the suspected foods. ...Read more

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Where do I go to find most common causes of food poisoning food poisoning?

Where do I go to find most common causes of food poisoning food poisoning?

CDC....: The cdc website at www. Cdc. Gov will lead you to lots of info on foodborne diseases. To start you off, campylobacter is the most common cause of bacterial foodborne infection. ...Read more

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Does food poisoning cause body aches?

Does food poisoning cause body aches?

Possibly: Dehydration from food poisoning certainly can and food poisoning can produce a reactive arthritis. ...Read more

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How do bacteria cause food poisoning?

Uninvited guests: Some bacteria when present in eaten food will result in irritation to the intestinal tract. This irritation then results in abdominal pain, cramping and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can cottage cheese cause food poisoning?

Yes if spoiled: Any food could cause food poisoning if spoiled or contaminated with microbes. Bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungus can all cause food poisoning. ...Read more

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Does food poisoning cause loss of taste buds?

Not to my knowledge: To the best of my knowledge, food poisoning does not cause a loss of taste buds. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning normally caused by bacteria?

Is food poisoning normally caused by bacteria?

Bugs and toxins: Bacteria and preformed bacterial toxins such as staphylococcus toxin and botulinum toxin.
Bacteria are the commonest cause. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning the leading cause of hepatitis a?

Is food poisoning the leading cause of hepatitis a?

Hepatits A: Hepatitis a is an infection caused by hep a virus thta is trnasmited through unsafe handwashing of an infected person. It is transmitted by the feco-oral route. Food poisoning can be caused by viruses and bacteria and can be from their toxins or the bacteria itself.
Hep a can cause vomitng and fever just like any food poisoning but as htey say all that glitters is not gold. ...Read more

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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