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Do I have food poisoning or am I just sick like with flu?

Do I have food poisoning or am I just sick like with flu?

Symptoms?: The flu usually causes fever - food poisoning doesn't. Flu causes muscle aches and headache. Food poisoning doesn't but causes nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. The flu is contagious in the air - other friends/family sick? Food poisoning is clustered around a meal - other people who ate what you ate sick? Food poisoning usually passes in 24-48 hours. Flu may last a week. ...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 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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What to do if I have food poisoning, what can I do?

What to do if I have food poisoning, what can I do?

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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What should I do if I have got food poisoning?

What should I do if I have got food poisoning?

This depends: Botulism is a form of food poisoning and you should probably see your doctor. Other types of food-poisoning are self-limited and get better with rest and liquids. Serious symptoms that should not be ignored include fever, worsening abdominal pain and blood in your stool. ...Read more

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Accidentally drank expired blue lemonade. Threw up right away (unintentionally). Do I/will I have food poisoning or did it reject?

Accidentally drank expired blue lemonade. Threw up right away (unintentionally). Do I/will I have food poisoning or did it reject?

Expired lemonade: It if likely by vomiting you removed most of any toxins that may cause food toxicity. Watch for other symptoms such as further vomiting and diarrhea. Stay well hydrated. All the best. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have food poisoning or virus?

A virus could cause food poisoning.: cause food poisoning. Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.) or viruses ((Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A). ...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

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