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I've been suffering from food poisoning since Saturday, fever/chills passed but diarrhoea still here after 6 days - should I seek help?

I've been suffering from food poisoning since Saturday, fever/chills passed but diarrhoea still here after 6 days - should I seek help?

Seek immediate care: You must be examined and treated before you develop electrolyte imbalance or dehydration. I suggest immediate evaluation today at ER or UC clinic. ...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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My niece who's 3 has been throwing up almost for 12 hours. No fever, no food poisoning. She can't even get any medicine she throws up. What can it be?

My niece who's 3 has been throwing up almost for 12 hours. No fever, no food poisoning. She can't even get any medicine she throws up. What can it be?

See a pediatrician: Your niece is at risk of becoming seriously dehydrated and should be seen by a doctor, both for diagnostic purposes as well as to check her for the secondary effects of inability to keep things down. There are antinausea preparations that can be given by rectal suppository. Go and have her seen and hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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Can I tell my primary school students that typhoid fever is equal to salmonella food poisoning?

Can I tell my primary school students that typhoid fever is equal to salmonella food poisoning?

No: No. Salmonella is a common cause of food-borne diarrhea in the U.S. Typhoid fever, caused by a specific of salmonella, is rarely seen in non-travelers, and causes a more systemic illness. People with typhoid have fever and belly pain, but often don't have diarrhea. ...Read more

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My 2 year old vomited last night 5 times with no fever, no vomiting since but she now has a fever between 100 & 101f. Is this food poisoning or flu?

My 2 year old vomited last night 5 times with no fever, no vomiting since but she now has a fever between 100 & 101f. Is this food poisoning or flu?

Fever and vomiting: Some food poisoning does have fever associated with it. The time of onset of symptoms and history of other people who had the same food getting simialr symptoms can help. Also, viral gastroenteritis usually does not have blood in the stools. There is usually otyher children/adults who have been sick with viral gastorenteritis as well. ...Read more

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3yr old vomiting 4 times since 4 am now is 11;00 at first food then seems like mucous no fever yet is it virus or food poisoning what should we do?

3yr old vomiting 4 times since 4 am now is 11;00 at first food then seems like mucous no fever yet is it virus or food poisoning what should we do?

Stomach flu: He might got a stomach flu. It easy to get dehydrated at this stage of disease. Be sure that he takes a plenty of fluids (like gatorade), but give it by small amount (with a teaspoon) every 10 min. If refuse to drink, he would probably need to get to er for a IV fluids hydration. ...Read more

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Nausious after eating feel like vomiting but haven't, no diariah, slight fever and body aches. Mild case of food poisoning?

Nausious after eating feel like vomiting but haven't, no diariah, slight fever and body aches. Mild case of food poisoning?

It's possible, but..: Your symptoms are too nonspecific. Your limited information does not provide a context for symptom onset, severity, or duration. Especially if distress persists, or is accompanied by bleeding, worsening pain, lightheadedness, or development of vomiting or fever, then get a good examination with appropriate testing for reassurance and/or treatment. ...Read more

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What can you do if you ate sufferinf from food poisoning and you keep throwing up and running off the bile?

What can you do if you ate sufferinf from food poisoning and you keep throwing up and running off the bile?

Food poisoning: Most food poisoning are self-limited. Keep your self well hydrated with fluids and electrolytes. Take yogurt and over the counter probiotics. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of food poisoning vs symptoms of flu?

Cramps vs cough: Food poisoning is mostly cramping and diarrhea. Flu is a severe upper respiratory illness with a cough. ...Read more

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What are the flu and food poisoning?

What are the flu and food poisoning?

Virus and multiple: Causes. Flu is caused by the influenza virus. Food poisoning may be due to bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, preformed toxins, e.g., staphylococcal toxin, botulism; chemical contaminants and food intolerance. ...Read more

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How can you tell between the flu or food poisoning?

How can you tell between the flu or food poisoning?

Difficult: If you have an obvious risky food exposure with other sick contacts then food posioning would be more likely. Otherwise very difficult to differentiate the two, though the flu may have more systemic sx such as muscle aches and pains. ...Read more

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How are food poisoning symptoms and flu symptoms different?

GI vs respiratory: Flu symptoms are usually due to damage to the upper airways and lungs, like, runny nose, fever, aches, cough, difficulty breathing. Food poisoning usually causes stomach ache, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. See this for flu symptoms. Food poisoning is much more variable.
http://www. Webmd. Com/cold-and-flu/flu-guide/flu-symptoms-types. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between food poisoning and the flu?

How can you tell the difference between food poisoning and the flu?

Poison v. flu: Most food poisoning is acute and relates to the ingestion of a spoiled or toxic food minutes to hours prior to the symptoms which mostly are gastrointestinal. Botulinum causes its own special systemic paralytic poisoning. The flu is upper respiratory causing nasal discharge, fever, coughing, sore throat and so on. It is of slow onset and worsens over a 3-4 day interval before abating. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many hours for food poisoning to start/ and flu symptoms to start?

Variable: Depending on the agent responsible for food poisoning, it could start in minutes to months. Flu has an incubation period of 1-4 days, usually about 2 days. ...Read more

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Is it flu or food poisoning from sprouts?

Virus: Flu is caused by influenza virus, not by food. Food poisoning is caused by bad bacteria that grows in the improperly stored or cooked food. ...Read more

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What's the difference between flu and food poisoning?

What's the difference between flu and food poisoning?

Much: ''flu'' is a meaningless term; tummy flu; respiratory flu. Stop 2 completely different organ systems.

If I get thee, one and the same. Tainted food eaten. About 4 to 12 hours coming coming-u r infectious so wash your hands; intestinal spasms, vomiting, diarrhea for 36 hrs-remenber our cleanliness pledge. If greater, this is for md. ...Read more

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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

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Is swine flu related to food poisoning?

No: Diferent symptoms, different set of germs, different mechanism of disease, different means of infection. Swine flu has fever, cough, profound fatigue, transmitted by droplet/respiratory, i.e. Cough, or exposure to virus on surfaces like doorknobs. Food poisoning/gastroenteritis can be viral, bacterial. Usually requires ingestion, but surface exposure can do it too. Wash hands, use purell type. ...Read more

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Can wasabi peas go bad and cause food poisoning? Ate some for first time ever, already were sitting in cupboard for while. Felt flu-ish next few days

Can wasabi peas go bad and cause food poisoning? Ate some for first time ever, already were sitting in cupboard for while. Felt flu-ish next few days

Not food poisoning: Dried foods like wasabi peas are an unlikely cause of food poisoning, and "flu-ish" symptoms don't suggest it. The main symptoms of food poisoning are gastrointestinal -- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. And food poison symptoms generally clear up on their own within 1-2 days. Almost certainly your symptoms have nothing to do with the wasabi peas. See a doctor if they continue or become severe. ...Read more

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Unconttolable muscle shaking full body experience, defiantly not food poisoning and I do not have a temperature or flu. Any suggestions? . Thank you

Unconttolable muscle shaking full body experience, defiantly not food poisoning and I do not have a temperature or flu. Any suggestions? . Thank you

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Food poisoning or stomach flu, how to tell?

Food poisoning or stomach flu, how to tell?

Usually in...: Retrospect. Food poisoning will affect multiple people, but only those who ate the same food. Gastroenteritis will hit multiple people, going from one to the other. Food poisoning is usually not passed from person-to-person. ...Read more

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Are food poisoning and stomach flu the same thing?

Are food poisoning and stomach flu the same thing?

No: Food poisoning refers to contamination of food leading typically to diarrhea and abdominal pain. Stomach flu refers to mild viral illness with a predominance of similar symptoms of abdominal cramping and diarrhea. These may not be easily distinguished clinically. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have the stomach flu or food poisoning?

Difficult: Both have almost the same symptoms. In food poisoning, the symptoms start few hours after eating causative food. ...Read more

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Stomach trouble that maybe food poisoning or stomach flu. How to tell for sure?

Food poisoning / flu: Food poisoning & 'stomach flu' both irritate the stomach lining & produce similar symptoms. Initial treatment is the same - primarily hydration. Drink clear liquids for the first 24 hours, rest and avoid eating regular food until regular liquids and soft bland foods are tolerated. If significant fever, weakness, dehydration of blood occur, or if symptoms persist, should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How would I know if my child has food poisoning vs. Stomach flu?

How would I know if my child has food poisoning vs. Stomach flu?

Very tough: Unless you know the suspected food and are able to test it, or there is an outbreak with an epidemiological analysis it may be very hard to determine the source of self-limited nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. On the other hand if your child has fever, other symptoms outside the GI tract, they probably have a viral illness, although not necessarily influenza. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from eating food cooked on a grill near meat if you are vegetarian for years? Sudden body aches like flu next day

Can you get food poisoning from eating food cooked on a grill near meat if you are vegetarian for years? Sudden body aches like flu next day

Hmmmm...?: If you are asking whether your food, touching meat on a grill, would make you sick, simply because you are a vegetarian, I'd have to say no. On the other hand, if several other people at your cookout got sick too, it could be food poisoning. Expect some vomiting and/or diarrhea. More likely, with your symptoms, the infection you've been exposed to is viral, not food-borne. Get rest and fluids! ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins ...Read more