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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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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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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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What bacteria cause food poisoning and food-borne disease?

What bacteria cause food poisoning and food-borne disease?

SSCE: Salmonella, shigella, campylobacter and e coli are the bacteria most often associated with food poisoning and food borne disease. Listeria and clostridium can also cause food borne illnesses as well ...Read more

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How do bacteria cause food poisoning?

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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How common is salmonella food poisoning?

How common is salmonella food poisoning?

13.5 per 100000: Incidence of salmonella has gone down in last few years.In 2009, 40000 cases were reported by cdc, that is 13.6 cases per 100000. That is the last stastictic reported. ...Read more

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Can food poisoning cause an ulcer?

Can food poisoning cause an ulcer?

Well sure...: ...Depending on the toxic substance you consumed or the food-borne infection that resulted from what you took in orally. Tell us more so we can be of greater help. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning spread/attack?

Just as it sounds: Transmitted by food but then some can then spread from person to person. ...Read more

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Can rhinovirus cause food poisoning or any other stomach problems?

Can rhinovirus cause food poisoning or any other stomach problems?

Not usually: Rhinovirus affects the nose. Excessive nasal secretions when swallowed may irritate stomach. It won't cause food poisoning. ...Read more

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What is salmonella food poisoning?

What is salmonella food poisoning?

Bacterial infection: Saonella is a bacteria often found in poultry which causes intestinal infection in humans. Symptoms include diarrhea which may be bloody, fever, chills, stomach cramps, and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Most people will recover without any treatment but the infection can be very dangerous to the elderly, children or the sick. ...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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Does gastritis cause diarrhea?

Does gastritis cause diarrhea?

It can...: When I am considering a patient with diarrhea, I don't think of gastritis as a possible etiology, but inflammation of the stomach can provoke loose stools as more of an associated symptom with whatever is causing the gastritis. ...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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How quickly do food poisoning symptoms occur?

Varies with cause: Preformed staphylococcal toxin may manifest itself with diarrhea in a couple of hours or less; bacterial and viral infections may take a day or two or longer to cause symptoms. Reaction to chemical contaminants will vary with the chemical from minutes to days or weeks. ...Read more

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Could lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) cause worse infection if food poisoning?

Could  lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) cause worse infection if food poisoning?

Yes: Lomoti could interfere with the clearance of the toxins from your body and prolong or worsen the illness. ...Read more

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Can e. Coli food poisoning cause an ulcer?

Can e. Coli food poisoning cause an ulcer?

No: E. Coli is not usually associated with gastric ulceration. But a different bacteria called h. Pylori has bene associated. ...Read more

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How fast should food poisoning symptoms occur?

Hours: Range of 4 to 6 up to 12; however that is the inconvenient montezuma's revenge. Frankly, my concern is the tainting anywhere along the process. The big outbreaks make the evening news. Thank god for the cdc. Remember people do die from these outbreaks. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...Read more