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Does Food Poisoning Cause Gastroenteritis
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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