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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Overview)

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 illness are more susceptible.


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How to cure food poisoning?

How to cure food poisoning?

Treatment: 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
428 doctors shared insights

Food Poisoning (Overview)

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 illness are more susceptible.


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Treating Accidental Poisoning (Tip)

Treating Accidental Poisoning

Do keep the poison control center telephone number in an easy-to-find location for emergencies. ...See more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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How does food poisoning spread?

How does food poisoning spread?

By what you eat: Food poisoning doesn't spread from person to person. Rather, bacteria or virus is eaten which causes a reaction in your body. Everyone who eats the same food has similar reaction i.e. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , abdominal pain, etc. ...Read more

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How long could food poisoning last?

How long could food poisoning last?

Usually days: The length and severity of food poisoning depends on the affected person and the dose and type of infection acquired. It is typically past in a few days. Two weeks is on the longer side. ...Read more

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Treating Accidental Poisoning (Tip)

Treating Accidental Poisoning

Do call poison control for specific advice on the poison.Don't make your child vomit unless told to. ...See more

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Treating Accidental Poisoning (Checklist)

Call 911 and poison control immediately
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Protect yourself from exposure if necessary
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Gather any evidence possible about poisoning or exposure
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Remember what and how much substance the person ingested or inhaled
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How does food poisoning spread?

By what you eat: Food poisoning doesn't spread from person to person. Rather, bacteria or virus is eaten which causes a reaction in your body. Everyone who eats the same food has similar reaction i.e. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , abdominal pain, etc. ...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


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