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What are the causes of food poisoning?

What are the causes of food poisoning?

Poor hand hygiene: The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene. Other major ones: 2. Violating regulations in the safe handling and storage of food 3. Food handlers allowed to work while having a contagious illness 4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products this results in the production of toxins or overgrowth of microbes that makes you sick. ...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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How to treat food poisoning?

How to treat food poisoning?

Depends: Most food poisoning are self-limited- takes a few days to recover. But a few requires hospitalization as in the case of poison mushroom. Your question is too generalized . ...Read more

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Is food poisoning contagious?

Is food poisoning contagious?

No: By definition a contagious illness is one where a type of infection you are experiencing or carrying is transmitted to another. Getting food poisoning requires that food was ingested and was the cause of the illness. Not something transmitted from one to another. ...Read more

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E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

Bloody diarrhea: Acute bloody diarrhea is the main symptom, but in some cases there is no bleeding. There is often abdominal tenderness and absence of fever. Complications may include kidney failure, hemolytic anemia, and low platelets. ...Read more

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How toget rid of food poisoning?

How toget rid of food poisoning?

Temporary: Food poisoning usually lasts for about 24-48 hours. The body is trying to get rid of the toxin, which make you having frequent diarrhea. The most important thing to do is to keep yourself well hydrated with water, gatorade, or powerade (not soft drinks or juice though). Stick to blend diet (i.e. No fatty, salty, or raw meat/fruits/vegetables) until symptom is resolved. ...Read more

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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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How do you prevent food poisoning?

How do you prevent food poisoning?

Hygene, Sanitation: Wash your hands, use soap. Refrigerate foods soon after opening /serving.. Avoid foods that spoil easily mayo, milk products meats and salads if left at out at room temp. Etc. ...Read more

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How do I treat e coli food poisoning?

How do I treat e coli food poisoning?

Homeopathy: Hopefully you are better now...If it is bad and you are getting dehydrated, you need to be seen. My favorite treatment for food poisoning (vomiting and diarrhea) is homeopathic arsenicum album.. It works wonderfully. ...Read more

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What is staphylococcus food poisoning?

What is staphylococcus food poisoning?

Bact toxin illness: Ingesting preformed toxin produced by staphylococcus, not detroyed by cooking; tasteless. Likely foods are creamy, mayonnaise type, e.g. Potato salad, cole slaw. Onset of symptoms in 1-8 hours. Feverish, lots of vomiting, cramps, may have diarrhea as well. Feels awful, lasts 24-48 hrs. Rx fluids, avoid dehydration, anti spasm meds may be needed. Not contagious. Wash your hands preparing food. ...Read more

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What should I eat after food poisoning?

What should I eat after food poisoning?

Depends: There are many different causes of food poisoning, e.g., chemicals, bacterial toxins, live micro-organisms etc. However, once the poisoning has abated, it is okay to take a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils; and low in saturated fats. ...Read more

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Can taking shots prevent food poisoning?

No: food poisoning” has many causes. It ranges from preformed toxins that can make an individual sick in a matter of minutes, to harmful bacteria. The only vaccine available foot foodborne pathogens is for salmonella typhi (typhoid fever), and is only indicated for travelers. Sometimes they are advised to take antibiotic prophylaxis for travelers diarrhea (not a shot but a pill). ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting food poisoning?

Fresh food: Make all your own food. Don't eat food prepared by other people. ...Read more

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What is safe to eat after food poisoning?

Listen to your body: Ideally, start with copious liquids, then add more substantial food as you feel like it. More gentle foods like broths, bland crackers, breads, etc. tend to be well tolerated. There is really no strict code on what not to eat. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning from frozen food common?

Is food poisoning from frozen food common?

Yes: It's not uncommon. It's probably less likely then fresh foods to cause food poisoning, but frozen food can absolutely cause food poisoning. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20100618/frozen-meals-linked-to-salmonella-outbreak freezing won't kill all bacteria. It will slow growth of bacteria, but if the food is already infected for example before it's frozen you'll get sick. ...Read more

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How can you prevent getting food poisoning?

How can you prevent getting food poisoning?

Food poisoning: Use good hygiene, avoid handling of food by infected people, avoid use of unpasteurized milk, ensure that drinking water is clean. Many foods should not sit out at room temperatures for very long prior to consumption. ...Read more

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What to eat with food poisoning in general?

What to eat with food poisoning in general?

Fluids: Stay hydrated with gatorade or any other sports drinks, don't try to eat if you can't hold it down, when you feel ready to eat start with something lite, if you have diarrhea try brat diet (banana, rice, apple sauce, toast) but hydration is a key, if you can't hold fluids down go to er. ...Read more

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Food poisoning or appendicitis, how to tell?

Food poisoning or appendicitis, how to tell?

Diarrhea: FP will have violent emesis and diarrhea, and will last a short period, perhaps 6-10 hrs. Appendicitis does not include diarrhea, the mild nausea and occasional vomiting can be seen. Usually early pain around umbilicus, which then moves to Right lower quadrant. An easy difference to spot. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do doctors stop food poisoning symptoms?

Depends on the : Cause. It is better to treat the cause rather than symptoms. There are many causes of food poisoning including, chemicals, infectious agents, biological toxins and food intolerance etc. ...Read more

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Will food poisoning cause long term effects?

Depends on the cause: Chemicals in food such as arsenic, radiochemicals, chlorinated biphenyls can have long term effects. ...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