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Food Poisoning Scallops
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
What symptoms do you have that make you feel that you have food poisoning? You may visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/food-poisoning/symptoms-causes/syc-20356230
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
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 working while having a contagious
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
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
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
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
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
Depends: There are many 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
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
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
It's not uncommon. It's probably less likely than 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
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
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
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
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
Nausea, vomit, diarr: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramping are the most common symptoms. ...Read more
Treat the cause: Food poisoning is caused by many agents, including viral, bacterial, parasitic infections, chemicals, preformed toxins like staphylococcal toxin, botulism and food intolerances etc. You need to address the cause of your food poisoning. If you do not know the cause, please consult your doctor. ...Read more