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I feel like I have food poisoning?

I feel like I have food poisoning?

Any symptoms?: 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
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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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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 working 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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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 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 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

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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

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What are the causes of food poisoning at caf?

Multiple: Possibilities. Food poisoning may be due to preformed toxin, such as staphylococcal toxin, chemical contamination; and microbial contamination such as salmonella, toxigenic e. Coli. Adulterated or spoiled food may cause food poisoning symptoms. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are symptoms of food poisoning?

Food poisoning: Symptoms of Food poisoning may include nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, fever and diarrhea. ...Read more

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How do humans catch campylobacter food poisoning?

How do humans catch campylobacter food poisoning?

Contaminated food: The most common source is contaminated poultry. ...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 is done for food poisoning from salmonella?

What is done for food poisoning from salmonella?

Treamtment: Treatment with anti-biotic that has the ability to fight the infection. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is one that covers, but there have been more and more instances of drug resistance so a culture should be obtained prior to starting the antibiotic. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of food poisoning?

What are the signs and symptoms of food poisoning?

Nausea, vomit, diarr: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramping are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there the best way to get over my food poisoning?

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

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Can you get food poisoning from eating old popcorn?

Can you get food poisoning from eating old popcorn?

Possibly: One potential source could be rancid butter on the popcorn. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins ...Read more