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Doctor insights on: Food Poisoning Signs And Symptoms

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
259 doctors shared insights

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 symptoms of food poisoning?

What are symptoms of food poisoning?

Food poisoning: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pains are the most frequent ones. Depends on the poison, there may be some general weakness, fever, dizziness, fatigue and more serious symptoms. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in food poisoning?

What symptoms are common in food poisoning?

GI symptoms: Mostly you can get GI symptoms including nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps/pain as well as fever. Many different organisms can cause food poisoning and so there are other possible symptoms depending on the illness. Stay hydrated and if you have any worrisome symptoms, or you're not improving, see you doctor. ...Read more

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When before food poisoning symptoms show up?

When before food poisoning symptoms show up?

Depends: Different posions have different lag periods. Strong acids and alkali act immediately. Low dose arsenic poisioning may not be evident for months or years; a lot more are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind? ...Read more

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How quickly do food poisoning symptoms occur?

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

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How fast should food poisoning symptoms occur?

How fast should food poisoning symptoms occur?

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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When do food poisoning symptoms start to show?

When do food poisoning symptoms start to show?

It depends: on whether food poisoning is related to a preformed toxin in the food, where you could have symptoms manifest in an hour or so, or if you exposed to a particular bacteria, it may be many hours or a day! ...Read more

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How long do food poisoning symptoms typically last?

How long do food poisoning symptoms typically last?

Depends on the: Type of poisoning. Staphylococcal toxin lasts only a few hours, bacterial infections like salmonella, shigella, toxigenic e. Coli may last days to weeks. Botulism poisoning may kill by causing paralysis. Chemical toxins in food will have variable course depending on the chemical. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

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 ...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