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How much time does it take for food poisoning to show up?

How much time does it take for food poisoning to show up?

That depends: Staphylococcus aureus – 1 to 6 hrs, Campylobacter – 2 to 5 days, Clostriidum botulinum – 12 to 72 hours, Clostridium perfringens – 8 to 16 hours, Escherichia Coli – 1 to 8 days, Giardia lamblia – 1 to 2 weeks, Hepatitis A – 28 days, Listeria – 9 to 48 hrs, Noroviruses – 12 to 48 hours, Rotavirus – 1 to 3 days, Salmonella – 1 to 3 days, Shigella – 24 to 48 hours, Vibrio vulnificus – 1 to 7 day. ...Read more

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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I'm sick food poisoning :-\ This is happening 3rd time in 4-5 months. Every times after a 40 days around. Why the food poisoning is again and again??

I'm sick food poisoning :-\ This is happening 3rd time in 4-5 months. Every times after a 40 days around. Why the food poisoning is again and again??

Is it really that?: If symptoms that seem to be food poisoning happen again and again, the thought has to pop up that this may not be recurrent food poisoning episodes but rather a chronic illness that needs to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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After getting food poisoning from a mussel I now can't eat other shellfish. Will I get better with time?

After getting food poisoning from a mussel I now can't eat other shellfish. Will I get better with time?

I don't know: Is this a question about your psyche, or is this a question about whether or not you will get over this food poisoning episode? If it is the latter, then chances are yes, you will get better.

Either way, you will, or you won't. Only you will provide the answer. Me, i'd just avoid mussels...

Any philosophy colleagues out there have any thoughts? ...Read more

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I suffered from food poisoning&was admitted for 24hrs&given 8 bottles of Saline. I had 15 lose motions & vomits at the same time. Should I take the meds?

I suffered from food poisoning&was admitted for 24hrs&given 8 bottles of Saline. I had 15 lose motions & vomits at the same time. Should I take the meds?

See below: You are describing symptoms of gastroenteritis and food poisoning that usually resolve without specific treatment and require adequate hydration and symptomatic treatment. Some infectious etiologies in India such as salmonella and campylobacter may require antibiotics and recommend to see a physician in your area. ...Read more

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Can wasabi peas go bad and cause food poisoning? Ate some for first time ever, already were sitting in cupboard for while. Felt flu-ish next few days

Can wasabi peas go bad and cause food poisoning? Ate some for first time ever, already were sitting in cupboard for while. Felt flu-ish next few days

Not food poisoning: Dried foods like wasabi peas are an unlikely cause of food poisoning, and "flu-ish" symptoms don't suggest it. The main symptoms of food poisoning are gastrointestinal -- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. And food poison symptoms generally clear up on their own within 1-2 days. Almost certainly your symptoms have nothing to do with the wasabi peas. See a doctor if they continue or become severe. ...Read more

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This is the second time in two weeks I've thrown up after eating a salad. Could it really be I have food poisoning or do I have some sort of allergy?

This is the second time in two weeks I've thrown up after eating a salad. Could it really be I have food poisoning or do I have some sort of allergy?

Probable: Unless both occasions were from the same batch of salad when spoilage would be suspected, you had likely anaphylactic reactions to something in the salad. The chances for anaphylaxis (a life-threatening form of allergic response) are higher when there are itching, flushing, and /or hives. If you can't figure out which ingredient in the salad caused your problem, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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For what length of time can an upset stomach or food poisoning last?

For what length of time can an upset stomach or food poisoning last?

Depends on the cause: Food poisoning due to staphylococcal toxin in food usually lasts a few hours, whereas shigella or salmonella may cause prolonged diarrhea. Poisoning due to chemical contamination of food will vary in duration depending on type of chemical. ...Read more

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First time occurrence of very painful ulcers back of tongue for over a week. How do I ease the pain? Started very shortly after food poisoning reflux

First time occurrence of very painful ulcers back of tongue for over a week. How do I ease the pain? Started very shortly after food poisoning reflux

Sore tongue: You can ask your dentist for miracle mouth rinse. Common ingredients are viscous Lidocaine, mylanta, nystatin, Diphenhydramine. This should help relieve the pain while you recover. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food poisoning? I have had watery stool and have been vomiting bile some time dry heaving..

What are the symptoms of food poisoning? I have had watery stool and have been vomiting bile some time dry heaving..

N&V: Symptoms of food poisoning may vary from 1 Hr in the case of Staph to several days in the case of Paradite like Giardia or Camphylobacter bacteria. Usually, N, V&D. In case of Chemical poisoning from mushroom you may see some neurological symptoms. Not having any Hist of good ingestion and not knowing when your symptoms started, can't say it is food poisoning. Consult MD to avoid dehydration ...Read more

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Food poisoning? I got severe stomach pain and diarreah out of nowhere, every time I eat I get sick farted bloody mucus as well

Food poisoning? I got severe stomach pain and diarreah out of nowhere, every time I eat I get sick farted bloody mucus as well

Not likely: "Food poisoning' is usually an acute and intense period of vomiting and diarrhea, usually in some association with a meal, perhaps 2-3 hrs later. Lasts 6-24 hrs in most cases. The bloody mucus is a bit concerning. So I suggest you speak to a doctor or provider soon. Try to drink lots of fluids, eat small frequent meals/snacks, and be prepared to discuss this with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is food poisoning?

What is food poisoning?

Spoiled food: Food poisoning generally refers to bacterial toxins produced in spoiled food. Usually things like egg based products left in the warm sun too long can lead to a proliferation of these bacteria which produce the toxin as part of their normal metabolism. ...Read more

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How to get food poisoning?

How to get food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ( (Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish, Puffer fish. Some mushrooms > ...Read more

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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

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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 can I treat food poisoning?

How can I treat food poisoning?

Symptomatically: For the most part. Although some causes of foodborne gastroenteritis should not be treated with anti-diarrheal meds despite diarrhea because shigella and e. Coli o157 can be made worse. Remember some foodborne diseases are not specifically gastrointestinal such as botulism and amnestied shellfish poisoning and scombroid fish poisoning. ...Read more

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How is food poisoning diagnosed?

How is food poisoning diagnosed?

Clinically: It is usually a clinical diagnosis based on the presentation. Sometimes we will get stool studies depending on the clinical circumstances. ...Read more

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How do you treat food poisoning?

Fluids, maybe meds: Supportive care, fluids, brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea), maybe meds. Not always antibiotics; be careful using antidiarrheals-can retain the germ. Probiotics can be helpful. Contact md if prolonged, fever, bleeding, can't keep things down or in. ...Read more

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What could cause food poisoning?

What could cause food poisoning?

Food poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria, viruses and toxins in food. ...Read more

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What to do about food poisoning?

What to do about food poisoning?

FOOD POISONING: Avoid uncooked food and tapwater. Well cooked kills bacteria and spores. Take extra precautions while traveling to underdeveloped regions in the world. ...Read more

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How can you fight food poisoning?

How can you fight food poisoning?

Be cautious: Of where st what you eat. When you eat out make sure your trust the food preparation and staff hygiene. Avoid ordering raw or under cooked foods. At home wash your produce well. Don't use the same cutting boards for meats as you do veggies. Wash your cutlery well. Cook your food thoroughly. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for food poisoning?

Everyone: Food poisoning can affect anyone. However, the very young and old are at higher risk, as are anyone with a compromised immune system. ...Read more

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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
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

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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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Can my food poisoning hurt the baby?

Can my food poisoning hurt the baby?

Yes: It depends on the type of food poisoning and age and health of the baby. In general, the mom passes the offending organism quickly with little or no harm to herself or the fetus. Some like listeria may not harm moms but can have devastating effects on the fetus. It is wise to eat local or home-cooked foods. Read also: globalization exposes food supply to unsanitary practices http://t.Co/0pdamn7. ...Read more

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Can you passout from food poisoning?

Can you passout from food poisoning?

Possible but...: If one had food poisoning which resulting in severe, intractable diarrhea, one could be very dehydrated and orthostatic (becoming hypotensive when standing), one might end up having a syncopal episode (passing out). Also if you had severe nausea/vomiting episodes and became vasovagal, it could potentially lead to passing out. However, these would be extremely rare and unusual occurrences. ...Read more

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How can you contract food poisoning?

How can you contract food poisoning?

Eating bad food: Food poisoning can come from eating food contaminated with bacteria usually. The most likely culprits are foods that have set out too long. Be especially careful with foods that contain mayonnaise on a buffet or family picnic that have set out awhile. Always remember to wash your fresh foods before you eat them. This will lessen the chance that you will contract a food borne illness. ...Read more

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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 can be done for food poisoning?

What can be done for food poisoning?

Depends on the type: Of "poison". The preventive issues and clinical features and treatments vary depending on if the food poisoning is due to live micro-organisms, bacterial toxins, or chemical poisons. See this site for more information.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002618/. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from ice?

Can you get food poisoning from ice?

Yes: Not all bacteria, fungi or viruses are killed by ice. That is why when traveling abroad to countries with questionable sanitation, you are told not to drink the water or the ice, bottled or boiled water is the safe, potable form of plain water in those countries. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Yes: Food poisoning can come from any food item. All it takes is enough bacteria to accumulate in the food so that when we eat it our bodies become ill. Generally our bodies will recover in a short period - days to weeks. (but, those can be some pretty miserable days!) use care when storing food or eating/reheating leftovers. ...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 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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Is there a way to help food poisoning?

Prevention: Food poisoning may be due to contamination by chemicals, biological toxins, live micro-organisms and spoilt foods. Each requires a different approach for diagnosis and treatment. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning spread/attack?

How does food poisoning spread/attack?

Just as it sounds: Transmitted by food but then some can then spread from person to person. ...Read more

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How do I know if I had food poisoning?

Vomiting, diarrhea.: If you have vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, chills, you may have food poisoning. ...Read more

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I have food poisoning What can I take?

Depends...: The treatment for food poisoning really depends on the type of food poisoning and the symptoms you are having. In general, keeping hydrated is important. If you are having a lot of nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, drinking a sports drink will help keep your electrolytes normal. If your symptoms are severe or persistent, see a doctor ASAP. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of food poisoning?

What is the prognosis of food poisoning?

Resolves on its own: Most food borne illnesses resolve spontaneously within 24-48 hours. Hydration becomes the biggest concern. ...Read more

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Could you get food poisoning from chips?

Unlikely but possabl: The dry and salty nature of most chips make them an unlikely source of food poisoning as germs are unlikely to survive for extended periods on this surface. However, the chip bowl may be tainted as well as the hands that put them out. The dip is a more likely source due to the moisture content and mix of nutrients germs love. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure food poisoning?

What can be done to cure food poisoning?

Time & support: Most of the time, your body will take care of this on its own -- as long as you stay hydrated and rest for a couple of days. If stools are bloody or you cannot even keep fluids down, you need medical attention and support. If it's a child who is ill, they can dehydrate very quickly and may need to see a doctor sooner. Pedialyte can be good for both kids and adults if need be. ...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