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Food Poisoning Timeline
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
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
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
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
Can you really get food poisoning from ice cream sandwiches that are frozen and kept in the freezer at all times? I heard they expire after some time.
Its: Rare to get sick from frozen ice cream it may have acquired a taste from the freezer if unsure throw it out ...Read more
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
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
Opened coconut milk Mon, refrigerated, thn accidently put in cupboard. 'Refrigerate Consume within 5 dys' Boiled Sun. Food poisoning type time 2 occr?
It is not worth the: Chance for a $3.00 can of coconut milk. Throw it away! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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