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What bacteria cause food poisoning and food-borne disease?

What bacteria cause food poisoning and food-borne disease?

SSCE: Salmonella, shigella, campylobacter and e coli are the bacteria most often associated with food poisoning and food borne disease. Listeria and clostridium can also cause food borne illnesses as well ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Foodborne Illness (Definition)

Foodborne illness is a condition in which a person got sick after eating or drinking contaminated food or drink. There are many types of foodborne illness, such as hepatitis A from shellfish, E. coli from undercooked burger patties, Listeria from dairy products, salmonella from eggs, botulism from ...Read more


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Could prior accidental poisoning cause too much iron in body?

Could prior accidental poisoning cause too much iron in body?

Iron overload: It is uncommon for iron overload to occur as a result of poisoning. More likely etiologies are congenital disorders such as hemochromatosis, repetitive blood transfusions, or a hematologic condition which prevents normal iron usage. It is important for you to be seen by a hematologist to determine how severe your iron overload is, what the etiology is, and what's the best treatment. ...Read more

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Child's possible accidental poisoning. How do I report my neighbor for negligence?

Child's possible accidental poisoning. How do I report my neighbor for negligence?

Call: You can call your local child and youth protective services. They provide privacy to your call and you can express your concerns. ...Read more

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I am wondering what herbs are good for food poisoning like illnesses?

I am wondering what herbs are good for food poisoning like illnesses?

Homoeopathy: The homeopathic remedy arsenicum album is fabulous for food poisoning like symptoms when you are going at both ends. Ginger tea can help soothe the stomach and acupuncture / acupressure can also work well. ...Read more

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Can loperamide be taken for gastroenteritis? (Viral or food poisoning). Or will it make the illness worse?

Can loperamide be taken for gastroenteritis? (Viral or food poisoning). Or will it make the illness worse?

It can: In acute diarrhea and vomiting, loperamide is not a good choice. The intestines react too strongly too meds,and the loperamide can actually completely stop bowel motion. . . everything then just stops working! Not good. Try Pepto-bismol or kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) and gas-x and a bland diet (no caffeine, vitamin C or spicy, greasy foods till better. I am one of those that say to stay away from dairy, too. ...Read more

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Hi, when breathing in mercury, is that considered a poisoning or a disease? I ask for reasons, not that it happened or anything. Thanks

Hi, when breathing in mercury, is that considered a poisoning or a disease?
I ask for reasons, not that it happened or anything.
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Sometimes both: Mercury is a naturally occurring element. Industrial sources are many. Natural sources of mercury in our air include mercury from volcanoes, from geologic deposits of mercury, and from the ocean. It is only a poisoning if we get too much of it in a form that can affect us in a bad way, at one time or over time. It is considered a disease because the poisoning damages parts of our body. ...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