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How common is sepsis with food poisoning?

How common is sepsis with food poisoning?

Not likely.: Most food poisoning is self limited. Some is not even caused by live bacteria, but by poisons from a bacteria. Sepsis can occur. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...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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Is food poisoning from frozen food common?

Is food poisoning from frozen food common?

Yes: It's not uncommon. It's probably less likely then 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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Is it common to drink only water the day after vomiting from food poisoning?

Is it common to drink only water the day after vomiting from food poisoning?

Fluids: Generally fluids with electrolyte composition are best. They help to restore any losses you may have had and help to repair the bowel. All the best. ...Read more

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Is Listeria food poisoning more common and more deadly in people taking a PPI like prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Is Listeria food poisoning more common and more deadly in people taking a PPI like prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Not generally: About 1500-2000 cases/yr in US. High rosk gruops are pregnant, immune compromised, e.g. HIV/AIDS, cancer chemo, and elderly. Rawmilk pproducts, sprouts, etc are risky foods (among others). PPIs may oncrease risk for for bacterial food poisoning by decreasing stomach acid, but not a major factor with listeria. millions of Rxs for PPIs, without a boost in listeria in those patients ...Read more

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I'm just wondering if it is likely i will get food poisoning or if it's not really a common thing?

I'm just wondering if it is likely i will get food poisoning or if it's not really a common thing?

At some point in: your life, you'll probably be exposed to some compromised food. But remember "food poisoning" comes in all shades of severity; sometimes so mild you may just have some mild stomach upset and loose stool for a day or so, to as severe death. Just try to make sure you optimize your food hygiene at home and eat out a restaurants you trust. Avoid undercooked foods unless you really trust them. ...Read more

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How common is salmonella food poisoning?

How common is salmonella food poisoning?

13.5 per 100000: Incidence of salmonella has gone down in last few years.In 2009, 40000 cases were reported by cdc, that is 13.6 cases per 100000. That is the last stastictic reported. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm just wondering if it is likely i will get food poisoning or if it's not really a common thing?

What to do if i'm just wondering if it is likely i will get food poisoning or if it's not really a common thing?

Food poisoning: is a very real entity. Paying good attention to hygiene, eating food that is properly cooked, or properly refrigerated, etc. can help to keep it at bay. ...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


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