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How Common Is Sepsis With Food Poisoning
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
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
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
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
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
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
CDC....: The cdc website at www. Cdc. Gov will lead you to lots of info on foodborne diseases. To start you off, campylobacter is the most common cause of bacterial foodborne infection. ...Read more
I guess food poisoning is a pretty common thing how do you know when to do something about it how long should it last?
Diarrhea with fever: When food poisoning goes 'to the next level' -with fever or blood noticed in the stool, then you really need to see a doctor. Most cases of food poisoning are mild and go away relatively quickly (1 or 2 days). If it's longer than that, you have to watch out for dehydration as well. I.e. If you are dizzy, lightheaded, weak or pale looking. Hopefully you can 'pinpoint' what food might be responsible ...Read more
Normal: Yes, that feeling of fatigue is totally normal. You have lost fluids and nutrients so your body is dehydtated. Drinking clear lquid fluids should help those symptoms/. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with ibs recently because had gastroenteritis 3 months ago through food poisoning I'm taking the ib s medication but noises still?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Any: Any food if infected can cause food poisoning. If by home food you mean foods that you prepare and store or can yourself there's even greater possibility of this if you aren't using a preservative. Meats and dairy products are more often the culprit but starches, fruits and veges can also harbor pathogenic bacteria. ...Read more
Not at all: Difficult. It's actually somewhat common. As each year one in six persons suffers from a bout of food poisoning, according to the CDC! Just try to be as good as you can about safe home food preparation and eat at restaurants you trust their hygiene. Also try to avoid undercooked/raw meats and seafood. ...Read more