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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. 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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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

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Where do I go to find most common causes of food poisoning food poisoning?

Where do I go to find most common causes of food poisoning food poisoning?

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

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I guess food poisoning is a pretty common thing how do you know when to do something about it how long should it last?

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

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Would it be common to feel extra tired for a couple of days after food poisoning?

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

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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?

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?

Irritable bowel: There is no instant treatment for IBS. Symptoms will vary from day to day. Use medication, meditation, diet and exercise to help manage symptoms. 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 do you treat food poisoning?

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 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?

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?

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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Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more