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How Do You Get E Coli 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
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Diarrhea, cramps.: Severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea and abdominal cramps are the main symptoms. Usually little or no fever is present, and the illness resolves in five to 10 days. It can also be asymptomatic. Fluid replacement and blood pressure support may be needed to prevent death from dehydration. Treatment with may cause kidney complications. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a life-threatening condition. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between a Crohn's flare and something more serious like food poisoning, e coli or salmonella?
Culture: A stool culture will give the answer in about 48 hours. If you are under treatment for crohn's, your gastroenterologist knows all about this. The truth is that most food poisoning is self-limited though a major nuisance while you have it; the greatest concern is the e. Coli that cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stool Samples: Stool samples.Get a more detailed answer ›
2yr old has e coli poisoning, taking her to doctor Monday. Can live culture probiotic yogurt help with this? If so, how much do I give her?
? diagnosis: How was she diagnosed with E. coli "poisoning" if she has not been to the doctor yet. You really have to have special cultures done to show pathogenic E. coli as cause of symptoms because we all have E. coli normally and very few cause actual disease. When they do cause disease in a child it usually is very significant and they are already in a doctor's care. Sorry I'm just confused... ...Read more
E. coli infections: All of us harbor e. Coli bacteria in our gut. Sometimes we expose our selves inadvertently to these bacteria by virtue of our lax hand washing and food preparation techniques. When we eat out, there is always the danger of acquiring e. Coli passed on by food handlers, especially inadequately cooked meats. Swimming in contaminated waters is another common method of acquisition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more
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