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How long does it take to develop symptoms from food poisoning?

How long does it take to develop symptoms from food poisoning?

Varies: Staph food poisoning: preformed toxin (in creamy, mayonaise foods), onset 4-8 h after tainted food. Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea; lasts 24-48 hours. Scombroid poisoning (fresh tuna, grouper, snapper, etc): tasteless toxin, stable to cooking, histamine release; symptoms within 1/2-3h; flushing, palpitations, cramps, diarrhea; lasts 24-48h. Others: onset up to 5 d after exposure. ...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


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How long does it take for symptoms of food poisoning to start? would I know within 5 hours?

How long does it take for symptoms of food poisoning to start? would I know within 5 hours?

Variable: There are different types of food poisoning - some are caused by viral illness, some by bacteria, and others from exotoxins produced by bacteria. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramping and diarrhea may occur within minutes to a day or two. ...Read more

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How long does it take to notice food poisoning symptoms from eating bad chicken?

How long does it take to notice food poisoning symptoms from eating bad chicken?

It varies...: ...anywhere from a few hours to 5 days, depending on the particular bacteria that might contaminate undercooked or spoiled chicken. But there's no point in doing anything before symptoms start. Just contact your doctor if you develop vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, or fever. Most food poisoning isn't very serious, so it's safe to sit tight and wait for symptoms. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to notice food poisoning symptoms?

Please tell me how long it takes for to notice food poisoning symptoms?

Depends : Different posions have different lag periods. Strong acids and alkali act immediately. Low dose arsenic poisioning may not be evident for months or years; a lot more are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind? ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to start getting symptoms of food poisoning?

Please tell me how long it takes for to start getting symptoms of food poisoning?

Depends: Different posions have different lag periods. Strong acids and alkali act immediately. Low dose arsenic poisioning may not be evident for months or years; a lot more are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind? ...Read more

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Why does it take so long for the symptoms of salmonella food poisoning to appear?

Why does it take so long for the symptoms of salmonella food poisoning to appear?

The transmission: of salmonella usually occurs via consumption of contaminated foods: beef, poultry or eggs most commonly. The salmonella bacteria attach to the intestinal lining and are internalized to the intestinal wall. They then spread through the reticuloendothelial system to the liver, spleen and bone marrow. This process, leading to bacteria being found in the blood stream, takes up to 14 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure food poisoning?

Time will tell: If you have a not too serious bacterial or spoiled food, then a day of nausea, vomiting, then diarrhea usually occurs. Unfortunately there are bad bugs out there that if your health is not the best, can result in death. If you are "sick" then weak care immediately to make sure you will recover. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more