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How Long Does It Take To Die After You Get Botulism
Depends...: The severity and time to recover from this toxin- induced neurological disease varies on the amount of toxin ingested and the time of toxin. Serotype a is generally more severe than the other usual types, b and e. It can be days to months. Also the rapid use of antitoxin can assist in lowering the time to recovery. ...Read more
Potatoe from dinner last night sat out for around an hour before it was refrigerated, I had some for breakfast, I'm scared I'll get botulism and die?
BOTULISM: Moist heat at 120 degrees for 30 mins. Will kill the spores. ...Read more
Can I get botulism or listeria from undercooked chicken? What are the chances and how long should I wait to get it?
Yes and no: Botulism, no. You can't get that from chicken, it only grows inside improperly sealed cans and bottles. With chicken, we usually see salmonella/shigella, listeria is possible but rare. It can take at least a day to develop symptoms if you contracted it. Typically your body will get over it just fine without treatment. The bigger risk with Listeriosis is if you are pregnant. Hope this helps ...Read more
Food & wounds: Botulism is caused by a toxin made by the c. Botulinum bacteria. In adults, botulism is usually caused by eating contaminated food (improperly prepared canned or fermented foods) or when a wound gets contaminated by the bacteria. Infant botulism can happen in the first year of life--risk factors include eating honey and exposure to contaminated soil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Depends: The severity and time to recover from this toxin- induced neurological disease varies on the amount of toxin ingested and the time of toxin. Serotype a is generally more severe than the other usual types, b and e. It can be days to months. Also the rapid use of antitoxin can assist in lowering the time to recovery. ...Read more
I want to make homemade yogurt and it requires "fermenting" the milk and live cultures at 110degrees for 4hrs. Can u get botulism from this?
Botulism: 145 cases are reported annually and only 15% are food born, usually from contaminated and improperly handled canned foods. So, if you follow proper instructions for food processing (based on the recommendation of US Department of agriculture) the probability is very low ...Read more
Stupid question but I used a new dildo but forgot to wash it it's been stored in a zip lock bag, is there any chance I could get botulism from it?
Low risk: Proper canning is vital but a high acid fluid like pineapple juice is at low risk for having botulinum spores to germinate. ...Read more
Don't generalize...: Food-borne botulism in adults develops after ingestion of pre-formed toxin in improperly preserved canned goods, native american foods (whale or seal), ; such foods as baked potatoes, cheese sauce, beef stew, garlic cooking oil. Infants develop botulism when their GI tracts are colonized by live c. Botulinum bacteria or they intake small amt of toxin from possible sources like dust, soil, honey. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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