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How long does it take to recover from botulism?

How long does it take to recover from 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

Dr. Ricardo Maselli
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Botulinum Poisoning (Definition)

An illness due to toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. ...Read more


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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?

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?

Definitely not: Potatoes aren't linked with botulism. Home canned foods are, as well as other canned foods that appear 'bursting' before you open them. It sounds like you probably have some health related anxiety- so I would talk to your doctor about that. ...Read more

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If I ate something with botulism how long would it take for symptoms to appear?

Botulin: Usually this will take between 12 to 36 hours to appear. However, there are cases that take up to 7 days to appear. ...Read more

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How long dose it take for botulism to kill you?

How long dose it take for botulism to kill you?

Prolonged time frame: Depending upon exposure, route of exposure, underlying health issues, course can be very prolonged and require extensive amounts of resources typically death due to secondatry pneumonia or resp failure. ...Read more

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Can I get botulism or listeria from undercooked chicken? What are the chances and how long should I wait to get it?

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

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How can you get botulism?

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 more

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How can a baby get botulism?

How can a baby get botulism?

No honey for infants: Most cases of botulism happen in infancy, and the spores of the clostridium bacteria produce a toxin that can be found in canned foods and honey, so that's why we don't recommend giving honey to babies less than a year old. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with botulism?

VERBAL ABUSE: Emotional sx: person lost confidence on himself or low self esteem with inferiority complex. Depressed with insomnia, no social activities, unfriendly, stressed out and sad. ...Read more

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Please explain which food can you get botulism from?

Home canning: improper home canning and honey are the two most common sources for botulism. ...Read more

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How much time would it take for botulism to kill you?

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

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Can I get botulism from eating undercooked chicken?

Can I get botulism from eating undercooked chicken?

Unlikely: While there are lots of types of food poisoning you DO get from eating undercooked chicken- botulism is not one (unless it was canned).

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/botulism/basics/definition/con-20025875 ...Read more

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Can i get botulism from eating raw garlic clove?

Seems it's the oil: The problem - rare but deadly serious - seems to be in oil infusions - not with the simple raw clove. It is credited with reducing risk of lung cancer. No reports of botulism are readily available - don't worry. ...Read more

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How can people not get botulism from homemade wine?

BOTULISM: It comes from ingestion of home canned or smoked foods containing the toxin . Not from wine because it is anaerobic bacillus found in soil. ...Read more

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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

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Is it possible to get botulism from canned pineapple juice?

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

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Can adults get botulism from honey? Is it true that honey contains botulism spores?

Can adults get botulism from honey? Is it true that honey contains botulism spores?

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 more

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