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Doctor insights on: How Long Does It Take To Die After You Get Botulism

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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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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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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