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How Long Does It Take To Get 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
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
3 days to a week: For the top food-borne illnesses like salmonella and shigella the symptoms usually take 4 to 7 days to resolve. A common diarrhea caused by staph which is actually a toxin produced by the bacteria resolves in 24 hours. An organism like yersinia can take up to 3 weeks to resolve. ...Read more
Variable: This can vary based on the type of food, gender, age, and based on the individual. It has been reported that food passes through the stomach and small intestine in 6-8 hours, when it enters the large intestine for further absorption. Then it may take on average 33 hours for men and 47 hours for women to pass, but again, this is variable. Children may take around 33 hours from end to end. ...Read more
Variable: It depends on the individual, what you've eaten(and even your gender), but around six to eight hours for food to pass through your stomach and small intestine. It can then take another 20-50 hours to move through the large intestine. ...Read more
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
Varies by temp: Frostbite occurs more quickly at lower temperatures. So if temp is just around 32 degrees, it could take hours. If temp is below zero, could occur as quickly as 5-10 minutes on exposed skin. Also, injured skin (dry chapped cheeks) is susceptible more quickly. And with things like dry ice, frostbite can occur almost instantaneously - so be careful! ...Read more
Can be instantaneous: If the person is receiving IV fluids, hypoglycemia can be reversed nearly instantaneously. If you mean bouts of reactive hypoglycemia in someone not in a hospital or on iv's, it can take longer. In someone ambulatory, drinking orange juice is an efficient way because blood sugar rises quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It really depends: On the type of food poisoning. Some "poisonings" occur related to a preformed toxin that a bacteria had already released into the food you ate. That type of food poisoning "hits" you foods on the order of hours. Other types of food poisoning require an incubation time for a bacteria to create problems, and that may take on the order of days, even up to a week or two! ...Read more
That depends: Staphylococcus aureus – 1 to 6 hrs, Campylobacter – 2 to 5 days, Clostriidum botulinum – 12 to 72 hours, Clostridium perfringens – 8 to 16 hours, Escherichia Coli – 1 to 8 days, Giardia lamblia – 1 to 2 weeks, Hepatitis A – 28 days, Listeria – 9 to 48 hrs, Noroviruses – 12 to 48 hours, Rotavirus – 1 to 3 days, Salmonella – 1 to 3 days, Shigella – 24 to 48 hours, Vibrio vulnificus – 1 to 7 day. ...Read more
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