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How Long Should Botulism Last
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
How long after battling foodborne botulism, clostridial sepsis, and ARDS will i begin feeling normal again, and regain strength?
It can be awhile: You should discuss your specific situation with your doctors. In general people can have abnormalities of muscle strength, stress related problems, abnormalities in breathing tests for prolonged periods of time after critical illness, even many months, depending on the specific problems they faced in the icu. This should really be discussed with your physicians. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is caused by a nerve toxin produced from certain bacteria usually from contaminated food or improperly processed canned foods. It can lead to paralysis if untreated. Unfortunately immunity does not necessarily develop. To be safe, canned foods with bulging lids should be thrown out as well as any bulging containers. Or if food has an usual smell it should not be eaten and thrown out as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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