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Doctor insights on: How Long Should You Wait To Eat After Food Poisoning

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What should I eat after food poisoning?

What should I eat after food poisoning?

Depends: There are many different causes of food poisoning, e.g., chemicals, bacterial toxins, live micro-organisms etc. However, once the poisoning has abated, it is okay to take a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils; and low in saturated fats. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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


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What is safe to eat after food poisoning?

What is safe to eat after food poisoning?

Listen to your body: Ideally, start with copious liquids, then add more substantial food as you feel like it. More gentle foods like broths, bland crackers, breads, etc. tend to be well tolerated. There is really no strict code on what not to eat. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to eat nonbland foods after food poisoning?

Please advise if it's bad to eat nonbland foods after food poisoning?

Might stir things up: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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How long should one stay on the BRAT diet after food poisoning? When can one return to a normal diet?

How long should one stay on the BRAT diet after food poisoning? When can one return to a normal diet?

BRAT diet: As soon as any vomiting stops, it is safe to progress your diet. Apple sauce may actually increase diarrhea. A good reference is the American Academy of Pediatrics heathy kids.org. All the best. ...Read more

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How soon can I eat solid food after food poisoning?

Diarrhea subsides: Stay on clear liquids until the diarrhea subsides. It is important to avoid dehydation so liquids are a must. After the diarrhea stops, go back slowly over a 24 hour time span using toast, fruits.Avoid vegetables, nuts and legumes for a few days after food poisoning since their high-fiber content makes them difficult to digest, and they can cause gas. Spicy foods and sauces can also aggravate. ...Read more

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How long after eating tainted food could I get sick from food poisoning?

How long after eating tainted food could I get sick from food poisoning?

The meal after next: Food can go bad from a number of germs, which have onset of varying times. A rule of thumb I use is the meal after next-of you ate something bad for breakfast you will have diarrhea around dinner-time. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food poisoning and how long after eating untill symptoms show up?

What are the symptoms of food poisoning and how long after eating untill symptoms show up?

Gi Distress: A variety of symptoms but usually nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. They can start as rapidly as 30 minutes or several days. Once the symptoms start, one commonly feels better in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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How long after eating possibly contaminated food would one suffer the symptoms of food poisoning?

2-6 hours for staph: Food poisoning is caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms, including various bacteria, viruses and parasites, or their toxins are the causes of food poisoning. When you develop symptoms depends on the exact cause of the food poisoning. One of the common causes of food poisoning is due to toxins produced by bacteria staph aureus especially if food is kept at room temperature. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is an illness coming from food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or other substances. Anyone can be at risk, but pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more