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How can you tell if it's food poisoning?

How can you tell if it's food poisoning?

If you eat something: And then in a short while later get ill - that is likely food poisoning. In most cases it is limited. If you contrinue to vomit go see a doctor. You can get very dehydrated and also yoru electrolytes can become imbalancede. ...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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Can you tell me how to get food poisoning?

Can you tell me how to get food poisoning?

Where to begin...: Some examples.... 1. The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene. Other major ones: 2. Unsafe handling and storage of food 3. Handling food while having a contagious illness 4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products, ending up on your table 5. Using contaminated food in your recipes (e.g. bloated cans of vegetables, unpasteurized honey, others ...Read more

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How do I tell what caused my food poisoning?

How do I tell what caused my food poisoning?

Not a matter for : Self-diagnosis. There are far too many different causes of food poisoning to provide a brief answer. It usually requires taking a history, physical examination and lab tests of the patient as well tests on the suspected foods. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people cure food poisoning?

Can someone tell me how people cure food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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How can you tell if its a sickness bug or food poisoning?

How can you tell if its a sickness bug or food poisoning?

From the temporal : Events. If you ate something and then got sick right afterwards that is more likely food poisoning. If you get sick withotu eating that is more likely morning sickness. Of course sometimes it is hard to tell. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long should food poisoning usually last?

Can you tell me how long should food poisoning usually last?

Usuall y24 hrs: If it persists more than 24 hours go see a doctor. It is not ordinary food poisoning. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to notice food poisoning symptoms?

Please tell me how long it takes for to notice food poisoning symptoms?

Depends : Different posions have different lag periods. Strong acids and alkali act immediately. Low dose arsenic poisioning may not be evident for months or years; a lot more are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind? ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to recover from food poisoning?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to recover from food poisoning?

Depends: Depends on the severity or quantity of exposure and the preexisting weaknesses of the person afflicted. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to start getting symptoms of food poisoning?

Please tell me how long it takes for to start getting symptoms of food poisoning?

Depends: Different posions have different lag periods. Strong acids and alkali act immediately. Low dose arsenic poisioning may not be evident for months or years; a lot more are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind? ...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