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How long does it take to get food poisoning? I am feeling sick all of a sudden. An hour ago i had a crab salad to eat...Does it take longer for food poisoning to take hold? Could it be that?

How long does it take to get food poisoning? I am feeling sick all of a sudden.  An hour ago i had a crab salad to eat...Does it take longer for food poisoning to take hold?  Could it be that?

Symptoms : Symptoms of food poisoning usually start between four to 48 hours after eating contaminated food. It is usually because you have eaten food contaminated with bacteria or other toxins. Common symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, loose bowel movements, aching muscles and possibly a fever. I don't know if you have food poisoning, but if you do it could be from a meal earlier today or even from something that you ate yesterday. ...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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This is the second time in two weeks I've thrown up after eating a salad. Could it really be I have food poisoning or do I have some sort of allergy?

This is the second time in two weeks I've thrown up after eating a salad. Could it really be I have food poisoning or do I have some sort of allergy?

Probable: Unless both occasions were from the same batch of salad when spoilage would be suspected, you had likely anaphylactic reactions to something in the salad. The chances for anaphylaxis (a life-threatening form of allergic response) are higher when there are itching, flushing, and /or hives. If you can't figure out which ingredient in the salad caused your problem, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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I try to eat Salmon once/twice a week for the omegas. I eat tuna fish (sandwich or on a salad ) about once a week. Shld I worry about Mercury poison?

I try to eat Salmon once/twice a week for the omegas. I eat tuna fish (sandwich or on a salad ) about once a week. Shld I worry about Mercury poison?

Probably not: It is not feasible to provide a definitive answer without analyzing your food. You may consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm110591.htm ...Read more

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I ate a little bit of tuna salad last night and i'm still burping it up tonight. Is that normal with food poisoning or stomach flu? What should I do?

I ate a little bit of tuna salad last night and i'm still burping it up tonight. Is that normal with food poisoning or stomach flu? What should I do?

No burping does not: No burping is not a sign of food poisoning.Burping is caused by excess air in your stomach, you can try over the counter semithicone which may help with burping and if associated with esophageal reflux you can take Omeprazole or Prevacid (lansoprazole) to neutralize the acid. ...Read more

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Is ceaser salad dressing bad for you?

Is ceaser salad dressing bad for you?

No problem: Only if your allergic to some of the ingredients, or if you've had the salad standing outside of the refrigerator for a prolonged period of time. The mayo may spoil and give you stomach flu. ...Read more

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Could it be bad to be addicted to salad?

Could it be bad to be addicted to salad?

Only if : It prevents you from eating a balanced diet, with all the other vitamins, minerals and protein levels that you need to be healthy. ...Read more

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Will salads help me have bm at predictable time?

Will salads help me have bm at predictable time?

Fiber: Having a consistent diet with a high fiber amount will generally help with regulating bowel movement frequency. Eating meals on a regular time schedule may get the timing of your bowel movements to be fairly consistent day-to-day. ...Read more