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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

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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 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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What are some foods poisoning symptoms?

What are some foods  poisoning symptoms?

Variable: Food poisoning may be due to chemicals, biological toxins, and live mico-organisms. The common symptoms are nausea, vomiting diarrhoea but there are many variations. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/understanding-food-poisoning-symptoms. ...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

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How do you get lead poisoning?

How do you get lead poisoning?

Many possibilities. : Lead was used as an additive to paints used in home building years ago & the inhalation of paint dust during renovations, or kids chewing on cribs painted with lead paint provided some. Exposure to clothes of someone working in around lead (battery reclamation) or that from lead paint on decorative dishes were also common. Removal of lead from many of these products has reduced public risk. ...Read more

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How can you get lead poisoning?

Lead in environment: Sources of lead include old paint (babies chewing on windowsills); soil near a highway; pottery with lead based glaze (usually imported); and some toys have been found to have lead based paint (again- imported. Lead based paint is no longer used in the US. ...Read more

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How can I treat lead poisoning?

Not a matter for : Self treatment. Lead poisoning may require chelation therapy, please consult your doctor. For more information on prevention, symptoms etc see this site. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002473.htm. ...Read more

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Who are specialists in poisoning?

Who are specialists in poisoning?

Toxicologists: Physicians with specialty training in dealing with poisonings are toxicologists. However many physicians, internists, ER docs, pediatricians, family practice, are quite comfortable dealing with many of these issues also. ...Read more

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What is strychnine poisoning like?

What is strychnine poisoning like?

Awful!: ~ 20 minutes after a toxic dose, the body's muscles begin to twitch and spasm, leading to nearly continuous convulsions and then increased body temperature and muscle breakdown. People die after 2-3 hours from eventual paralysis of breathing or exhaustion from continuous convulsions. ...Read more

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What oil is healthiest for salades?

What oil is healthiest for salades?

Olive: Olive oil will generally make the tastiest healthy salad dressing. It is a monounsaturated oil, a crucial portion of a healthy "mediterranean style diet". ...Read more

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How should you treat lead poisoning?

How should you treat lead poisoning?

See a specialist: The first thing to do is to make sure that you find the source of the lead so that you can stop the exposure. Next you need to see a doctor that knows how to treat this kind of condition. It may just take watchful waiting or you may need to go through a treatment called chelation. ...Read more

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Dosage of atropine for op poisoning?

Dosage of atropine for op poisoning?

Not an issue for: Self treatment. Please consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. If by op you mean opiate, Atropine is not a proper treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get salmonella poisoning?

How do you get salmonella poisoning?

Tainted food.: Usually by eating tainted or undercooked food especially eggs or chicken. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lead poisoning?

M.D. visit: Lead is an environmental toxin and measurements of high levels in the bloodstream require treatment. Avoiding the source of lead, having your home and water supply inspected for possibly sources may be completed by the health department. Please check with your doctor for treatment recommendations based on the level in your bloodstream. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How does one get deodorant poisoning?

How does one get deodorant poisoning?

Deodorant poisoning: Occurs only if you ingest the product. When used externally as directed, it is not dangerous or toxic. ...Read more

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What can be done for gluten poisoning?

What can be done for gluten poisoning?

Gluten: In all practical terms, there is no such thing as Gordon poisoning. In the rear patients who have true celiac disease, it is vital to avoid all gluten because of reactions to it. In people who feel that they have intolerance to gluten, there are very in degrees as to how aggressively they need to avoid them. They are not poisoned by them, however. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney poisoning?

What are symptoms of kidney poisoning?

It depends.: This depends on what you mean by poisoning. If you mean renal failure, this has symptoms like high BUN and creatinine (azotemia), hematuria, proteinuria, and dehydration or edema depending on the type of renal failure. If prerenal (beforethe kidney), bun/cr ratio is >20:1, renal <10-15:1, and postrenal has a high BUN of 150 if advanced. Causes like sle, strep., etc. Have unique signs (eg c3c). ...Read more