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Is food poisoning from frozen food common?

Is food poisoning from frozen food common?

Yes: It's not uncommon. It's probably less likely then fresh foods to cause food poisoning, but frozen food can absolutely cause food poisoning. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20100618/frozen-meals-linked-to-salmonella-outbreak freezing won't kill all bacteria. It will slow growth of bacteria, but if the food is already infected for example before it's frozen you'll get sick. ...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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How does food poisoning work? How long after eating contaminated food would one suffer from the symptoms of food poisoning? What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

How does food poisoning work? How long after eating contaminated food would one suffer from the symptoms of food poisoning? What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

Food : Food poisoning is a common condition that results in more than 75 million episodes occur annually in the United States. Close to one in five episodes of diarrhea is likely to be due to a food-borne disease. This means that the average person in the United States will have a food-borne illness once every three to four years. Fortunately, most people recover from an episode of food-borne illness without any long-term complications. The symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain (often aching or colicky in nature), diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody), fevers and very rarely blurry vision or tingling in arms. Food poisoning can be caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and toxins. Some of the most common causes include e.Coli, salmonella, hepatitis a, norovirus and listeria. Since each of these bacteria or viruses have different pathogenic mechanisms, the onset of symptoms after ingestion can widely vary. In some instances, symptoms can start within minutes of ingestion (e.g. If the food ingested contains pre-formed toxins that have been produced by bacteria) and in others, symptoms may take days to develop as bacteria first have to grow within the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Is it flu or food poisoning from sprouts?

Is it flu or food poisoning from sprouts?

Virus: Flu is caused by influenza virus, not by food. Food poisoning is caused by bad bacteria that grows in the improperly stored or cooked food. ...Read more

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What are the foods to avoid after recovering from food poisoning?

FOOD POISONING: There are many types of food poisoning but they are manifested by vomiting and lbm so the foods to avoid are those that cause vomiting and lbm. ...Read more

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Recovery food from C-section ?

Recovery food from C-section ?

The same as food: After any surgery. Start with fluids then advance as tolerated to soft foods then a regular diet. No other special dietary instructions need. ...Read more

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

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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

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What is done for food poisoning from salmonella?

What is done for  food poisoning from salmonella?

Treamtment: Treatment with anti-biotic that has the ability to fight the infection. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is one that covers, but there have been more and more instances of drug resistance so a culture should be obtained prior to starting the antibiotic. ...Read more

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How to avoid contracting food poisioning from Restaurants and Takeaways ?

How to avoid contracting food poisioning from Restaurants and Takeaways ?

Wrong forum: There is no answer to this question other than not to eat in such places. Perhaps you can contact your public health officials where you live for a list of questionable places in your community. ...Read more

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Could you recover from mercury poisoning?

Could you recover from mercury poisoning?

Depends on dose/age: Mercury is more toxic in organic form than elemental form and much more detrimental to fetus/infants than adults. There are medications that can bind to mercury and remove it from body if an adult is exposed to elemental Hg, not much can be done for fetus/infant exposed to organic Hg. ...Read more

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Any long term side effects from food poisoning at a fast food restaurant?

Any long term side effects from food poisoning at a fast food restaurant?

Yes: I lost a friend due to hep-c from someone's ''dirty'' handling in such a situation. The list is long and ranges from inconvenient vomiting & diarrhea to -hate to say it, but i lived it- the bacteria, viruses & parasites that get passed causing illnesses and even killing you. I know the chances are small, but be careful, not paranoid. ...Read more

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Any tips from recovering from a binge-eating hangover?

Any tips from recovering from a binge-eating hangover?

Keep the memory of: how you feel right now in sharp focus. It can be a deterrent then next you feel temped to binge on food. If you haven't looked into Over Eater's Anonymous - it is a great organization. ...Read more

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Could food poisoning require hospitalization?

Could food poisoning require hospitalization?

"Food poisoning": This possibly could require hospitalization if you have significant dehydration leading to kidney failure. If you are unable to keep down any liquids whatsoever you may be admitted for hydration and symptom management. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from ice?

Yes: Not all bacteria, fungi or viruses are killed by ice. That is why when traveling abroad to countries with questionable sanitation, you are told not to drink the water or the ice, bottled or boiled water is the safe, potable form of plain water in those countries. ...Read more

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Can irradiation get rid off food poisoning from e. Coli and salmonella?

Can irradiation get rid off food poisoning from e. Coli and salmonella?

Yes: Irradiating food can stop e. Coli and salmonella, two bacterial causes of food poisoning from contaminated meat and poultry. The bacteria shigella and campylobacter, plus the parasite toxoplasma, can also be stopped by irradiation of food. ...Read more

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Severe power outage. Is the odor from rotten food dangerous to health? Lingering from freezer/fridge for days after removal of food.

Odor: The odor itself is not itself dangerous. However, the cause could be bacterial growth from the spoilage which could be. A thorough cleaning of the freezer is in order, and a examination of all remain food to ensure there is no smell to them or spoilage. Cleaning should include emptying and cleaning with a bleach solution. ...Read more

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How likely is dying from alcohol poisoning?

How likely is dying from alcohol poisoning?

Real: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. Drinking too much can lead to a coma and loss of protective reflexes that prevent you from aspirating and keep you breathing. People can vomit and aspirate it into their lungs. They can be so drunk, they can stop breathing. These effects are magnified if alcohol is used with other meds that are sedating, like opioids or benzodiazepines. Be careful! ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent food poisoning after eating contaminated food?

Not possible: The definition of food poisoning can be difficult since there are many possible causes for GI illness related to contaminated foods, some of which are related to preformed toxins from bacteria, some to the bacteria themselves, some to toxic materials in the food products. If you develop symptoms be sure and remember what you ate and when and where. Good luck. ...Read more

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How are a stomach virus and food poisoning different?

How are a stomach virus and food poisoning different?

Stomach virus is one: Form of food poisoning. There are many causes of food poisoning and each has different symptoms. Consult this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...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


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Food Poisoning (Definition)

A condition that occurs when a person swallows food or water that contains ...Read more