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Doctor insights on: Shrimp Food Poisoning Symptoms

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I have had food poisoning from shrimp for nearly 48 hours - should I seek emergency medical attention?

Shrimps: I have had personal experience of a friend who died of shrimp food poisoning. Do not take it lightly and seek medical attention if you are not feeling well. ...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 symptoms are common in food poisoning?

What symptoms are common in food poisoning?

GI symptoms: Mostly you can get GI symptoms including nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps/pain as well as fever. Many different organisms can cause food poisoning and so there are other possible symptoms depending on the illness. Stay hydrated and if you have any worrisome symptoms, or you're not improving, see you doctor. ...Read more

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How fast should food poisoning symptoms occur?

How fast should food poisoning symptoms occur?

Hours: Range of 4 to 6 up to 12; however that is the inconvenient montezuma's revenge. Frankly, my concern is the tainting anywhere along the process. The big outbreaks make the evening news. Thank god for the cdc. Remember people do die from these outbreaks. ...Read more

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What should be done if I have symptoms of food poisoning?

What should be done if I have symptoms of food poisoning?

What symptoms?: You have made a presumptive diagnosis, based upon what? I do not know what specifically is meant when you say symptoms of food poisoning. Please go see a doctor and have this worked out professionally. ...Read more

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Do i need to have all the symptoms of food poisoning to have poisoning?

Do i need to have all the symptoms of food poisoning to have poisoning?

No: There are many causes of food poisoning, e.g., chemicals, microbial toxin, infection with live viruses, bacteria, parasites etc and each type has different symptoms. ...Read more

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E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

Bloody diarrhea: Acute bloody diarrhea is the main symptom, but in some cases there is no bleeding. There is often abdominal tenderness and absence of fever. Complications may include kidney failure, hemolytic anemia, and low platelets. ...Read more

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How do doctors stop food poisoning symptoms?

How do doctors stop food poisoning symptoms?

Depends on the : Cause. It is better to treat the cause rather than symptoms. There are many causes of food poisoning including, chemicals, infectious agents, biological toxins and food intolerance etc. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of food poisoning vs symptoms of flu ?

What is the symptoms of food poisoning vs symptoms of flu ?

Cramps vs cough: Food poisoning is mostly cramping and diarrhea. Flu is a severe upper respiratory illness with a cough. ...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