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Doctor insights on: Smoking Weed To Help With Food Poisoning

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How does food poisoning spread?

How does food poisoning spread?

By what you eat: Food poisoning doesn't spread from person to person. Rather, bacteria or virus is eaten which causes a reaction in your body. Everyone who eats the same food has similar reaction i.e. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc. ...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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How can I treat food poisoning?

How can I treat food poisoning?

Symptomatically: For the most part. Although some causes of foodborne gastroenteritis should not be treated with anti-diarrheal meds despite diarrhea because shigella and e. Coli o157 can be made worse. Remember some foodborne diseases are not specifically gastrointestinal such as botulism and amnestied shellfish poisoning and scombroid fish poisoning. ...Read more

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How do you treat food poisoning?

How do you treat food poisoning?

Fluids, maybe meds: Supportive care, fluids, brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea), maybe meds. Not always antibiotics; be careful using antidiarrheals-can retain the germ. Probiotics can be helpful. Contact md if prolonged, fever, bleeding, can't keep things down or in. ...Read more

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What to do about food poisoning?

What to do about food poisoning?

FOOD POISONING: Avoid uncooked food and tapwater. Well cooked kills bacteria and spores. Take extra precautions while traveling to underdeveloped regions in the world. ...Read more

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How can you fight food poisoning?

How can you fight food poisoning?

Be cautious: Of where st what you eat. When you eat out make sure your trust the food preparation and staff hygiene. Avoid ordering raw or under cooked foods. At home wash your produce well. Don't use the same cutting boards for meats as you do veggies. Wash your cutlery well. Cook your food thoroughly. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for food poisoning?

Who is at risk for food poisoning?

Everyone: Food poisoning can affect anyone. However, the very young and old are at higher risk, as are anyone with a compromised immune system. ...Read more

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How can you contract food poisoning?

How can you contract food poisoning?

Eating bad food: Food poisoning can come from eating food contaminated with bacteria usually. The most likely culprits are foods that have set out too long. Be especially careful with foods that contain mayonnaise on a buffet or family picnic that have set out awhile. Always remember to wash your fresh foods before you eat them. This will lessen the chance that you will contract a food borne illness. ...Read more

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What can be done for food poisoning?

What can be done for food poisoning?

Depends on the type: Of "poison". The preventive issues and clinical features and treatments vary depending on if the food poisoning is due to live micro-organisms, bacterial toxins, or chemical poisons. See this site for more information.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002618/. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Can you get food poisoning from chili?

Yes: Food poisoning can come from any food item. All it takes is enough bacteria to accumulate in the food so that when we eat it our bodies become ill. Generally our bodies will recover in a short period - days to weeks. (but, those can be some pretty miserable days!) use care when storing food or eating/reheating leftovers. ...Read more

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How do I know if I had food poisoning?

How do I know if I had food poisoning?

Vomiting, diarrhea.: If you have vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, chills, you may have food poisoning. ...Read more

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I have food poisoning What can I take?

Depends...: The treatment for food poisoning really depends on the type of food poisoning and the symptoms you are having. In general, keeping hydrated is important. If you are having a lot of nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, drinking a sports drink will help keep your electrolytes normal. If your symptoms are severe or persistent, see a doctor ASAP. Good luck!! ...Read more

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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

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Can you get food poisoning from couscous?

Can you get food poisoning from couscous?

Yes: Any food can be contaminated by bacteria, toxins or chemicals. ...Read more

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How simple is it to catch food poisoning?

How simple is it to catch food poisoning?

Unfortunately: Very easy as one in six Americans will suffer from some form of food poisoning this year ...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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What home foods could cause food poisoning?

Any: Any food if infected can cause food poisoning. If by home food you mean foods that you prepare and store or can yourself there's even greater possibility of this if you aren't using a preservative. Meats and dairy products are more often the culprit but starches, fruits and veges can also harbor pathogenic bacteria. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to catch food poisoning?

Not at all: Difficult. It's actually somewhat common. As each year one in six persons suffers from a bout of food poisoning, according to the CDC! Just try to be as good as you can about safe home food preparation and eat at restaurants you trust their hygiene. Also try to avoid undercooked/raw meats and seafood. ...Read more

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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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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 are some of the tests for Food poisoning?

What are some of the tests for Food poisoning?

The tests for Food poisoning include:: Amylase, Basic metabolic panel, Biopsy, Blood culture, Complete blood count, Hepatitis A IgM, Lipase, Liver function test, Stool culture, Stool ova and parasite exam, Upper endoscopy, Xray of abdomen, Stool WBC's. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have got food poisoning?

This depends: Botulism is a form of food poisoning and you should probably see your doctor. Other types of food-poisoning are self-limited and get better with rest and liquids.

Serious symptoms that should not be ignored include fever, worsening abdominal pain and blood in your stool. ...Read more

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What medicine is there to treat food poisoning?

What medicine is there to treat food poisoning?

Time and Fluids: Meds for symptoms: uncontrolled vomiting (zofran, phenergan, compazine). Moderate diarrhea - imodium. Since most food poisoning is self-limited, pushing fluids and getting rest is best most of the time. If high fever, severe abdominal pain, bloody stools, or are sick for more than 48 hours, see a doctor! You may need antibiotics and IV fluids. Xifaxan (rifaximin) is a nice antibiotic for traveller's diarrhea. ...Read more

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Please explain why is food poisoning so painful?

Please explain why is food poisoning so painful?

Poison.: When your body is poisoned by foods, the body reacts in two ways, it is hurt by the poisons the foods have, and some cells can be damaged or die in the process, and this can cause pain. The second is the body fights fiercely to get rid of it, which includes acid production and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea to flush the poison out of the body as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have food poisoning?

What exactly does it mean to have food poisoning?

Symptoms: The development of symptoms following ingestion of food usually but not always vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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What to do about food poisoning or something else?

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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Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Not likely: It's more likely to prevent it, as microwaves can heat up food to a point such that harmful bacteria or their toxins are inactivated/killed. There is a rare chance if you are using non-microwave safe dishes, that microwaving could lead to toxic substances leaching into your food which could cause gastrointestinal upset/food poisoning. ...Read more

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What to do if I have food poisoning, what can I do?

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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What to do if I got food poisoning from mcdonoald's?

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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What is food poisoning and how do I know if I have it?

What is food poisoning and how do I know if I have it?

Nausea, vomiting: Most of the gastroenteritis we are diagnosing is actually food poisoning. Nausea and vomiting, with or without diarrhea, is likely due to food poisoning. Usually, symptoms resolve in 24 hours or less. I recommend drinking just healthy juices for several days after a bout of food poisoning, so that your gut can rest and heal and you can still get nourishment. Then, follow a bland diet for sev days. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get food poisoning from marshmellows?

Is it possible to get food poisoning from marshmellows?

Sure: Not likely, but it is possible. Anything you ingest that is tainted with bacteria may cause "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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins ...Read more