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I accidentally ate raw chicken. How do I prevent food poisoning?

I accidentally ate raw chicken. How do I prevent food poisoning?

Nothing to do now: There is a low risk of getting an infection, but since you have already eaten the meat there is nothing for you to do. If there were to be a problem it would likely happen within a few hours. ...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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I have had a bite of slightly undercooked pork. What can I do to avoid food poisoning?

I have had a bite of slightly undercooked pork. What can I do to avoid food poisoning?

Trichenosis: One may get severe muscle aches from undercooked pork but only when it is infected with the parasite. Fortunately this has become a rare issue in today's pork. Once infected, only time will heal it. ...Read more

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I ate meatballs last night I realised were quite undercooked in the center. Should I be worried about food poisoning or parasites? Take measures?

I ate meatballs last night I realised were quite undercooked in the center. Should I be worried about food poisoning or parasites? Take measures?

Undercooked meat: Although it is possible to get food poisoning or parasites from undercooked meat, it is unlikely that this will occur with any one particular event. There are no particular measures that you need to take at this time as long as you're feeling well. See your doctor if you have a new particular symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will I get food poisoning if I've eaten raw chicken?

Will I get food poisoning if I've eaten raw chicken?

Possible: But not definite. Not much you can do if you've already consumed it, mostly just monitor for any symptoms of gastrointestinal upset like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. ...Read more

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How long could chicken food poisoning take to kick in?

How long could chicken food poisoning take to kick in?

Depends : There is not specific "chicken food poisoning". The common food borne illness is likely to be salmonella infection that may 1-7 days. Food contaminated by preformed staphylococcal toxin can start in a couple of hours. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

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How long does it take to notice food poisoning symptoms from eating bad chicken?

It varies...: ...anywhere from a few hours to 5 days, depending on the particular bacteria that might contaminate undercooked or spoiled chicken. But there's no point in doing anything before symptoms start. Just contact your doctor if you develop vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, or fever. Most food poisoning isn't very serious, so it's safe to sit tight and wait for symptoms. ...Read more

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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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