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What age group does food poisoning mostly affect?

What age group does food poisoning mostly affect?

Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can occur at anytime, any age, and any foods are susceptible. From water, salad, meats, and carbs, all food have potential for causing food poisoning. Throw in x-contamination and it's inevitable everyone will be affected at some point in their lives. Those that have weakened immune systems are always at greater risk. ...Read more

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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 age group is most likely to contract food poisoning ?

What age group is most likely to contract food poisoning ?

Not only age range: Food poisoning may affect any age range, but older adults may be more susceptible due to decreased immune system strength. The same may be true of people of any age with chronic medical illnesses. Pregnant women may be more susceptible also. http://www.foodsafety.gov/poisoning/risk/. ...Read more

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Can't tell if I have food poisoning or morning sickness. What's the difference?

Can't tell if I have food poisoning or morning sickness. What's the difference?

If you ate a food: And then got sick it is more likely food poisoning. I think morning sickness happens in the absence of food. You do not have to eat to get nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How to get food poisoning?

How to get food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ((Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish,Puffer fish. Some mushrooms > ...Read more

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How to cure food poisoning?

How to cure food poisoning?

Treatment: 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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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

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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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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