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What are the chances of getting food poisoning abroad at five star hotels?

What are the chances of getting food poisoning abroad at five star hotels?

Where? What r u eat: Depends on where you are, what you eat, and drink. Safest plan in a place where real risk for food poisoning, traveller's diarrhea, hepatitis, etc. Is "if you can't peel it, or boil it, forget it". Often issue is h2o-use bottled water to brush teeth; no ice in drinks. Salad, ceviche, raw anything is suspect, even in 5 star hotel. Remember u r in a 5 star hotel, but staff don't live in it. ...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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India for a business trip, how to avoid food poisoning? my colleagues got sick from chain hotels and famous restaurants. what to eat?cooked veggie?

India for a business trip, how to avoid food poisoning? my colleagues got sick from chain hotels and famous restaurants. what to eat?cooked veggie?

Food poisoning: OK..first..make sure your hepatitis A vaccine has taken and you have antibodies. Second, wash your hands religiously. If possible drink bottled water. With drinks....no ice..because they are usually from tap water. Lastly...stay away from public waterways, rivers and lakes. Just have a good time and be cautious, you'll be fine! ...Read more

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I ate chucked nuggets which were raw and then microwaved only for five minutes will I get food poisoning?

I ate chucked nuggets which were raw and then microwaved only for five minutes will I get food poisoning?

Time will tell.: We would have to hope that the five minutes of microwave time would be enough to have cooked the chicken nuggets thoroughly. If not, then you may be getting sick soon. Unfortunately, we'll just have to wait and see. In the future, please use the microwave for warming more than initial cooking. ...Read more

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What to do when you get food poisoning from a food fair?

Hydration: Stay hydrated, sports drinks like gatorade are the best to use, if any fever, blood in stool or vomit, or if you can't keep fluids down, or if symptoms persist for more than 48 hrs seek medical help. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering if it is likely i will get food poisoning or if it's not really a common thing?

At some point in: your life, you'll probably be exposed to some compromised food. But remember "food poisoning" comes in all shades of severity; sometimes so mild you may just have some mild stomach upset and loose stool for a day or so, to as severe death. Just try to make sure you optimize your food hygiene at home and eat out a restaurants you trust. Avoid undercooked foods unless you really trust them. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over my food poisoning?

Is there a best way to get over my food poisoning?

Treat the cause: Food poisoning is caused by many agents, including viral, bacterial, parasitic infections, chemicals, preformed toxins like staphylococcal toxin, botulism and food intolerances etc. You need to address the cause of your food poisoning. If you do not know the cause, please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a sure way to get salmonella or food poisoning?

Nothing's 100% but: Two things at high risk for foodborne illness would be eating raw chicken or eating egg or tuna salad that has not be refrigerated and sitting in the sun for most of a day. ...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