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How long can it take for food poisoning to show up?

How long can it take for food poisoning to show up?

Depends on cause: Minutes for heavy metal poisoning, hours for staph food poisoning, several days for salmonella or campylobacter and months to years for the human form of mad cow disease. ...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 long does it take for food poisoning to go away?

How long does it take for food poisoning to go away?

3 days to a week: For the top food-borne illnesses like salmonella and shigella the symptoms usually take 4 to 7 days to resolve. A common diarrhea caused by staph which is actually a toxin produced by the bacteria resolves in 24 hours. An organism like yersinia can take up to 3 weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for food poisoning to show up?

How much time does it take for food poisoning to show up?

That depends: Staphylococcus aureus – 1 to 6 hrs, Campylobacter – 2 to 5 days, Clostriidum botulinum – 12 to 72 hours, Clostridium perfringens – 8 to 16 hours, Escherichia Coli – 1 to 8 days, Giardia lamblia – 1 to 2 weeks, Hepatitis A – 28 days, Listeria – 9 to 48 hrs, Noroviruses – 12 to 48 hours, Rotavirus – 1 to 3 days, Salmonella – 1 to 3 days, Shigella – 24 to 48 hours, Vibrio vulnificus – 1 to 7 day. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for food poisoning to occur?

How long is it supposed to it take for food poisoning to occur?

Depends : Some poisons act within minutes, e.g. Strong acid or alkali. Others may take years, e.g., low dose arsenic poisoning ; and a whole lot are inbetween. What poison do you have in mind? ...Read more

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How long can it take for food poisoning (salmonella) to make you sick?

How long can it take for food poisoning (salmonella) to make you sick?

1 to 3 days: Slmonella is one of the more common forms of food poisoning and usually presents about 1 to 3 days after eating contaminated food. Sympoms of salmonella are diarrhea, fever, cramps and vomiting.. ...Read more

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What to take for food poisoning that's causing vomiting?

What to take for food poisoning that's causing vomiting?

Prevent Dehydration: You need to prevent dehydration by drinking fluids containing electrolytes and if the vomiting does not stop.You need to take some meds to dtop the vomiting, .If nothing works go to the er you will need IV fluids. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure food poisoning?

How long does it take to cure food poisoning?

Time will tell: If you have a not too serious bacterial or spoiled food, then a day of nausea, vomiting, then diarrhea usually occurs. Unfortunately there are bad bugs out there that if your health is not the best, can result in death. If you are "sick" then weak care immediately to make sure you will recover. ...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