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Can food poisoning feel like flu? Ate food from bowl lots of people touched, next few days body aches/fatigue. I think food was sitting for while too

Can food poisoning feel like flu? Ate food from bowl lots of people touched, next few days body aches/fatigue. I think food was sitting for while too

Doubt food poisoning: Food poisoning is not a likely cause of body aches and fatigue, unless you also have had nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. The shared food with "lots of people" suggests there may have been several people around -- maybe a party? That's a situation very conducive to respiratory infections (colds, influenza, etc), more likely to cause "flu like" symptoms. Anyway, see a doctor if it continues. ...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


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Pain everytime I eat feels like I have constant food poisoning what could it be?

Pain everytime I eat feels like I have constant food poisoning what could it be?

Medical evaluation: It is not normal to have this problem. It is hard to guess what the problem could be. The location of the pain will inform your doctor where the pain might be. if it is in the esophagus, there is usually a swallowing complaint. If it is the gallbladder, you will feel nauseated after eating. if the stomach is obstructing and not emptying symptoms are different. Colon issues different ...Read more

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After weeks of food poisoning i still feel like i'm going to throw up, what to do?

After weeks of food poisoning i still feel like i'm going to throw up, what to do?

Should not last week: Food poisoning should NOT last weeks! If you are still having symptoms, there is probably something else going on and you should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist, have your stool checked (especially for C.diff), and possibly get scoped (endoscopy and colonoscopy). ...Read more

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I have been suffering from what seems like severe flatulence for the last 12 hours and have just started to feel nauseous. Could it be food poisoning?

I have been suffering from what seems like severe flatulence for the last 12 hours and have just started to feel nauseous. Could it be food poisoning?

Possibly: But the only way in which to diagnose this appropriately would be to see a doctor, provide a detailed history, get examined and perhaps have stool specimen tested. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from what feels like food poisoning or digestive bug, also a very sore tonsil one side. It's now hard to swallow. Strange. Advice?

I've been suffering from what feels like food poisoning or digestive bug, also a very sore tonsil one side. It's now hard to swallow. Strange. Advice?

See a doctor: Without an exam and full medical history impossible to diagnose over the internet, but this certainly sounds as if you should be seen by a doctor and fully evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nausious after eating feel like vomiting but haven't, no diariah, slight fever and body aches..Mild case of food poisoning?

Nausious after eating feel like vomiting but haven't, no diariah, slight fever and body aches..Mild case of food poisoning?

It's possible, but..: Your symptoms are too nonspecific. Your limited information does not provide a context for symptom onset, severity, or duration. Especially if distress persists, or is accompanied by bleeding, worsening pain, lightheadedness, or development of vomiting or fever, then get a good examination with appropriate testing for reassurance and/or treatment. ...Read more

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I am wondering what herbs are good for food poisoning like illnesses?

I am wondering what herbs are good for food poisoning like illnesses?

Homoeopathy: The homeopathic remedy arsenicum album is fabulous for food poisoning like symptoms when you are going at both ends. Ginger tea can help soothe the stomach and acupuncture / acupressure can also work well. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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