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How can you tell the difference between a Crohn's flare and something more serious like food poisoning, e coli or salmonella?

How can you tell the difference between a Crohn's flare and something more serious like food poisoning, e coli or salmonella?

Culture: A stool culture will give the answer in about 48 hours. If you are under treatment for crohn's, your gastroenterologist knows all about this. The truth is that most food poisoning is self-limited though a major nuisance while you have it; the greatest concern is the e. Coli that cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome. ...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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Can you please tell me how salmonella and food poisoning differ?

Can you please tell me how salmonella and food poisoning differ?

Salmonella is one: Type of food posioning; others are preformed toxins such as staphylococcal toxin, boulism; other bugs such as shigella and chemical contaminants. ...Read more

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What is salmonella food poisoning?

Bacterial infection: Saonella is a bacteria often found in poultry which causes intestinal infection in humans. Symptoms include diarrhea which may be bloody, fever, chills, stomach cramps, and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Most people will recover without any treatment but the infection can be very dangerous to the elderly, children or the sick. ...Read more

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How common is salmonella food poisoning?

How common is salmonella food poisoning?

13.5 per 100000: Incidence of salmonella has gone down in last few years.In 2009, 40000 cases were reported by cdc, that is 13.6 cases per 100000. That is the last stastictic reported. ...Read more

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What do I do for salmonella food poisoning?

What do I do for salmonella food poisoning?

Hydrate: Usually nothing. It runs its course without treatment. Antibiotics are recommended only for certain people: the elderly and immunosuppressed, for example. The important thing is to keep yourself well hydrated. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can get food poisoning / salmonella only from meats?

Meat Sallmonella: Anything that comes in contact with the preparation area in items that have been contaminated with salmonella place you at risk. Poultry is most notorius. Some of the recent outbreaks have been from fruits and vegetables irrigated with contaminated water sources. ...Read more

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Why does it take so long for the symptoms of salmonella food poisoning to appear?

The transmission: of salmonella usually occurs via consumption of contaminated foods: beef, poultry or eggs most commonly. The salmonella bacteria attach to the intestinal lining and are internalized to the intestinal wall. They then spread through the reticuloendothelial system to the liver, spleen and bone marrow. This process, leading to bacteria being found in the blood stream, takes up to 14 days. ...Read more

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Could I get food poisoning/salmonella from other meats, other than chicken?

Could I get food poisoning/salmonella from other meats, other than chicken?

Salmonella: Salmonella is a bacteria that is not specific to any particular meat, fruit or vegetable. More common in poulty, but can be aquired in any food item that has been exposed. ...Read more

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What is done for food poisoning from salmonella?

What is done for  food poisoning from salmonella?

Treamtment: Treatment with anti-biotic that has the ability to fight the infection. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is one that covers, but there have been more and more instances of drug resistance so a culture should be obtained prior to starting the antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...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