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What happens in the body after the microbes that produce food borne illness are swallowed?

What happens in the body after the microbes that produce food borne illness are swallowed?

Three choices.: Three choices. First, the immune system generates a significant enouch immune response to kill them with their chemicals. If insufficient they can learn to live with us as a parasite feeding off of us. Or third they can actively go on to cause active invasion of tissues and organs. ...Read more

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Our body has strong immune system to fight with a number of foreign pathogen to prevent illness or desease. So why is it that we still become ill?

Our body has strong immune system to fight with a number of foreign pathogen to prevent illness or desease. So why is it that we still become ill?

Immune reaction: Part of getting ill is that viruses like influenza constantly mutate and evolve to get around the immune system. The other part of feeling ill is a consequence of reactions caused by the immune system while actually fighting infections! ...Read more

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Can swallowing flies accidently cause illness?

Can swallowing flies accidently cause illness?

Anything's possible: It would have to be a fly with an illness or germ that it is carrying, most would probably perish in a usual stomach environment. ...Read more

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What illnesses could I get from swallowing a lot of pool water?

What illnesses could I get from swallowing a lot of pool water?

Not many: Usually pool water is fairly benign as chlorination is effective at reducing bacteria and other organisms. I wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

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I have a popping sound in my throat every time I swallow. This started after a severe gagging episode during an illness. Is this concerning?

I have a popping sound in my throat every time I swallow. This started after a severe gagging episode during an illness. Is this concerning?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy . The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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Sores that wont heal after months, mucusy bloody stools, migraines, pain in throat and difficulty swallowing with no illness?

Sores that wont heal after months, mucusy bloody stools, migraines, pain in throat and difficulty swallowing with no illness?

Oral ulcers?: I suspect you have Crohn's and you need to be seen by a competent gastroenterologist. We need to rule out Behcet's, HIV, lupus, Wegener's, and granulocyoenia. I hope this is a start. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What will happen if I accidently swallowed a piece of a plastic wrapper from a popsicle? How do I know that it is in my body system? Please help.

Watch for symptoms: When you swallow something that is small usually the body gets rid of it in your stools. However, if the object is significantly large it might cause intestinal obstruction which requires immediate evaluation. You might present with abdominal pain and difficulty passing stools. If you are presenting symptoms please consider going to the ED. ...Read more