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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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I'm sick food poisoning :-\ This is happening 3rd time in 4-5 months. Every times after a 40 days around. why the food poisoning is again and again??

I'm sick
food poisoning :-\  This is happening 3rd time in 4-5 months.
Every times after a 40 days around.
why the food poisoning is again and again??

Is it really that?: If symptoms that seem to be food poisoning happen again and again, the thought has to pop up that this may not be recurrent food poisoning episodes but rather a chronic illness that needs to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Do I have food poisoning or am I just sick like with flu?

Do I have food poisoning or am I just sick like with flu?

Symptoms?: The flu usually causes fever - food poisoning doesn't. Flu causes muscle aches and headache. Food poisoning doesn't but causes nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. The flu is contagious in the air - other friends/family sick? Food poisoning is clustered around a meal - other people who ate what you ate sick? Food poisoning usually passes in 24-48 hours. Flu may last a week. ...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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Why does it take a couple of hours before you start feeling ill from food poisoning?

Why does it take a couple of hours before you start feeling ill from food poisoning?

Germs require time: Sevreal variables can delay the onset of symptoms in food poisoning.The amount of germs ingested may vary & stomach acid may destroy them before they can get thru. The host body may also be tolerate the toxin up to a point.Any left over germs require time to make enough toxin in the gut to trigger symptoms.Occasionally the germs have made enough toxin before intake that symptoms come sooner. ...Read more

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Can food poisoning affect one person and not another? My sister and i ate the same dish but she's sick and i'm fine.

Can food poisoning affect one person and not another? My sister and i ate the same dish but she's sick and i'm fine.

Most likely it isn't: Food poisoning. Rather i suspect she caught a stomach virus & started having symptoms when you had dinner. Hopefully you practice good handwashing & didn't do anything to acquire it (although individual immunity to viruses can vary). ...Read more

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Sick saturday night and have felt dehydrated since. Possible to get food poisoning from tuna?

Sick saturday night and have felt dehydrated since. Possible to get food poisoning from tuna?

From anything: Any spoiled or contaminated food can cause food poisoning and some times it may be from what is put on it . Mayo and sour cream are just a couple of examples. ...Read more

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I had a burger earlier and now I feel sick. I'm worried about food poisoning. Should I take zofran (ondansetron)?

I had a burger earlier and now I feel sick. I'm worried about food poisoning. Should I take zofran (ondansetron)?

Sure. U can try this: If no improvement or you have diarrhea, fever and or severe abdominal pain, then you will need to be seen to R/o E.coli infection. If your symptoms get better with zofran, (ondansetron) but have recurrent attacks with greasy meals, then you need to have work up done to R/ o gall bladder disease. Will need gall bladder US and or HIDA scan with CCK. ...Read more

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Food poisoning. My mild symptoms started 2 hours after dinner, full blown 4 hours after. It's been 10, i'm still sick, but is grandson safe?

Food poisoning. My mild symptoms started 2 hours after dinner, full blown 4 hours after. It's been 10, i'm still sick, but is grandson safe?

See Doctor: Gi symptoms present for so many days require md visit to examine and decide treatment hand washing usually prevents spreading infections to other people. Extreme care in hand washing especially preparing food for others is essential. ...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