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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
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
How long after ingestion of parasites does it usually take for someone to show symptoms of toxocariasis?
Difficult to say: The best evidence comes from measuring larvae in the organs (liver, brain, eye) of mice after feeding them toxocara eggs. The liver may be infected as soon as 7 days after ingestion. The brain takes longer & the eyes are the last to be infected. Infection is more likely with frequent ingestion of large amounts of eggs. Many people never get infection after ingestion.Some may become ill years later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LEAD POISONING: It depends on the lead level. Kids are screened until age 5 to DX plumbism. Sx appear at once if level is about 20. Normal before was 10 , now below 5. ...Read more
Variable: There are different types of food poisoning - some are caused by viral illness, some by bacteria, and others from exotoxins produced by bacteria. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramping and diarrhea may occur within minutes to a day or two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Staph food poisoning: preformed toxin (in creamy, mayonaise foods), onset 4-8 h after tainted food. Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea; lasts 24-48 hours. Scombroid poisoning (fresh tuna, grouper, snapper, etc): tasteless toxin, stable to cooking, histamine release; symptoms within 1/2-3h; flushing, palpitations, cramps, diarrhea; lasts 24-48h. Others: onset up to 5 d after exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: In baltimore there were old elegant homes that were decaying. Paint chips would be on the floor. Children in these homes would eat the chips and present to the hospital in coma due to lead toxicity. Children near freeways can have chronic exposure to lead in gasoline fumes that affects learning and behavior over many years. Blood levels can help determine degree of exposure and toxic risk. ...Read more
2-3 days: High fever (greater than 102° f [38.8° c])rapid drop in blood pressure (with lightheadedness or fainting).Sunburn-like rash that can be anywhere on the body, including the palms of the hands and soles of the feet , vomiting or diarrhea , severe muscle aches or weakneness, bright red coloring of the eyes, mouth, throat, and vagina, headache, confusion, disorientation, , seizures, headache, -2-3days. ...Read more
What is HPV of the mouth? What are the symptoms and how is it treated. Once infected how long does the take to go away?
HPV: Hpv (human papilloma virus) causes warts inside the mouth and in the genital organs, affects both males and females and causes increased risk of cancer in the mouth, cervix, and rectal and anal regions. Oral lesions are white and painless. Treatment is excisional biopsy. Prevention by hpv vaccine (3 doses in 6mo) for males and females preferably before engaging in sexual intercourse and oral sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pink eye!: Lots of reasons for "pink" eye or "red" eye. Infections, both viral & bacterial, are common causes of conjunctivitis. Patients typically complain of an irritation, sometimes gritty, sometimes burning, often w/purulent discharge such that their lids are glued shut in the morning & crusted over. Visual acuity should not be affected. When exposed, one can develop symptoms in hours to days. ...Read more
Can you get guillain barre after the flu? if yes how long do symptoms take to develop? how long after the flu are we in the clear that its not gbs?
Yes: GB can occur (although rarely)with a viral infection. Neurologic effects are not expected however. If you do have a neurologic issue you need to consult a neurologist. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of postviral cough and how long does it usually last? Any good/effective remedies to make it go away faster?
Post viral cough: usually appears during an upper respiratory infection (a cold), and then drags on for weeks after other cold symptoms have resolved. There is no fever, no wheezing, no chest pain (or only slight burning with cough), and little or no mucous production. It is a cycle of cough-irritation-cough. The best treatment is cough suppressants so that the airway and throat can heal. ...Read more
Fair quickly: Usually about 6-8 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
48h: Viral meningitides take 48h max. Most are bacterial and much less contagious. If you're worried - go to er and get spinal tap- a safe relatively painless procedure in experienced hands. ...Read more
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