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How long could food poisoning last?

How long could food poisoning last?

Usually days: The length and severity of food poisoning depends on the affected person and the dose and type of infection acquired. It is typically past in a few days. Two weeks is on the longer side. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Alprazolam (Definition)

Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system. So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight, dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more


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Can my food poisoning hurt the baby?

Can my food poisoning hurt the baby?

Yes: It depends on the type of food poisoning and age and health of the baby. In general, the mom passes the offending organism quickly with little or no harm to herself or the fetus. Some like listeria may not harm moms but can have devastating effects on the fetus. It is wise to eat local or home-cooked foods. Read also: globalization exposes food supply to unsanitary practices http://t.Co/0pdamn7. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from ice?

Can you get food poisoning from ice?

Yes: Not all bacteria, fungi or viruses are killed by ice. That is why when traveling abroad to countries with questionable sanitation, you are told not to drink the water or the ice, bottled or boiled water is the safe, potable form of plain water in those countries. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning spread/attack?

How does food poisoning spread/attack?

Just as it sounds: Transmitted by food but then some can then spread from person to person. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure food poisoning?

What can be done to cure food poisoning?

Time & support: Most of the time, your body will take care of this on its own -- as long as you stay hydrated and rest for a couple of days. If stools are bloody or you cannot even keep fluids down, you need medical attention and support. If it's a child who is ill, they can dehydrate very quickly and may need to see a doctor sooner. Pedialyte can be good for both kids and adults if need be. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning affect your body?

How does food poisoning affect your body?

Depends on type: Symptoms of Food poisoning may include nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, fever and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get food poisoning?

Can you tell me how to get food poisoning?

Where to begin...: Some examples....
1. The biggest offender is poor hand hygiene.
Other major ones:
2. Unsafe handling and storage of food
3. Handling food while having a contagious
illness
4. Breakdown in following regulations in the production and distribution of food products, ending up on your table
5. Using contaminated food in your recipes (e.g. bloated cans of vegetables, unpasteurized honey, others ...Read more

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How can the body react to food poisoning?

How can the body react to food poisoning?

Depends on the cause: Usual reaction is nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. Severe poisoing may lead to dehydration, shock, renal failure and in case of botulism to paralysis. ...Read more

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How do I tell what caused my food poisoning?

How do I tell what caused my food poisoning?

Not a matter for: Self-diagnosis. There are far too many different causes of food poisoning to provide a brief answer. It usually requires taking a history, physical examination and lab tests of the patient as well tests on the suspected foods. ...Read more

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What do you eat when you have food poisoning?

What do you eat when you have food poisoning?

Bland, fluids: Assuming it is true "food poisoning" (gastroenteritis), not active inflammatory disease, etc., brat diet, bananas, rice (white), applesauce, tea, toast; fluids, not just h2o. Go easy on fruit juices (sorbitol content can cause cramps, diarrhea); miso soup, broths. Add boiled, broiled chicken, fish; baked/boiled potato. Fever, bleed, pain, xs vomit, diarrhea, prolonged course, complex pmh, see md. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for food poisoning?

Tips: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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What to fake sick with other than food poisoning?

What to fake sick with other than food poisoning?

Come on now!!: Do you really expect us to help you out with this one? ...Read more

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If I have food poisoning, how long should it last?

Depends: Staph: lasts 1-3 days. Viral gastroenteritis can last a week. Anything longer needs evaluation.
See doc if fever, bleeding, severe symptoms, i.e. Can't keep anything down or in, other health issues, e.g. Diabetes, chronic illnesses, elderly, very young, rash, joint pains, recent travel, antibiotics in past 2-3 months, etc to make sure of the diagnosis, and get appropriate rx, avoid dehydratio, . ...Read more

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Can you get food poisoning from the metal in spoons?

Can you get food poisoning from the metal in spoons?

What is the metal?: Although it is not food poisoning - if one had a spoon made of lead or another toxic metal - that may adversely affect health. ...Read more

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Why is food poisoning so painful? I need some advice.

Why is food poisoning so painful? I need some advice.

Spasm: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary. Was there specific advice that you were looking for. If yes, then please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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How to know if I have got really mild food poisoning?

How to know if I have got really mild food poisoning?

You can't: This is probably fairly common, and it's moot. Just get better. Nobody's going to assay for a miniscule dose of a staph or bacillary toxin that's not usually assayed-for anyway. ...Read more

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What is the number one way to treat/cure food poisoning?

What is the number one way to treat/cure food poisoning?

Depends on cause: Food poisoning may be due to chemical contamination, contamination by organisms, e.g., hepatitis, giardia, e coli, cryptosporidium, listeria etc; preformed microbial toxins like staphylococcal toxin, botulism etc. Treatment would depend in the cause of food poisoning. The best approach would be prevention. See this for more info
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisonin. ...Read more

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How can you tell if its a sickness bug or food poisoning?

How can you tell if its a sickness bug or food poisoning?

From the temporal: Events. If you ate something and then got sick right afterwards that is more likely food poisoning. If you get sick withotu eating that is more likely morning sickness. Of course sometimes it is hard to tell. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food poisoning. How do you treat it? .

What are the symptoms of food poisoning. How do you treat it? .

Hmm: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain within a few hours of ingestion. Provided your symptoms get better in a day or, fluids and supportive measures should take care o it. If symptoms persist more than a day or 2 a more complete history and physical by your doctor is advised. ...Read more

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Are you more susceptible to food poisoning once you've had it?

Are you more susceptible to food poisoning once you've had it?

No particularly: Once you have had food poisoning & recovered your system will return to its previous state. Hopefully, you will have learned how you were exposed & basic steps to avoid future episodes. However, if the dietary practices that led to your initial event do not change, repeat episodes are likely. ...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

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I need help! How do I know if I have food poisoning or is it something else?

I need help! How do I know if I have food poisoning or is it something else?

Can be hard to know.: Symptoms of Food poisoning may include nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain/ cramping, fever and diarrhea. ...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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Can food poisoning cause colitis?

Can food poisoning cause colitis?

Yes: Colitis is an inflammation of the colon which can be caused by infection. Food poisoning with bacteria or viruses is an infection which can lead to colitis. ...Read more

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What should I eat after food poisoning?

What should I eat after food poisoning?

Depends: There are many different causes of food poisoning, e.g., chemicals, bacterial toxins, live micro-organisms etc. However, once the poisoning has abated, it is okay to take a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils; and low in saturated fats. ...Read more

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Can taking shots prevent food poisoning?

No: ”food poisoning” has many causes. It ranges from preformed toxins that can make an individual sick in a matter of minutes, to harmful bacteria. The only vaccine available foot foodborne pathogens is for salmonella typhi (typhoid fever), and is only indicated for travelers. Sometimes they are advised to take antibiotic prophylaxis for travelers diarrhea (not a shot but a pill). ...Read more

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


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