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How safe is yogurt?What should I look for to avoid food poisoning?

How safe is yogurt?What should I look for to avoid food poisoning?

Expiration : If expiration date is not passed and yogurt was refrigerated and there are no recall should be safe. If you suspect accidental contamination or do not like the way it looks or smell return to the supermarket , do not eat. ...Read more

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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


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Would eating a lot of yogurt before and during a trip to south asia be effective against food poisoning?

Would eating a lot of yogurt before and during a trip to south asia be effective against food poisoning?

Food poisoning: No. Yogurt with active cultures keeps the intestines healthy but cannot fight off other bacteria that is foreign to your system. But the best prevention is to be very careful about what you eat and eat at reputable dining places and not from the street vendors. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning spread?

By what you eat: Food poisoning doesn't spread from person to person. Rather, bacteria or virus is eaten which causes a reaction in your body. Everyone who eats the same food has similar reaction i.e. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , abdominal pain, etc. ...Read more

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

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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What are the different types of food poisoning?

What are the different types of food poisoning?

Many: There are many pathogens that cause food poisoning. It is often possible to sort them out based on onset of symptoms. Most of these causes of food poisoning are self limiting. If you have vomiting and diarrhea that exceeds your input you may need medication and possibly IV fluids although rehydrating orally is best. ...Read more

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How is food poisoning diagnosed?

Clinically: It is usually a clinical diagnosis based on the presentation. Sometimes we will get stool studies depending on the clinical circumstances. ...Read more

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What foods confer lower rates of food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Fresh fruits and vegetables that have been washed thoroughly. ...Read more

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How do you treat food poisoning?

Fluids, maybe meds: Supportive care, fluids, brat diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea), maybe meds. Not always antibiotics; be careful using antidiarrheals-can retain the germ. Probiotics can be helpful. Contact md if prolonged, fever, bleeding, can't keep things down or in. ...Read more

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Can you passout from food poisoning?

Can you passout from food poisoning?

Possible but...: If one had food poisoning which resulting in severe, intractable diarrhea, one could be very dehydrated and orthostatic (becoming hypotensive when standing), one might end up having a syncopal episode (passing out). Also if you had severe nausea/vomiting episodes and became vasovagal, it could potentially lead to passing out. However, these would be extremely rare and unusual occurrences. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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