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How to tell the difference between a stomach virus and food poisoning?

There are a number. of potential causative agents for food poisoning including viruses (Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A). Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigella, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), & toxins in food. Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid. Read more...

I think I have a mild case of food poisoning, what is the difference between food poisoning and a stomach virus and how long does it lasy?

Cannot predict. Telling the difference between these may be nearly impossible. Both should resolve quickly and should disappear within several days. Hope you are better soon. Read more...

Do I have the stomach virus or food poisoning? How to tell>

Symptoms overlap . Some times it is hard to tell. I generally assume that a fever over 101 in an infant or 100 in an adult likely represents an infectious process rather than a food toxin. However, there are some that don't have much fever during an illness & some folks that run moderate temperatures when faced with the stress of a food toxin, or running around the block for that matter. Read more...

What to do about food poisoning or stomach virus?

Gastroenteristis> Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for > Read more...

How are a stomach virus and food poisoning different?

Stomach virus is one. Form of food poisoning. There are many causes of food poisoning and each has different symptoms. Consult this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. Read more...

I either have stomach virus or food poisoning. Are their any home remedies I could try?

Need to treat the . Cause. It is not clear why you think that you have food poisoning or viral infection. It would be prudent to consult your doctor so that s/he may take a proper history, do physical examination and may be lab test to come to a proper diagnosis and treat accordingly. Read more...