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

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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