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How does food poisoning work? How long after eating contaminated food would one suffer from the symptoms of food poisoning? What are the symptoms of food poisoning?

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Dr Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Food

Food poisoning is a common condition that results in more than 75 million episodes occur annually in the United States.
Close to one in five episodes of diarrhea is likely to be due to a food-borne disease. This means that the average person in the United States will have a food-borne illness once every three to four years. Fortunately, most people recover from an episode of food-borne illness without any long-term complications. The symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain (often aching or colicky in nature), diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody), fevers and very rarely blurry vision or tingling in arms. Food poisoning can be caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and toxins. Some of the most common causes include e.Coli, salmonella, hepatitis a, norovirus and listeria. Since each of these bacteria or viruses have different pathogenic mechanisms, the onset of symptoms after ingestion can widely vary. In some instances, symptoms can start within minutes of ingestion (e.g. If the food ingested contains pre-formed toxins that have been produced by bacteria) and in others, symptoms may take days to develop as bacteria first have to grow within the gastrointestinal tract.

In brief: Food

Food poisoning is a common condition that results in more than 75 million episodes occur annually in the United States.
Close to one in five episodes of diarrhea is likely to be due to a food-borne disease. This means that the average person in the United States will have a food-borne illness once every three to four years. Fortunately, most people recover from an episode of food-borne illness without any long-term complications. The symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain (often aching or colicky in nature), diarrhea (which may be watery or bloody), fevers and very rarely blurry vision or tingling in arms. Food poisoning can be caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses and toxins. Some of the most common causes include e.Coli, salmonella, hepatitis a, norovirus and listeria. Since each of these bacteria or viruses have different pathogenic mechanisms, the onset of symptoms after ingestion can widely vary. In some instances, symptoms can start within minutes of ingestion (e.g. If the food ingested contains pre-formed toxins that have been produced by bacteria) and in others, symptoms may take days to develop as bacteria first have to grow within the gastrointestinal tract.
Dr Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

Food poi soning has many different causes and the timing of symptoms depends on whether you ingested a toxin already in the food (symptoms in 6-12 hours) versus bacteria or virus in the food (takes longer).
Symptoms are usually fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramping. Here's a detailed source of information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/food-poisoning/ds00981.

In brief: Depends

Food poi soning has many different causes and the timing of symptoms depends on whether you ingested a toxin already in the food (symptoms in 6-12 hours) versus bacteria or virus in the food (takes longer).
Symptoms are usually fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramping. Here's a detailed source of information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/food-poisoning/ds00981.
Dr Swati Avashia
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