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How soon after eating bad food would you start feeling the pain of food poisoning or salmonella?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: Toxins-min to hrs

Scombroid reaction can occur is minutes- symptoms include facial flushing and sweating, peppery taste about the mouth, dizziness, palpitations, nausea and ha.
Ciguatera poisioning is caused by eating certain reef fish contaminated with dinoflagellates toxins. Gi (n, v, diarrhea) and neurological (numbness, dizziness, ataxia) symptoms occur a few hours after ingestion.

In brief: Toxins-min to hrs

Scombroid reaction can occur is minutes- symptoms include facial flushing and sweating, peppery taste about the mouth, dizziness, palpitations, nausea and ha.
Ciguatera poisioning is caused by eating certain reef fish contaminated with dinoflagellates toxins. Gi (n, v, diarrhea) and neurological (numbness, dizziness, ataxia) symptoms occur a few hours after ingestion.
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: Salmonella- 5 to 72h

Good question. Referring to salmonella enterica and its many strains (serovars).
It can take anywhere from 5 to 72 h to manifest symptoms since the bacteria needs to grow and reach a critical number to produce enough toxins to cause illness. For s. Typhi(cause of typhoid fever), the incubation period can be between 3 and 60 days, although most infections occur 7-14 days after contamination.

In brief: Salmonella- 5 to 72h

Good question. Referring to salmonella enterica and its many strains (serovars).
It can take anywhere from 5 to 72 h to manifest symptoms since the bacteria needs to grow and reach a critical number to produce enough toxins to cause illness. For s. Typhi(cause of typhoid fever), the incubation period can be between 3 and 60 days, although most infections occur 7-14 days after contamination.
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: VARIABLE

Symptoms (violent vomiting) may show within the first few hours if food poisoning is toxin -mediated (e.
g. Staph infection & eggs, b. Cereus infection & rice). Others like salmonella, campylobacter takes hours to days since it requries bacteria to grow before causing illness. Timing is variable since it depends on the pt's immunity, the inoculum size, and the virulence of the organism.

In brief: VARIABLE

Symptoms (violent vomiting) may show within the first few hours if food poisoning is toxin -mediated (e.
g. Staph infection & eggs, b. Cereus infection & rice). Others like salmonella, campylobacter takes hours to days since it requries bacteria to grow before causing illness. Timing is variable since it depends on the pt's immunity, the inoculum size, and the virulence of the organism.
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 12-72 hours

You can start feeling sick 12-72 hours after you eat bad food with the salmonella germ, .

In brief: 12-72 hours

You can start feeling sick 12-72 hours after you eat bad food with the salmonella germ, .
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 2 hours to 2 days

The incubation period for salmonella and other types of food poisoning may take from several hours to 2 days.

In brief: 2 hours to 2 days

The incubation period for salmonella and other types of food poisoning may take from several hours to 2 days.
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
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