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Food Poisoning

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'Food poisoning is a non-medical term," says Jay Solnick, MD, professor of medicine and an infectious disease specialist at the University of...
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A range of organisms and toxins that can cause food poisoning include Campylobacter, Salmonella,Shigella, E. coli 0157: H7, Listeria, and botulism...
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Symptoms of food poisoning vary, but typically include vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Fever can occur, too. The severity of symptoms, as...
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"A lot of times it is not possible to confirm one way or the other if it's food poisoning," says David Burkhart, MD, staff physician at the Indiana...
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If the food-borne illness is mild, you can treat yourself and wait for symptoms to pass, experts say. You can lower a slight fever with acetaminophen...
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Since most food poisoning is mild and passes in a few days, most people do not go to a health professional for a diagnosis. You can often diagnose...
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Medicines are not used routinely in food poisoning. Medicines that stop diarrhea (antidiarrheals) can help with your symptoms. But do not use...
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The symptoms of food poisoning usually affect your stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal tract). The first symptom is usually diarrhea.Other...
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Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating foods that have harmful organisms in them. These harmful germs can include bacteria, parasites, and...
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People at increased risk of becoming ill with food poisoning and of having more severe symptoms include:Pregnant women.Young children.Older adults...
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Food poisoning is a general term that refers to gastrointestinal illnesses (usually diarrhea or vomiting) caused by food that is contaminated with...
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