How long does it take before food poisoning symptoms show up?
My friend has just eaten some frozen food that was apparently defrosted by mistake and left in the freezer overnight and then turned back on, so the food was then re-frozen. She's just eaten it and is panicking in case she gets food poisoning. How long before symptoms should show up? What can she do if she starts vomiting, etc?
food poisoning symptoms can take up to 24 hours to show up.
It'll start with feeling nausea, vomiting and get worse from there; possible fevers, chills etc.
She can treat it according to these directions, but see a doctor if it lasts longer than a day.
Avoid solid food but drink plenty of fluids.
Avoid alcoholic, caffeinated, or sugary drinks, if possible. Over–the–counter rehydration products made for children such as Pedialyte and Rehydralyte are expensive but good to use if available. (They make these in popsicle form too, and that helps with the flu symptoms so would be good for food poisoning too).
Gatorade and Powerade are fine for adults but dilute with water because too much sugar, which can worsen diarrhea.
After successfully tolerating fluids, go back to eating slowly. Start with plain foods that are easy on the stomach: rice, wheat, breads, potatoes, cereals (low–sugar cereals), lean meats, and chicken (not fried) to start. Milk can be given safely, although some people may experience additional stomach upset due to lactose intolerance.
Anti-diarrheal medicines can be taken too, by following directions on the package. (+ info
How long does it take for food poisoning to show it's ugly face?
Someone please accurately settle this debate once and for all:
how long does it take to get symptoms of food poisoning after you have eaten something bad? Our company hosted a Christmas dinner where they reheated frozen beef tamales twice. Of course, I did not know of this until after the fact. Now everyone is worried. We all ate at 12:30 pm. When will we know?
Few hours. Best the luck to you. If you didnt get it yet, that doesnt mean you got it, wait tomorrow morning when you wake up, if you dont have it then your fine. Just because they ere reheated frozen beef tamales twice doesnt mean its food poisioning, the food poisioning happens by food comtainmentation, cross-comtainmentation or comtainmentation at slaughter (+ info
What are the steps to diagnosing lead poisoning?
Let's say a patient presents with fatigue, headaches, gout, aggression, memory loss, sleep disturbance, tremor, slow nerve conduction, and ED. After running a CBC and finding microcytic anemia and leukocytosis, how probable is it that a doctor would say "definetly lead poisoning" BEFORE looking at the urine and finsing sediment, or doing a renal biopsy? People actually in the medical field please help me out? I'm reseaching for my short story and I like to be accurate.
So, the first thing I would do if I saw symptoms consistent with lead exposure is take a very good history - for example: how old is the patient's house (does he have lead based paint on the walls)? What is his water source - i.e. does he have lead contamination in the water/soil? What kind of work does he do - is there occupational exposure? If those questions indicated a possible exposure, then I would order some lab tests - CBC to look for microcytic, hypochromic anemia. A peripheral smear of the blood may show basophilic stippling, (helpful but not limited just to lead poisoning). Based on your symptoms, it sounds like the patient would have had long term exposure to lead, so you could get a blood lead level. Also, in September the FDA approved a new test called the LeadCare II Blood Lead Test System - its done on a sample of venous blood, and results are back in a few minutes.
I don't think a renal biopsy or urine examination is necessary for the diagnosis, BUT I am not an expert on the kidney.
Sounds like an interesting story - good luck! (+ info
How can i get rid of food poisoning?
This is my first time having food poisoning. I got it from Panda Express. What are some ways to get rid of it? PLEASE HELP!
You are just going to have to vomit and poop it out. That's why you are vomiting and pooping---your body is trying to rid itself of the bad food. When you can keep some fluids down, make sure it's Gatorade. You'll need to get re-hydrated again.
But if you have a high fever with abdominal pain, you need to see your doctor----that's not food poisoning. (+ info
Do you think I could get Salmonella poisoning by eating this chicken sandwich?
It is a chicken sandwich with just cheese, lettuce, and mayonaise. It sat out in its package on the counter for 15 hours now. I am hungry - Can I eat this thing without having to worry about getting Salmonella poisoning?
if the packet was sealed then i'd go for it....and cook it well...
other wise dump it! (+ info
What are the top causes of food poisoning?
Would serving oysters that have been buried in earth for 24 hours previous to cooking prove fatal or just a nasty bout of sickness? What are the top causes of food poisoning?
My mother in law is coming to stay in a couple of weeks.
hmmm... I'm suspicious that you will use this information for evil... (+ info
What are the chances of getting mercury poisoning from eating tuna fish?
I've heard you should only have tuna once or twice a week because you can get mercury poisoning from it.
If this is true why isn't it more talked about? Why isn't there a warning label on the can?
How much tuna can I eat safely?
Tuna is a big fish so it contains more ppm of mercury than smaller fish. Once or twice a week should be OK.
Shark is sold in fish shops as flake and that contains the highest ppm of mercury of any fish and should be avoided.
Sword fish, king mackerel and tilefish are other fish that should be avoided. (+ info
What are some of the best ways to cure food poisoning?
My little brother is 11 years old, and he got what we suspect to be food poisoning. It's been going on for 5 days now, he can't eat anything because it makes him throw up, and he hasn't been going to the bathroom for a number 2 in a while, but when he vomits, all that comes up is stomach acid. Do you know of any ways to help him get better? And is this actually food poisoning? We believe it was caused by eating Maple Leaf bologna. Maple Leaf has just recalled more products due to another chance of listeria.
http://www.thebestofrawfood.com/how-to-cure-food-poisoning.html (+ info
How long does food poisoning take to have an effect?
I ate a burger and fries at a good burger place and about half an hour later I was running to the bathroom. I did not throw up, just diarrhea. How could that happen so fast? Isn't there like a mile of intestines that food has to travel through? Is that even considered food poisoning or just a reaction to grease or bacteria? Real food poisoning takes as much as 24 hours and makes you sick for at least a day right? Real answers only please.
Food poisoning is caused by bacterial contamination of food and usually related to toxins these bad bacteria produce. Symptoms often arise within 12-24 hours of ingestion of contaminated food but can be sooner (within hours if the toxin is present in large enough concentration) or be delayed for over a day. However, if you rarely eat greasy foods, you can get diarrhea fairly quickly. You should be fine in about a day-make sure you drink plenty of fluids so you don't get dehydrated. (+ info
What percent of people are immune to cyanide poisoning?
What percent of people are immune to cyanide poisoning? Please post a link to your source if you know it! Thanks!
Im assuming NONE, because i searched for "immune to cyanide" for about 5 minutes with NO results at all... and.. Ive never in my life heard of someone surviving unharmed after being poisoned with cyanide (+ info