What is the best way to treat/cure food poisoning?
Ate under-cooked chicken today. Thinks he might have food poisoning. Stomach hurts but not bad enough to go to the emergency room. What home remedies/over-the-counter medicines do you recommend?
Cola syrup, crackers, Chicken soup, Water (+ info
has anyone here ever had sun poisoning? What are the symptoms and what does it feel like?
I got a pretty bad sunburn almost 2 months ago and I think it might be sun poisoning. It still has a horrible itch and it is driving me crazy. Could this be sun poisoning and if so, are there any home remedies?
from reading some of the links sent to me and other comments, I'm not sure that it is sun poisoning, I don't have any of the other symptoms, just the itching around my neck and shoulders, where I got burnt. My dad has skin cancer, so I think I am going to try to get in to see the doctor.
check with your dermatologist. Sounds you might have serious subdermal damage.
Stay out of the sun for now. (+ info
How long after eating can food poisoning symptoms start?
I ate Sushi for lunch, after about an hour, and still now (about two hours since eating) I'm getting waves of nausea that come and go every 10-20 minutes that last about a minute or two, plus a sort of constant sick feeling or a mild stomach and lower stomach pain and cramping (Not sure if this is what a stomach cramp feels like). I've never had a problem with sushi before but this could have been left out too long or something, but now I'm sitting at work and wondering if it's going to get worse...
My question is how long after eating can food poisoning symptoms start? It was only an hour until I started feeling a bit cruddy and within an additional half hour, I started getting the above symptoms. Could food poisoning come on that fast? (I might want to call the cafeteria staff and let them know that there might be a problem with they're sushi today or something).
Any help (preferably with sources for something like this...) would be great, thanks a lot guys.
Each person is different in their reactions and timing. Hope this helps you.
Food poisoning is a general term that refers to gastrointestinal illnesses (usually diarrhea and/or vomiting) caused by food that is contaminated with bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxic substances. The actual cause of most individual episodes of food poisoning, however, never is pursued (e.g., a culture is not done) since most episodes are mild or moderate in severity and are over in a few hours to a few days. In fact, the diagnosis of food poisoning usually is made only presumptively, based on the patient's symptoms and the circumstances. Even in outbreaks of suspected food poisoning that involve many people, when careful studies are done, a specific cause is found no more than half of the time.
Bacteria are the cause of most outbreaks of food poisoning for which a specific cause is determined. Bacteria cause food poisoning in three ways. After reaching the intestines, they may multiply and produce toxic substances that enter the intestine and cause diarrhea and/or vomiting without damaging the intestine itself. The bacteria also may multiply within the intestines and produce toxic substances that damage the lining of the intestine or they may invade and damage the intestine directly. Finally, some bacteria produce toxic substances that cause diarrhea and/or vomiting in the food before it is eaten. These bacteria do not need to multiply within the intestines, and the toxic substances they produce do not damage the intestine.
To know with certainty that a bacterium is causing food poisoning, the bacterium must be cultured, usually from stool and rarely from vomitus. If the food suspected of causing the poisoning still is available, the food can be cultured. Identification of the causative bacterium may require a determination of the bacterial subtype since not all bacteria of one type, e.g., E. coli, cause illness. In some cases, the bacteria isolated from the culture may be tested to see if they produce toxic substances. In food poisoning caused by toxic substances formed by bacteria in food before the food is ingested, e.g., staphylococcal food poisoning, the toxic substance can be sought in the food, stool, or vomitus. The identification of toxic substances, however, is complex and is not done by most bacteriology laboratories. (+ info
What is the hospital bill for someone who got alcohol poisoning?
If a college student gets alcohol poisoning, gets rushed to the hospital, gets some standard tests done (heartbeat, temperature), and then gets released in a few hours without spending the night, what is their bill, usually?
Thanks. I'm just trying to help a friend who was extraordinarily stupid.
LOL I like that turn of phrase: extraordinarily stupid.
Most hospital visits to the ER without staying the night -- in my experience -- cost about $400-$600. But then you have to pay for the bloodwork, which can run into about $100-$200. And there would likely be one more charge, since hospitals love sending separate bills, for the doctor or technician...he likely got charged for the technician who interpreted the heart tests..that should be somewhere around $100-$250, depending on the complexity. And the doctor, if his/her charges are separate, would likely run $150. If he has insurance, it might be covered somewhat. I'd make sure it got filed if he does have insurance. Looks like over $1000.
I've been to the ER with gastroenteritis before. It turned out I was allergic to an antibiotic I was on. That was the most expensive sinus infection I've ever had.
Extraordinarily stupid. LOL (+ info
What type of food poisoning do you get from rotten eggs?
I'm not talking about salmonella. What kind of food poisoning would a person get from eating a rotten egg that didn't have salmonella? Or would they be fine?
Have you ever smelt a rotten egg!!!!!? If you had, you would know there is no way you or anyone else could eat one. So you could not catch anything from one.
Beulah (+ info
What's the difference between stomach flu and food poisoning?
last night the only thing I could think of that made me sick was a tall glass of eggnog that was a few days before its expiration date.
Well I had severe cramps and whenever I stood up I got really dizzy(urge to faint) and so I laid down on the floor after having diarhea. I don't feel dizzy anymore and I don't have diarhea. I only threw up once.
So is it the stomach flu or food poisoning? No chills.
could be either, stomach flu is obviously caused by a virus, and food poisoning is caused by bacteria. Without further symptoms, like fever, I'd bet it's a virus and just has to run it's course. It would benefit you to get some probiotics to replace the good bacteria your intestines use for digestion. (+ info
What are the differences between a stomach virus and food poisoning?
What are the differences? Like what symptoms do you have when you just have a simple but ugly stomach virrus that will go away on it's own...and some thing like food poisoning?
Viral enteritis is usually a one-day wonder and hurts no-where near as bad, whilst food poisoning can last for around a week and is really nasty.
Both are characterised by vomiting, mild to intense abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhoea. (+ info
How can i sue if i live in a lead poisoning apartment?
I share a three bedroom apartment with a friend. The lease is under my friend's name. The city came to check the apartment and have confirmed lead poisoning in my room and even the inspector told me that indeed their is serious lead poisoning. The problem is the lease under my friend's name and she is aware of lead poisoning but doing nothing about it. In the meantime I need to know my options. Dont get me wrong I am in good terms with my friend and always pay the rent on time. Your comments appreciated.
What are possible mold poisoning treatments?
I believe I have symptoms of mold poisoning. My apartment does show signs of mold. Landlords are aware of mold problem. My health is taking a turn for the worse. What are the treatments and how long will it take to rid my body of the mold toxins?
Call your local Board of Health Officer. He'll come and inspect your apartment for anything. The landlord will have to take care of the problem and he'll be taken to Housing Court. It's the law. (+ info
What do you take for a mild case of food poisoning?
Ate something bad that is not bad enough to go to the hospital. What should you take to alleviate the mild food poisoning?
PEPTO (+ info