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Food Poisoning

Information about Food Poisoning

We Have to Know about the Food Poisoning

  • Food poisoning is the result of eating organisms or toxins in contaminated food.
  • Most cases of food poisoning are from common bacteria like Staphylococcus or E. coli.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Did the symptoms follow the eating of mushrooms or shellfish?

Causes of Food Poisoning

  • Staph aureus
  • E.coli enteritis
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Campylobacter
  • Cholera
  • Botulism
  • Mushroom poisoning
  • Listeria
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Fish poisoning

Do’s and Don’ts- Food Poisoning

  • seek the doctor

Signs & Symptoms of Food Poisoning

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Diarrhea (may be bloody)
  • Fever and chills
  • Weakness (may be serious and lead to respiratory arrest, as in the case of botulism)
  • A headache

Medical advice for Food Poisoning

  • Any symptoms of the above are observed
  • Risk factors Food Poisoning
  • Most at Risk. Listeria, the third leading cause of death from food poisoning, targets pregnant women and their babies, people with weakened immune systems, and those 65 years or older.

Treatment for Food Poisoning

  • May need intravenous fluids and medicines

Self-care for Food Poisoning

  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration

Investigations for Food Poisoning

 

Causes of Food Poisoning
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