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FOOD POISONING

FOOD POISONING

Ques. 1 What is food poisoning?

Ans. Food poisoning is food borne disease. Ingestion of food that contains a toxin, chemical or infectious agent (like a bacterium, virus, parasite, or prion) may cause adverse symptoms in the body. Those symptoms may be related only to the gastrointestinal tract causing vomiting or diarrhea or they may involve other organs such as kidney, brain, or muscle.

Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating foods that have harmful organisms in them. These harmful germs can include bacteria, parasites, viruses. They are mostly found in raw meat, chicken, fish, & eggs, but they can spread to any type of food. They can also grow on food that is left out on counters or outdoors or is stored too long before we eat it.

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Sometimes food poisoning happens when people don't wash hands before they touch food.

Food poisoning is mild and goes away after a few days. But some types of food poisoning may be more serious, and you may need to see a doctor.

Ques. 2 What are the Symptoms of Food Poisoning?

Ans. Generally, food poisoning causes nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea that may or may not be bloody, sometimes with other symptoms.
a) Vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, excessive salivation, mental confusion, and stomach pain may be symptoms of chemical or toxin food poisoning poisonous mushrooms.
b) Partial loss of speech or blurred vision, muscle weakness, difficulty swallowing, and vomiting may indicate botulism, a severe but very rare type of bacterial food poisoning.
c) After eating tainted food, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting, can start as early as one hour. It may take even longer to develop symptoms from parasite infections such as Giardia. Symptoms can last from one day up to a couple of months or longer, depending on type of infection.

Ques. 3 How do harmful germs get into food?

Ans. Germs can get into food when:
a) The food is prepared. When someone who has germs on his or her hands touches the foodYou can also sip on warm water with lemon juice to clean out your system.
ii. Just add a pinch of sugar to one teaspoon of lemon juice and drink it two to three times a day.

Ques. 15 Which Homoeopathic remedies are useful for food poisoning?
Ans. Here are some homeopathic remedies to consider for food poisoning or similar gastrointestinal complaints.
1. Arsenicum: Bad effects of spoiled fish, meat and bad water. Burning pain in abdomen, person feels chilly, restless, thirsty for sips of water. Vomiting and diarrohea at the same time. Better for warmth and warm drinks, worse from cold drinks and sight or smell of food.
2. Urtica Urens: Ailments from eating shellfish with allergic skin reaction.
3. Lycopodium: Bad effects of shellfish especially oysters.
4. China: This it an excellent remedy to help promote recovery after fluid loss which has arisen because of symptoms such as persistent sweating, vomiting, diarrohea causing exhaustion and dehydration.
5. Nux Vomica: Bad effects of overindulgence in food and wine, fatty foods, spicy foods and alcohol. Symptoms of cramps, hangovers, wind, pressure, and vomiting which does not relieve.

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0 # Rohan 2019-05-14
Hello I am from Navsari, My neighbour has been feeling redness and burning in urethral organs, can it be a disease, should she visit gynec?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2019-05-15
It can be a simple infection also and a disease also, If after the examination, the presence of gram negative bacteria is seen ,gonorrhoea infection can be thought of, she should visit good women's specialist- find list of Gynecologist in Navsari
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0 # Priyansh 2019-05-07
Hi, plz let me know What is the incubation period of Syphilis, also give me the list of good female's specialist in Sant Kabir Nagar ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2019-05-08
Hii, The incubation period can be 10 to 90 days, plz find list of Gynecologist in Sant Kabir Nagar
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0 # Aarush 2019-04-02
Hii, I am from Golaghat, Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2019-04-03
Hello, good to see that you are from Golaghat, yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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0 # Vivaan 2019-04-02
Hello, plz let me know Can gonorrhoea be transmitted to small children, should I consult with good maternity doctor in Kaimur
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2019-04-03
yes,this can be transmitted by infected mothers to children, In this case it is called as ophthalmia neonatorum, find list of good doctor-.Obstetrician in Kaimur
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0 # Aayush Older than three months
Hii, I am from Bhojpur, can you plz tell me What is the mode of infection in syphilis ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh Older than three months
90 percent cases in syphilis are transmitted through unsafe sexual contacts, Mothers can also pass infection through breast milk, you can also consult with good Gynecologist in Bhojpur .
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0 # Tushar Older than three months
Hi, plz let me know What is the incubation period of Syphilis, also give me the list of good female's specialist in Beed ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Hii, The incubation period can be 10 to 90 days, plz find list of Gynecologist in Beed
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0 # Vaibhav Older than three months
Hii, I am from Jhansi, Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Hello, good to see that you are from Jhansi, yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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0 # Aarav Older than three months
Can gonorrhoea be caused by the infected towels, also provide the list of good gynecologist in Kawardha?
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0 # Dr. Pooja Older than three months
Gonorrhoea can be transmitted by the infected towels, handkerchiefs of the infected person, But most cases are due to sexual contacts, find here list of good Gynecologist in Kawardha.
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0 # Jayesh Older than three months
Hii, can you plz tell me,What changes can occur in skin in syphilis patient, also suggest good obstertrician in Chittaurgarh ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja Older than three months
Rashes can occur on the skin in the near areas,rashes can be discrete and also symmetrical in nature, Rashes can also be pustular, you can consult with Obstetrician in Chittaurgarh.
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0 # Aayush Older than three months
Hii, I am from Korba, plz let me know What is gonorrhoea ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Hello, Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoea,This disease is caused in the genitourinary tracts, for more details plz visit good gynec in Korba, find list of Gynecologist in Korba
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