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When should you call a doctor about food poisoning?

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Call a doctor immediately if symptoms last more than 3 days or you have:

  • Severe belly pain
  • Fever
  • Bloody diarrhea or dark stools
  • Vomiting that is prolonged or bloody
  • Signs of dehydration, such as dry mouth, you pee less oftent dizziness, fatigue, or quick heart rate or breathing rate

From: Food Poisoning Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Merck Manuals Online Medical Library: “Chemical Food Poisoning.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Nausea and Vomiting.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Bacteria and Foodborne Illnesses.”

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: “Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - Topic Overview.”

eMedicineHealth: " ." Food Poisoning

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Merck Manuals Online Medical Library: “Chemical Food Poisoning.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Nausea and Vomiting.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Bacteria and Foodborne Illnesses.”

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise: “Food Poisoning and Safe Food Handling - Topic Overview.”

eMedicineHealth: " ." Food Poisoning

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 17, 2018

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