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What are some signs I have food poisoning?

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Cramps in your stomach and gut, diarrhea, and vomiting may start as early as 1 hour after eating tainted food and as late as 10 days or longer. It depends on what is causing the infection.

Some other possible, common symptoms of a variety of food poisonings might include:

  • Bloating and gas
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal pain and cramping

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Food Poisoning.”

UCLA Health: “Food Poisoning.”

FoodSafety.gov: “Symptoms of Food Poisoning.”

Kliegman, R.  19th Edition, Saunders, 2011. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,

National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse: "Diarrhea."

Feldman, M.  , 9th Edition, Saunders, 2010. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease

FamilyDoctor.org: “Food Poisoning,” "Fever in Infants and Children: Treatment."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on April 3, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Food Poisoning.”

UCLA Health: “Food Poisoning.”

FoodSafety.gov: “Symptoms of Food Poisoning.”

Kliegman, R.  19th Edition, Saunders, 2011. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,

National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse: "Diarrhea."

Feldman, M.  , 9th Edition, Saunders, 2010. Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease

FamilyDoctor.org: “Food Poisoning,” "Fever in Infants and Children: Treatment."

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on April 3, 2019

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