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Food Poisoning (cont.)

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Food Poisoning?

The most common signs and symptoms of food poisoning from most causes are as follows:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

However, symptoms infrequently can get worse. Other symptoms include:

Symptoms of food poisoning sometimes depend on which organ system the poison effects; for example, the neurological system may be altered by neurotoxins like pesticides and botulinum toxin.

When a group of individuals experiences similar symptoms after eating or drinking similar foods, food poisoning may be suspected.

Some people are at higher risk to develop food poisoning. They include children, older adults, pregnant women and people with medical conditions like diabetes, liver disease, kidney disease and anyone with immunodepression.

Last Reviewed 9/28/2017

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