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What are the differences in seafood poisoning and food poison?

By Anonymous August 18, 2018 - 3:51pm
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Seafood poison worse? What can u do to stop throwing up nothing but yellow stomach vile

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Hello, Anon. Thank you for your question today.

Foodborne illness, (commonly referred to as food poisoning), is the result of eating contaminated, spoiled, or toxic food (this includes seafood). The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Some foods are more likely to cause food poisoning because of the way they’re produced and prepared. Meat, poultry, eggs, and shellfish may harbor infectious agents that are killed during cooking. If these foods are eaten in their raw form, not cooked properly, or if hands and surfaces are not cleaned after contact, food poisoning can occur. Bacteria, parasites, and viruses (such as norovirus) cause most food poisoning.

Anon, if you are not getting better or are very ill, don't hesitate to seek medical care. Any form of food poisoning should be of concern. In the meantime, sip water, sports drinks, or ginger ale. Eat bland, easy to digest foods in small amounts (if you can) such as:
saltine crackers
chicken broth


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