While the main symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach cramps, you also may have a fever, headache, muscle and joint aches, or blood in your stool.
You may also be dehydrated, so your mouth and throat feel dry and you don’t pee as often as you typically do.
How long does it take to get food poisoning?
Food poisoning symptoms can begin as quickly as four hours or as long as 24 hours after eating contaminated food. People who eat the same contaminated food, say at a picnic or barbecue, will usually get sick about the same time.
What is the first sign of food poisoning?
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.
Can food poisoning pass quickly?
Food poisoning is rarely serious and usually gets better within a week. You can normally treat yourself or your child at home.
How can you tell difference between stomach flu and food poisoning?
Vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms of the stomach flu and food poisoning. However, food poisoning symptoms usually are more severe, and often include other symptoms depending upon the cause (bloody diarrhea, nerve involvement as seen in botulism, fever and other symptoms).
What is the most common cause of food poisoning?
Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, is illness caused by eating contaminated food. Infectious organisms — including bacteria, viruses and parasites — or their toxins are the most common causes of food poisoning.
Can I have food poisoning without vomiting?
Food poisoning symptoms, which can start within hours of eating contaminated food, often include nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Most often, food poisoning is mild and resolves without treatment. But some people need to go to the hospital.
What kind of food poisoning do I have?
8 Kinds Of Food Poisoning To Know (And Avoid)
- Campylobacter enteritis. A common bacterial infection producing severe gastrointestinal upset that can hang around as long as two weeks.
- Ciguatera (Fish Poisoning)