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Ptomaine Food Poisoning

Ptomaine Food Poisoning Causes

Food poisoning used to be called ptomaine poisoning. It is caused by different bacteria found in the food or water, and is ingested by a person. The most common are Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Shigella, and C. botulinum. Each type of bacteria may have different incubation period. Food and water can also be contaminated by viruses, environmental toxins, and poisons produced within the food itself.

Ptomaine Food Poisoning Definition

Ptomaine Food Poisoning is the obsolete name of food poisoning. It is food poisoning caused by bacteria, viruses, environmental toxins, or toxins present within the food itself.

Ptomaine Food Poisoning Diagnosis

It is important for doctors to find out if there a more people who have eaten the same food and drank the same drinks have the same, or at least, similar symptoms. Food poisoning is suspected when more than one experiences the symptoms. A stool exam may be conducted to check for the bacteria that causes food poisoning. A sample of the contaminated food may me examined as well.

Ptomaine Food Poisoning Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of food poisoning differ depending on what type of bacteria is causing the food poisoning. However, the following are usually involved: nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Some food-borne toxins can also affect the nervous system.

Ptomaine Food Poisoning Treatment

Prevent dehydration by replacing fluids and electrolytes lost through vomiting and diarrhea. Doctors may give fluids intravenously. In serious cases, medications may be given to stop abdominal cramping and vomiting. Antibiotics are used to treat severe bacterial food poisonings.

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