Is there a cure for botulism food poisoning?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There is no cure for botulism food poisoning, but the symptoms will go away when treated early. With proper medical attention, the effects of botulism food poisoning subside after a few weeks or months, but the illness can be deadly. Medications can be used to stop the botulism toxin from damaging the body. However, medications can not reverse damage that has already occurred. If a person's breathing stops before medical treatment can be obtained, the illness can result in death.

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