What are the treatment options for botulism food poisoning?

Botulism food poisoning can be treated with medication if caught early. The medication is an antitoxin that prevents the botulism toxin from further damaging the body. However, even with treatment, paralysis may last for weeks or month, and fatigue and shortness of breath may continue for years. The doctor may administer medication to induce vomiting or bowel movements. This treatment will remove any contaminated food that is still present in the stomach or intestines.

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Food Poisoning

When food starts to rot it develops bacteria, breeds viruses, and may be infested with parasites. These or the toxins they produce may cause food poisoning. Care in putting away leftovers and tossing out questionable food will pro...

tect you. Some of the bacteria can be quite dangerous, including salmonella and E. coli. Several years ago, e coli infections traced to improperly cleaned lettuce resulted in severe illness and forced the closure of the Chi-Chi's restaurant chain.
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