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What are the treatment options for botulism food poisoning?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
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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