Food Poisoning Health (cont.)

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Food Poisoning Prognosis

Some of the most severe cases of food poisoning can result in long-term illness and death. However, most food poisoning is not serious. Most people begin feeling better within 24 to 48 hours. Queasiness or nausea and slight diarrhea may last one to two days longer.

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Author: John P Cunha, DO

Editor: Melissa C. Stöppler, MD

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/12/2013

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