Hello my is Dr. Susan Jewell and on behalf
of expert village I am going to talk to you about how to recognize and how to reduce the
risk of getting food poisoning. Now food poisoning, the cause of food poisoning can be many causes.
There are many different germs and bacteria there that causes food poisoning and each
presents it’s own signs and symptoms. Now, if you go down to here you could see a table
and you see a table of different types of germs and bacteria, on this column here. And
where there usually found in this column, the middle column. And in this column it’s
going to show you signs and symptoms. Now the most common kind of food poisoning caused
by a bacterium called staphylococcus and this usually is found in meats and dairy. Like
dairy, milk that’s found in cream that’s used in mayonnaise. And usually what happens is
that this bacteria forms a toxin in the food and when you ingest the food, then you’re
going to get the food poisoning. This particular signs and symptoms from this bacteria you’re
going to see that the symptom is very abrupt, it comes on in about six hours after eating
the contaminated food and you’re going to get vomiting within 1-8 hours. Now usually,
this is, it clears itself but if it doesn’t you can go to the doctor. Other common germs
and bacteria causing is, Bacillus and this is usually found in re-fried rice and other
things are like clostridium, which is found in re-warmed meat. So very careful when you
re-warm meat that you actually heat it up really well. Just some of the examples of
types of different types of pathogens that causes the many different types of food poisoning.
Now in the previous clip we had talked about what causes the different types of food poisoning
from different types of bacteria and germs but some of the signs and symptoms are similar.
In terms of, most patients are going to come into the ER, see their doctors because they’re
complaining first of all of nauseausness or vomiting. They are going to get flatulence,
some germs going to cause diarrhea, some of the germs cause bloody diarrhea, so maybe
you’ll see blood in the diarrhea, redness in the diarrhea itself. Now some of the bacteria
that cause food poisoning can cause more severe symptoms than others. Now, when you are, you
have low grade fever, and when you have abdominal cramps really painful cramps associated with
also vomiting then that’s a sign that the condition is getting very severe and you need
to go straight to the ER and get treated, so you can get antibiotics or some medication
to better treat that. So, these are some of the signs and symptoms that most patients
commonly complain of when they have food poisoning.