Food Poisoning Symptoms and Treatment / Fever, Stomach Pain, Vomiting


Food Poisoning Symptoms and Treatment

Posted by Mark Hosko, MD in Health Information 19 Aug 2013

Summertime in Northeast Portland means going outside, discovering new tastes at neighborhood festivals and fairs, indulging in picnic lunches and dining at food carts all around the city.  Discovering new tastes is always a memorable part of summer food fun, but for many, the joy is hampered by exposure to bacteria, viruses and other organisms that manifest in the gastrointestinal symptoms.  This is commonly known as food poisoning.


Food poisoning may be caused by any of a variety of different diseases, such as salmonella and E. coli.  Most food poisoning pathogens generate similar symptoms, including fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea.  Portland Urgent Care will provide you with a low cost evaluation and treatment for such symptoms.


For small children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems, simple food-borne illnesses can have very serious or even lethal consequences.  If food poisoning is suspected among these groups, it is wise to seek emergency treatment as quickly as possible.  Our walk-in medical clinic is a great low-cost emergency room alternative.


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