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When to Visit the ER for Food Poisoning

The symptoms of food poisoning arrive quickly and without warning. Learn more about food poisoning so that you can recognize if a trip to the ER is needed.

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In This Article:

  • Common symptoms of food poisoning include upset stomach, cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever.
  • More severe food poisoning symptoms include blood in stool, diarrhea, severe dehydration, blurred vision, dizziness, persistent fever and vomiting.
  • Symptoms can worsen and change over time, taking anywhere between 30 minutes to 36+ hours after eating. If your symptoms are serious and/or persist for more than 3 days, seek treatment immediately.