Symptoms of Food Poisoning


Food poisoning symptoms can be anywhere from mild to very serious. Your symptoms may be different depending on the germ you swallowed. After you swallow an unsafe (contaminated) food or drink, it may take hours or days to develop symptoms.

Symptoms of Food Poisoning

The symptoms can be grouped broadly into mild and severe symptoms depending on the particular food eaten.

a. Mild infection symptoms include:

  1. Nausea
  2. Vomiting
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Abdominal cramps
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Mild fever
  7. Weakness

b. HeadachesSevere life-threatening symptoms of food poisoning include:

  1. Severe diarrhea lasting for more than two days
  2. High fever
  3. Difficulty in speaking or seeing
  4. Severe dehydration, including dry mouth
  5. Blood in urine

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