If you have symptoms of trichinosis after eating raw or undercooked meat, you need to contact your healthcare provider. Some cases of trichinosis go away on their own, but other cases can lead to serious health problems. Treatment depends on the severity of your symptoms. If you have symptoms that are severe enough to require hospitalization, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection.
Antibiotics work by killing the bacteria in your body, but they can also cause side effects, such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. You may also need to take special precautions to avoid contact with water and other sources of water, as well as to wash your hands before and after handling food or drinking water.
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How long does it take to get sick from eating undercooked pork?
It can take up to 8 weeks for other symptoms to show up. Some people have mild symptoms while others are very sick. It can be fatal if the infections are severe.
What happens if you eat pink pork?
If you eat pork that is not cooked, you can get illness, such as food poisoning or trichinosis. Pork products that contain both meat and fat are more likely to be contaminated with trichinae. People with weakened immune systems can get food poisoning from eating pork that is not cooked to the correct temperature.
If you are concerned about the safety of your pork, contact your local health department or the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) at 1-800-FDA-1088. You can also visit the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov.
How long does trichinosis last?
It can take up to 8 weeks for the classic symptoms of trichinellosis to show up, including muscle pain. Swelling of the face includes the eyes, lips, tongue and gums. Diagnosis is based on the presence of these symptoms in your dog or cat. If you suspect your pet is infected, contact your veterinarian immediately.
How do you know if you have trichinosis?
These symptoms usually include diarrhea (loose stool/poop), nausea (feeling of sickness in the stomach), fatigue, and stomach pain. Other symptoms may include a sore throat, headaches, chills, and redness of the mouth, throat, or eyes. If you have any of these symptoms, call your doctor right away.
Can you eat slightly raw pork?
Eating raw or undercooked pork is not a good idea. Roundworms and tapeworms can be found in the meat. Trichinosis and taeniasis can be caused by these. Trichinosis can lead to serious problems that can require hospitalization. Pork is also high in cholesterol, which can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer.
Does trichinosis go away?
It gets better on its own. Most signs and symptoms will go away within a few months in cases with a mild or moderate number of larvae. For many months or even years, fatigue, mild pain, weakness and diarrhea may stay. If you suspect you have chlamydia, call your doctor right away.