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Food Poisoning vs. Stomach Flu: What’s the Difference?


2. Food Fever

Meanwhile, food poisoning can pack a more violent punch to your gut. Healthline.com explains some of the symptoms of food poisoning can overlap symptoms of stomach flu, such as the diarrhea and fever. Headache and sweating are also telltale markers of food poisoning.

However, there can be other more extreme and alarming symptoms associated with eating tainted food – those can include eye swelling and difficulty breathing, according to Healthline. In more serious cases, you may also have bloody stool or vomit, as well as passing out, it adds.

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