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How to tell if boiled oysters are spoiled or bad

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Eat one: If you get sick, you got a bad one. If you buy them, they should have a certificate attached. Otherwise you can't tell until it's too late.

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Oysters: I do not think there is a magic number on the amount you can eat. Raw oysters are probably more of an issues than cooked ones. Do not eat only for ir... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Not Necessary: I am happy to hear that your friend has recovered from what was likely either mild food reaction vs food poisoning, depending on his or her personal h... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
Possibly: Due to an increased risk of some infections from eating oysters, those with weak immune systems including people with rheumatoid arthritis on certain ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Oysters have a # of health benefits. 3 oz of smoked oysters has 67 calories & 7 g of fat. They are low in saturated fat with no trans fats. They are a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Limit smoked food.: There are studies that show cultures with a higher diet of smoked food (like the Scandinavians) have a higher risk of stomach cancer. Too much of any... Read More
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
1 in a million: Twenty million americans consume raw shellfish like clams and oysters each year. Shellfish are filter feeders that pick up and concentrate bacteria, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes: People can only become allergic to something after at least one exposure. If you have never had oyster before, it will be highly unlikely to get aller... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Yes and no: Raw oysters occasionally carry a risk of hepatitis but this complication is not common.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Oysters have a fair amount of zinc.

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