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how to tell if boiled oysters are spoiled or bad

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
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
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
16 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
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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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes and no: Raw oysters occasionally carry a risk of hepatitis but this complication is not common.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Oysters have a fair amount of zinc.

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