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how to tell if raw oysters are 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. Santiago Roldan
19 years experience Dentistry
Don't eat them..: Raw sea food is dangerous anyhow. Hot sauce will not do anything against bacteria. Also, since you are allergic to other foods, you may very well be ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You get toxo from undercooked meat, not oysters. You can get enteric infections (infectious diarrhea) or hepatitis a from oysters.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
No official warning: There should be no problem unless they are contaminated with infectious agents like vibrio. That is the risk and many coastal rheumatologists recomme ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
NO: Eat no raw sea foods.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collette Dominic
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There aren't any raw foods safe for consumption during pregnancy.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Because of the health risks occasionally associated with raw oysters I do not recommend pregnant women take that chance.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Hep a yes, but not hepb which is blood-borne ie sexual contact, IV drugs, etc..
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Could be: viral gastroenteritis including Influenza. Also bacterial enterocolitis from raw oysters is possiblity, but less likely. If iillness persistes beyon ... Read More
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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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