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can i eat raw lamb?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes, but why???: Haven't heard of any regulations against the eating of raw lamb, but why would one not cook his meat. Undercooked meat has bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are bad for people. One can enjoy a healthier lifestyle by cooking to death all those "germs", before eating.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not recommended.: Eating meats raw can expose you to a number of pathogens. Although lamb & mutton can be cooked with some internal pinking, one should never eat ground lamb/ mutton that is pink (raw). Ground meats need to reach 160°F internally & other types of cuts require a minimum of 145°F internally & then to sit for several minutes before cutting.

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Sometimes I get headaches from eating lamb but I love lamb. Why is this?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
It's a food allergy!: One to one connection with eating lamb and headaches is like eating strawberries and getting itchy swollen lips and tongue, even when you love strawberries. Shell fish, especially shrimp is another perfect example of food allergy. Perhaps the most common food allergy is peanuts specifically, and nuts generally.
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A female asked:

Hi. I keep getting headaches after eating lamb. Is it common or I cant eat lamb?Does it have other side effect(aside of headaches) if I still eat it?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Tyramine containing: The tyramine is a substance found naturally in some foods and can trigger primary headaches (migraine, TTH, etc.). If you already have one, the lamb may worsen the intensity, frequency or endurance of your symptoms. Fresh fish, poultry and eggs are low in tyramine. Take care.

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