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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Sushi contamination: People can get food poisoning from any fish that isn't fresh, just like they can get it from any food left out too long. Raw fish can also carry parasites, like raw meat can. That's why we learned to cook foods, one has to presume. Just googling sushi safety brings up salmonella and botulism reports. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/2-investigators-is-your-sushi-safe/. ...Read more

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After eating raw sushi it caused vomiting and diarrhea ?

After eating raw sushi it caused vomiting and diarrhea ?

Get seen: There is a bacteria you can get potentially from raw seafood. Discuss with a doc especially if your symptoms get worse. ...Read more

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Is eating raw or undercooked pork, dangerous?

Very dangerous!: Pork that is cooked rare may carry trichinosis, a parasite that can cause extremely serious health problems. I advise never eating pork unless it is well cooked! ...Read more

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Could eating old deli meat cause indigestion?

Could eating old deli meat cause indigestion?

Sure...how much?: Please see healthtap answers regarding causes of dyspepsia, and frame your question in the context of what else you consumed and how much. Feel better--. ...Read more

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Can eating raw red onions cause headache?

Can eating raw red onions cause headache?

If your eating them: And you get a headache then i think you have your answer. ...Read more

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Can eating undercooked meat effect your baby?

Can eating undercooked meat effect your baby?

Possibly: Cooking makes sure that potentially infectiousare killed. We have all seen examples of withdrawal of ground beef for this reason. Undercooked meat is a risk, not a certainty. ...Read more

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Eating raw rice affects anything?

Eating raw rice affects anything?

not really: Raw rice contains the same amount of calories and nutrition as do the equivalent quantity of cooked rice. Raw rice lacks the flavor and texture and you should increase fluid intake to hydrate the rice if this is your preferred way to eat rice. I wonder why you would try it this way however? ...Read more

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Does drinking milk after eating fish can cause vitiligo?

Does drinking milk after eating fish can cause vitiligo?

No such connection: No food i know of causes vitiligo regardless of the sequence or combinations. It is considered an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Might eating raw vegetables cause a stomach ache?

Might eating raw vegetables cause a stomach ache?

Raw veggies: Not if eaten in moderation. If you eat too much, sure. Some veggies areole likely to cause gas. It is trial and error with your body. ...Read more

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How can eating eggs cause diarrhea?

How can eating eggs cause diarrhea?

Salmonella: Raw eggs may carry salmonella and if eaten without proper cooking, salmonella infection may occur and result in diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can eating raw eggs give you salmonellosis disease?

Can eating raw eggs give you salmonellosis disease?

Salmonella: Yes, eggs can carry this bacterium. Eating raw eggs, therefore, increases your chances of acquiring the salmonella bacterium. ...Read more

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Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?

Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?

Not necessarily: It sounds like these acidic and irritating foods may be just irritating your airways. This doesn't necessarily mean that you're allergic to them, although you should probably still avoid them or pre-treat with your asthma inhaler prior to indulging. See an allergist to be properly tested to ensure this isn't an allergy that is emerging and proceed as they suggest. ...Read more

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Does eating avocados cause gas?

Does eating avocados cause gas?

Yes: Gas production is common with cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, broccoli, asparagus, cucumber, peppers, apples, raisins, prunes, bananas, avocados and melons. ...Read more

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Does eating quinoa cause gas?

Does eating quinoa cause gas?

Quinoa : Gas can occur for many reasons. You could have an IgG response to the quinoa or it could be too much fiber. ...Read more

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How to treat secretory diarrhea after accidentally eating moldy cheese?

How to treat secretory diarrhea after accidentally eating moldy cheese?

Give It Time: secretory diarrhea from a cheese ingestion will resolve as soon as your body flushes out the offending agent. ...Read more

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Does eating watermelon cause gas?

For some - yes: Watermelon contains a sugar called sorbitol. People who have a sorbitol intolerance may develop gas, loose stools ; GI upset when they eat watermelon. ...Read more

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Why does eating wheat berries lead to fatty diarrhea but eating bread only occasionally leads to diarrhea where gluten intolerance is suspected?

Gluten content...: ...Can be much lower in bread, and up to 15% in wheat berries. If the symptoms are dose related, this would make sense. ...Read more

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Could eating tomatoes cause diarrhea?

Could eating tomatoes cause diarrhea?

Yes: Diarrhea is a common symptom of allergic reaction to tomato. Gi symptoms often occur within minutes to hours after eating tomato. Histamine released in the GI tract creates abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Histamine dilates and increases the permeability of blood vessels, allowing an excess amount of fluid fluids to enter the gut. ...Read more

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And can we get hepatitis b by eating raw seafood like cockles, mussels, etc?

And can we get hepatitis b by eating raw seafood like cockles, mussels, etc?

No: Hep a yes, but not hepb which is blood-borne ie sexual contact, IV drugs, etc.. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning the leading cause of gastroenteritis?

Is food poisoning the leading cause of gastroenteritis?

No: A large collection of viruses called enteroviruses target the intestinal tract & are the most common cause of gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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Do breastfeeding pain killers cause gastroenteritis in the mother?

Do breastfeeding pain killers cause gastroenteritis in the mother?

Pain pills can: Generally any pain pill can upset the stomach. But if you are breastfeeding correctly it should not be painful. If it hurts so bad you need to take a pain pill, then you should have a trained person (lactation consultant) assess what is happening, and she if the lc can help to fix it. ...Read more

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Is rotavirus a the most common cause of gastroenteritis?

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Is rotavirus a the most common cause of gastroenteritis?

Thanks for asking!: Most cases in children are caused by rotavirus, while in adults it is norovirus & campylobacter. ...Read more

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Can household black mold cause gastroenteritis?

Can household black mold cause gastroenteritis?

Unlikely: Exposure to indoor mold is more likely to cause respiratory symptoms (coughing, wheezing, runny nose, sneezing, etc) in allergic individuals. Gastrointestinal symptoms are unlikely. ...Read more

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What causes viral gastroenteritis?

What causes viral gastroenteritis?

Virus: It is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces, foods, living things, etc. That are carrying the virus. The best prevention is frequent hand washing and proper food preparation. ...Read more

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Are there more than one type of bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis?

Are there more than one type of bacteria that can cause gastroenteritis?

Many!: There are many different bacteria and viruses that can cause gastroenteritis. That is why stool cultures and other studies are so important in confirming the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would acute gastroenteritis cause elevated neutrophil % and low lymphocyte %?

Most definitiely: If you have been vomiting a lot, your body gets stressed. This "stress response" is suggested when your neutrophils spike up at the expense of your lymphocytes. ...Read more

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Treated for dehydration & hypokalemia diagnosed w/gastroenteritis but still have pain and diaherra then constipation in a cycle Cause?

Gastroenteritis: Although this sounds as if you might be infected with Giardia there is no way to know this unless fully evaluated with stool specimens, possibly endoscopy, full history and physical exam. Strongly recommend you find a GI doctor and let them assess your condition. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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What causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestinal lining) virus? The doctor said it spreads like the cold, is it contagious?

Gastroenteritis: There are numerous causes, but most are viral and can be spread by a variety of mechanisms depending upon the particular agent. Many are spread via the fecal/oral route or by contaminated food. If you are more specific could provide more info. ...Read more

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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with a "stomach flu" virus. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter remedies or ...Read more


Raw Seafood (Definition)

Raw seafood may contain bacteria that cause ...Read more