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Sushi Food Poisoning Symptoms
I ate some sushi that was left out overnight. I am afraid i might have some form of serious food poisoning.Can you tell me whether i ought to see a do?
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
No sewage!: When you get food poisoning from raw seafood, it's usually from shellfish, such as oysters, that filter water that may be contaminated with sewage. That's not the case with fish used in sush, which swim around in the sea. However, you can sometimes get parasites, such as tapeworms, from sushi. As far as i'm concerned, it's worth the risk. ...Read more
Hmm: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain within a few hours of ingestion. Provided your symptoms get better in a day or , fluids and supportive measures should take care o it . If symptoms persist more than a day or 2 a more complete history and physical by your doctor is advised. ...Read more
Variable: There are different types of food poisoning - some are caused by viral illness, some by bacteria, and others from exotoxins produced by bacteria. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramping and diarrhea may occur within minutes to a day or two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GI symptoms: Mostly you can get GI symptoms including nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps/pain as well as fever. Many different organisms can cause food poisoning and so there are other possible symptoms depending on the illness. Stay hydrated and if you have any worrisome symptoms, or you're not improving, see you doctor. ...Read more
Varies: Staph food poisoning: preformed toxin (in creamy, mayonaise foods), onset 4-8 h after tainted food. Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea; lasts 24-48 hours. Scombroid poisoning (fresh tuna, grouper, snapper, etc): tasteless toxin, stable to cooking, histamine release; symptoms within 1/2-3h; flushing, palpitations, cramps, diarrhea; lasts 24-48h. Others: onset up to 5 d after exposure. ...Read more
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