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Is it safe to eat sushi (raw type) when I have large canker sores at the back of my throat. No way to avoid the food touching the sores and one did a minor bleed but for a very short time.

Is it safe to eat sushi (raw type) when I have large canker sores at the back of my throat. No way to avoid the food touching the sores and one did a minor bleed but for a very short time.

Canker sores?: Canker sores do not usually occur at the back of your throat and therefore I question your diagnosis. I would start by seeing your own physician for an accurate diagnosis. Then you can ask all your questions. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is sushi allowed in a hCG diet?

Please help docs! Is sushi allowed in a hCG diet?

Rice: Sushi includes rice and is not allowed on the HCG diet. Sashimi is ok as long as it's white fish. No tuna or salmon. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to shellfish. Is there some kinds of sushi that I can eat safely?

Tough to say: Going on the assumption you know you are not allergic to scaled fish, the problem with sushi is that it is made in the same place as sushi containing shellfish. It would be easy for there to be some "cross-contamination" of your "plain" sushi. And end up with shellfish in it. Eventhough you think it doesn't have any. Talk to your dr but it probably is best to avoid all sushi. ...Read more

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How many times can I eat sushi in a week?

Depends.: High-mercury sushi such as tuna should be limited; but no restrictions on salmon or fluke or other low-mercury fish. ...Read more

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My family love to eat sushi which they have once a week. Is this safe?

My family love to eat sushi which they have once a week. Is this safe?

Yes, if it is: Prepared properly. There can be worms in fish, but if the fish is frozen enough before processing and the food preparation is hygienic, there is not risk. The other issue to keep in mind is that some fish have more mercury than others and you need to check into the source of fish flesh and the type of fish. See this site for info on mercury.

http://www. Epa. Gov/hg/advisories. Htm ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sushi or shashmi from a reputable sushi bar?

Is it safe to eat sushi or shashmi from a reputable sushi bar?

Sushi is fine.: The main concern with sushi is obviously the chance of bacterial infection in the context of eating raw fish. Those who make sushi for us to eat undergo rigorous and lengthy training in order to prepare the raw fish in a way that minimizes the chance of infection while allowing us to eat such an awesome delicacy, So, yes, sushi is safe if the correct people are making it. ...Read more

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Can I eat sushi or sashimi altough I have HepB?

Can I eat sushi or sashimi altough I have HepB?

Yes: Consumption of undercooked seafood carries the risk of several diseases including hepatitis A. If you have chronic liver disease from hep b, then contracting hep A could be very dangerous. I would therefore recommend that you be vaccinated against hepatitis A to reduce your risk. It is a simple and effective series of 2 shots given 6 months apart. ...Read more

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What parasites, if any, am I susceptible to if I eat sushi?

What parasites, if any, am I susceptible to if I eat sushi?

There are several: Hopefully any restaurant would adequately prepare your food before serving it to you but you are right to think that raw meat, in this case fish is riskier than cooked food. There are several parasites possible in raw fish. One example is diphyllobothrium, a tapeworm that while treatable can cause nausea, weakness, diarrhea and others. ...Read more

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Can I eat sushi while breastfeeding?

Can I eat sushi while breastfeeding?

Yes: Sushi can be wonderful, healthful food during nursing. 3 health risks to know about 1) mercury. Some large fish, such as bluefin tuna can have high levels of mercury. You may want to minimize these choices. 2) parasites. Very rare in us. (<40 cases per year, mostly raw salmon or mackerel). Freezing, smoking, vinegar drops risk. 3) pufferfish. Fugu has potent poison if not prepared right. Why risk? ...Read more

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Can I eat sushi while breast feeding?

Can I eat sushi while breast feeding?

Type of fish: You may wish to ascertain mercury levels in the fish. Fda provides guidance on this subject. Consult this site for more info.
http://www. Americanpregnancy. Org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury. Htm. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat cooked sushi rolls when nursing?

Is it safe to eat cooked sushi rolls when nursing?

As another: As another doctor, dr gregory mosolf, put it:

"just be careful not to eat too much because fish such as tuna can contain mercury. Don't exceed 1 serving of tuna per week while nursing. Other fish which may have mercury include swordfish and salmon.". ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat sushi in the first trimester?

Is it ok to eat sushi in the first trimester?

Sushi & pregnanc: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read more

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Safe to eat sushi after tooth extraction?

Safe to eat sushi after tooth extraction?

Post-op instructions: No more or less safe than normally. Follow oral and written instructions given to you by your treating dentist and pose any questions to him or her directly. ...Read more

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Was just wondering if sushi is healthy to eat. My mom said u shouldn't eat raw fish, and is fish eggs ok to eat. Thanks?

Was just wondering if sushi is healthy to eat. My mom said u shouldn't eat raw fish, and is fish eggs ok to eat. Thanks?

If prepared right OK: If the sushi is prepared right by a trained chef it is Ok. But like any food it has to be prepared and stored correctly. You should be cautious who and where you get raw meats, that the chefs are reputable, and know how to prepare the sushi. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat sushi with Imitation to Crab while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to eat sushi with Imitation to Crab while breastfeeding?

Imitation Crab: Sushi with imitation crab is safe to eat while breastfeeding. The imitation crab is cooked prior to being made into sushi. ...Read more

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Should I eat sushi if I have been recently diagnosed with ischemic colitis.?

Should I eat sushi if I have been recently diagnosed with ischemic colitis.?

Ischemic colitis: At your age is extremely rare, unless you have severe arterial disease or thromboembolic condition. It is not a good idea to eat raw or undercooked foods until any GI condition is completely resolved, because these foods can contain bacteria that can cause problems in your digestive tract. Ask your doctor what you should be eating, not what you should avoid. ...Read more

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Can I or should I eat sushi after my wisdom teeth operation?

Can I or should I eat sushi after my wisdom teeth operation?

Dental surgery: You can eat a soft diet so choose a sushi that does not require a lot of chewing. In my opinion sushi is a healthy thing to eat because of the omega 3 fatty acids so I do not see any reason not to eat it after having the wisdom teeth removed. I would not recommend the rice in the rolls because the little pieces of rice could go into your extraction sites. ...Read more

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Can I eat fish and sushi while nursing? Is there any I can't have or that could affect my supply? I'm 7-1/2weeks postpartum

Can I eat fish and sushi while nursing? Is there any I can't have or that could affect my supply? I'm 7-1/2weeks postpartum

Eat in moderation: Eating sushi while you are breastfeeding is safer than when you are pregnant, but you should still limit the amount of fish that you eat with high levels of mercury including mackerel and tuna. Ahi tuna has higher levels of mercury than albacore or yellowfin. Shrimp, scallops, salmon and squid have lower levels of mercury. ...Read more

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Foods not to eat when recovering from stomach virus, sushi?

Foods not to eat when recovering from stomach virus, sushi?

What to avoid: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Avoid salads initially too. Rest. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat salmon sushi? I've recently heard about the possible rusk of getting tapeworm from if?

Is it safe to eat salmon sushi? I've recently heard about the possible rusk of getting tapeworm from if?

Rare, preventable: Unlike ocean fish eaten raw as sushi or sashimi, freshwater fish can contain fish tapeworm and other parasites. However, these are killed by freezing, and in the US, salmon intended to be eaten raw is required by law to be frozen first. So the actual risk is very low. However, this may not be the case in all countries, and I would recommend avoiding raw salmon if uncertain of local laws. ...Read more

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Is brown rice healthy for consumption for a type 2 diabetic? I like brown rice veggie sushi, is it a healthy choice for me? Thanks.

Is brown rice healthy for consumption for a type 2 diabetic? I like brown rice veggie sushi, is it a healthy choice for me? Thanks.

Better than white: Rice -whether it is white or brown is a carbohydrate and should be eaten in a limited amount when you have dm. Brown rice is a better choice because it is higher in fiiber and tends to have better effect on blood sugars. I usually encourage my pts w dm to stay < 30-45grms/meal in women and < 45-60 in men- rice I feel is a carb that encourage getting rid of and focusing on increased veggies. ...Read more

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I eat a lot of seaweed, I eat sushi almost everyday, my friend told me that seaweed is not good for my graves' disease, is it true?

I eat a lot of seaweed, I eat sushi almost everyday, my friend told me that seaweed is not good for my graves' disease, is it true?

Yes: Too much iodine can cause the graves disease to be harder to treat. You run the risk of being more hyperthyroid with excessive iodine intake. The thyroid uses the iodine and makes more hormones causing worsening hyperthyroid. ...Read more

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Hey I got my Bottom right Wisdom tooth out four days ago and I still have minor swelling but I was wondering if I could eat sushi with rice yet?

Hey I got my Bottom right Wisdom tooth out four days ago and I still have minor swelling but I was wondering if I could eat sushi with rice yet?

Enjoy: Sure. Enjoy your sushi. Remember to brush and floss around all your teeth and rinse your mouth after eating when that's not possible during the day after snacks. ...Read more

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When I eat sushi I turn freezing cold and blue lips, very pale. Any idea why?

When I eat sushi I turn freezing cold and blue lips, very pale. Any idea why?

Allergy: You could be allergic to something in sushi. Please stop eating sushi. ...Read more

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Got graves disease, and I eat a lot of sushi, I've been told its high in iodine, and it's bad for the illness, should I stop eating it?

Got graves disease, and I eat a lot of sushi, I've been told its high in iodine, and it's bad for the illness, should I stop eating it?

Seaweed: Seaweed-wrapped sushi allows excess intake of iodine. With graves disease or hyperthyroidism this can worsen the disease. You should ask your endocrinologist as to status of control of your hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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I have canker sores that sometimes have minor, brief bleeding. Is it safe to eat raw sushi? I'm worried about parasites entering my bloodstream.

I have canker sores that sometimes have minor, brief bleeding. Is it safe to eat raw sushi? I'm worried about parasites entering my bloodstream.

Perspective: If there are parasites in your sushi, they will enter your system whether or not you have open sores. Remember, you are swallowing your food. There is always a risk with raw sushi, as well as many other not fully cooked foods. I love sushi and only go to some high quality restaurants for it. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to eat canned food in south beach diet?

No: It is always best to use fresh food, or frozen. Canned foods are ok for emergencies, but should not be regularly used. Many cans contain bpa in the liner, and are not good for you. ...Read more

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Female 35 128lbs. Eat south beach style diet. Limited carbs and sugar. Drink wine daily. Fasting test. Bilirubin elevated at 1.5mg/dL. Platelets 140.?

Female 35 128lbs. Eat south beach style diet. Limited carbs and sugar. Drink wine daily. Fasting test. Bilirubin elevated at 1.5mg/dL. Platelets 140.?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Why was the test done? Do you have any symptoms? What was your hemoglobin? Ask you doctor if you could have Gilbert disease, which is harmless. ...Read more

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Is sushi good for you?

Is sushi good for you?

Sushi is fine.: The main concern with sushi is obviously the chance of bacterial infection in the context of eating raw fish. Those who make sushi for us to eat undergo rigorous and lengthy training in order to prepare the raw fish in a way that minimizes the chance of infection while allowing us to eat such an awesome delicacy, So, yes, sushi is safe if the correct people are making it. ...Read more

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I ate sushi and I have diareha?

I ate sushi and I have diareha?

Plan: Diarrhea can be treated with diet: rice, banana, toasts and apple sauce. Try this, please. And drink a lot of fluids. Probiotics can be helpful as well. If you will develop fever and dizziness, better go to ER. ...Read more

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How old should a child be giving him sushi?

How old should a child be giving him sushi?

At least 1 year...: ...And avoid tuna and mahi-mahi as they have the highest levels of mercury. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is eating sushi too often bad?

Can you tell me is eating sushi too often bad?

Low-Mercury fish.: The main concern with sushi is obviously the chance of bacterial infection in the context of eating raw fish. Those who make sushi for us to eat undergo rigorous and lengthy training in order to prepare the raw fish in a way that minimizes the chance of infection while allowing us to eat such an awesome delicacy, if you eat it often, focus on low-Mercury fish. ...Read more

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Could eating sushi cause an asthma attack?

Could eating sushi cause an asthma attack?

Sure: If you are allergic to fish, or some ingredient in one of the rolls, or there is a perfumed customer next to you... ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness in mouth after eating sushi?

What to do if I have numbness in mouth after eating sushi?

Ciguatera?: Numbness after eating sushi can be a symptom of several things, but one of them is ciguatera toxicity. It is found in reef fish, usually in the summertime. It causes lip and tongue numbness, 2-6 hours after eating, but can also cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, and cardiac and neurologic problems. If you are having these symptoms, go to the ER to be checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mucus in throat and wanting to vomit. Is the sushi fighting back?

Mucus in throat and wanting to vomit. Is the sushi fighting back?

Agree with doc: We find it very difficult to specifically answer these questions without knowing so many other details. By the way, the sushi thing may be coincidental. You might have already been exposed to what's causing your symptoms. This job is a lot about sherlock holmes and listening. ...Read more

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Is sushi ok for nursing baby?

Is sushi ok for nursing baby?

Probably: Just be careful not to eat too much because fish such as tuna can contain mercury. Don't exceed 1 serving of tuna per week while nursing. Other fish which may have mercury include swordfish and salmon. ...Read more

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Can I have sushi with spacers?

Can I have sushi with spacers?

List of foods: Yes, sushi is OK. However, eating certain foods can cause damage to your braces, bands and wires. Loose bands, broken brackets and broken wires cause delay in your orthodontic treatment and extra cost. Ask your orthodontist for a list of foods to follow. ...Read more

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Can eating sushi cause misscarriages?

Can eating sushi cause misscarriages?

No: While there is a tiny risk from sushi to introduce fish borne parasites into the body, there is no relationship between this type of food and miscarriages. ...Read more