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Eaten skipjack tuna, dizzy and vomiting - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello dr.
User :   im very much concerned with my husband
User :   he ate skipjack tuna last night
User :   this morning he started to get dizzy and have vomited
User :   what 1st aid can i give him
Doctor :   Do you have any antiemetic medicine in your home ?
User :   can you give me a specific name for that
Doctor :   Like Emeset ?
User :   none
Doctor :   Ok, let me advice you a home remedy
Doctor :   Give him a glass of lemon juice mixed with a tea spoon of honey
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do not give him any hard foods until the vomiting stops
User :   ok kan ginseng help?
Doctor :   yes, it does
Doctor :   but the lemon juice and honey helps better
User :   what symptoms can he have that i should already bring to the hospital
Doctor :   If you see blood or dark colored vomitus , it is then you may have to rush to the hospital
User :   i dont have honey here and its very hard to find what can i substitute the honey with?
Doctor :   does he have pain in the abdomen ?
User :   no he is now sleeping because of dizziness
Doctor :   honey can be substituted by grape juice, sugar or juice of any citrus fruit
User :   ok
Doctor :   dizziness could be due to gastric upset , need not worry
Doctor :   avoid giving him spicy and hard foods for atleast 24 hours from now
User :   but my father also ate the fish with him but he doesnt have symptoms
User :   but my husband was the one who removed and cleaned the fish
Doctor :   no , Its incidental
Doctor :   need not worry , its common with that fish
User :   ok
User :   how long could this last?
Doctor :   Not more than 12 hours
Doctor :   rarely 24 hours
Doctor :   so avoid burdening his stomach with any kind of hard food for 24 hours
User :   ok that good to know
User :   ok
User :   thank you very much dr
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   i forgot to ask
Doctor :   Yes,
Doctor :   please
User :   like it doesnt matter if i make the lemon juice in cold water?
Doctor :   cold water is better
Doctor :   it will comfort him
User :   ok thank you very much again
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   I wish him good health
Doctor :   Bye for now
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