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    What causes vomiting post consumption of raw oysters?

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Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: What should I do I ate raw oysters last nite woke up in the middle of the nite and threw up I feel lousy. What should I take or do
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Answered by Dr. Deepak 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Currently only symptomatic treatment needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hi...
Welcome to HCM.
Thank you for your query.
I have gone through your post and understand your concern.

Consumption of raw oysters is not advisable as it can lead to many infections. Out of many organisms, most common causing food poisoning after consuming oysters are Norwovirus and Vibrio bacteria.
Food poisoning mainly causes vomiting and diarrhea leading to dehydration.
Right now all you need is symptomatic treatment to replenish any loss of electrolytes.
I would suggest you to take plenty of fluids.
You can take ORS pack( 1 pack dissolved in 1 lt warm water).
Stick on to normal diet.
If you still feel nausea you can take Tablet Ondensetron.

Finally I would suggest you to keep looking for warning signs of food poisoning like worsening of symptoms(vomiting and diarrhea), pain abdomen, fever etc.
In that case you need to rush to ER immediately. You might need a course of antibiotics after blood culture and sensitivity tests.
But I don't think there is anything serious. Just try to remain well hydrated for now.

Avoid consumption of raw foods like Oyster in the future.
Hope this helps.

Regards,
Dr.Deepak.
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