Run Time: 2 minutes
Author: Dr. John Winkler
- Scombroid poisoning is a histamine reaction from not cooking fish thoroughly enough or from not shipping fish soon enough – symptoms are similar to an allergic reaction – treatment is generally antihistamines.
- Ciguatera is another toxin that is in more big game fish that causes neuropathy and paresthesias that last up to a year or longer – treatment includes antihistamines, nortriptyline, and Gabapentin.
- Inpatient management is generally not needed, except in severe cases.
Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/seafood-poisoning/