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So I have a friend staying with me, and we had mussels in a restaurant for dinner, and now she is feeling horribly ill because she was allergic to them (she just realised that she might be allergic, after making the connection between being sick and eating mussels) and is being sick and can't eat or drink things. Is there anything I can do to help? Because she is horribly ill and I don't know what to do.
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I would say phone nhs direct 0845 46 47, they are open 24/7. They can advise you on what to do next. Or call the local gp surgery for the telephone number for the out of hours doctor and then contact them.

Try getting your friend to even take sips of water to keep her fluid intake up as being sick makes you very dehydrated.

I hope you and your friend are ok.

take carex
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Make sure she drinks only boiled water
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(Original post by niamhster)
I would say phone nhs direct 0845 46 47, they are open 24/7. They can advise you on what to do next. Or call the local gp surgery for the telephone number for the out of hours doctor and then contact them.

Try getting your friend to even take sips of water to keep her fluid intake up as being sick makes you very dehydrated.

I hope you and your friend are ok.

take carex
Get her to drink something lucozade - much better for her than water.
or even flat tea.

Its won't be an allergic reaction. allergy to shellfish is typified by getting by inflammed lips or a rash (thats in mildest cases) not vomiting.

bad shellfish.


Why do u people eat the damned things. they are filter feeders, so accumulate so much **** you wouldn't believe.
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-If she's pooping, try getting her some "dioralyte" - it'll rehydrate her and make up for salts loss, etc.
mmmm, very true.
tho u have to go to boots for that whereas somat like lucozade is in your corner shop .
then again it doesnt have the salts....
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Well, I gave her water and put her to bed, and she seemed much better today. It's a bit strange; it was maybe an hour or two after we ate them that she was ill. I don't think they were bad because I ate them too and I was fine. Then she realised that every time she's eaten mussels before she has been sick, and it's too many times for it to be a coincidence really.

Cheers for your advice everyone - it's horrible when someone's being violently ill and you don't know what to do to help. She's much better now, hurrah, and maybe I should get some emergency lucozade for middle-of-the-night illnesses.

Thanks again
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(Original post by lessthanthree)
dad said that you can live on lucozade for like..a month, so I'm pretty sure lucozade will tide her over until she can get some dioralyte (:
really? im not that surprised, but still, a month!
then again its isotonic so although it doesn't give you salts, it conserves those which you already have. plus we have large reserves of most 'salts'.
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