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what could happen if you ate raw chicken?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Probably nothing: Unless the chicken were spoiled and/or infected with an organism like salmonella, your digestive system can easily deal with raw chicken . It will digest it nicely and you will have no symptoms or problems.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Does chicken soup actually help fight a cold?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Probably: While no one has done the perfect study on this, randomizing people to groups with and without soup and blinding them as to which therapy they get, there are many anecdotal studies showing a shorter duration and reduced intensity of symptoms of cold sufferers who eat chicken soup while sick. It is not clear why this works.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to defrost and refreeze raw chicken?

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Dr. Kenneth Licker
Urology 49 years experience
Refreeze Chicken?: According to the USDA, as long as the food has been kept below 40° F (and if the chicken has been in the refrigerator this whole time, it almost certainly has been) it hasn't developed dangerous bacteria and is considered safe to refreeze. The only downside is that it may alter the texture of the meat.
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A 26-year-old male asked:

I just ate undercooked chicken...How long will it be until I don't have to worry about getting sick?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Most likely OK: Consuming undercooked chicken not necessary will make you sick..Unless the checkened is contaminated. Even with some contamination, the stomach acid can generally handle that for you. If the contaminated with salmonella, staph aureus, or other nasty bugs, you may know as soon as 1-2 hours or up to 2 days later. After 2 days, likely ok. Consult doc if u get sick.. Stay well... Good luck..
A 50-year-old member asked:

When my husband eats chicken, he feels like its getting stuck....What could cause this?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
He is probably right: Sensation of food sticking is a pretty reliable indicator that it is. This could be due to a variety of different things - stricture, obstruction, pouch, muscular weakness depending at which level it occurs. With symptoms like this it is best to see your doc who can get the right study to identify the problem.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Which is a healthier small meal - a bowl of chicken soup or a sandwich?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 23 years experience
How prepared: This will depend on how they are prepared and what is added to them. If you make them from scratch at home, you can control ingredients and amounts. For the sandwich, it depends on the type of bread and condiments used. They can both be healthy, if prepared correctly and depending on your nutrition goal.

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