A 22-year-old male asked:
Iv eaten smoked bacon that was microwaved less than half the right microwaving time would worms come from eating it,and should i take peptobismol?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No problem: There are no worms in commercially produced pork in the US. That problem (trichinosis) has been gone for more than 50 years. You could eat bacon raw (or a raw pork chop) without risk. If you have an upset stomach, PeptoBismol or another antacid might help, but wouldn't make any difference in risk of trichinosis or other worms.
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