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Black Mold (Definition)

Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more


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Will I get sick if I eat moldy bread?

Will I get sick if I eat moldy bread?

No: Breadmold is harmless to normal people. In people with advanced aids or other conditions that effect immunity, there have been very rare reports of common molds causing illness. It mainly causes changes in taste and smell, but no harm in normal, health people. ...Read more

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Can you get sick from eating moldy bread?

Can you get sick from eating moldy bread?

Moldy bread: Usually not although there is the expected gastrointestinal upset. But serious reactions would be incredibly rare. ...Read more

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I am so busy at work as a nurse i rarely have time to eat.. I accidentally ate moldy bread today. Dangerous?

No: Moldy bread is more of a problem if you inhale the mold spores and are allergic to mold. Some tasty cheeses have mold in them. ...Read more

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I Injested moldy bread with sesame seeds and spices yesterday didn't realize until I was almost done and now I'm feeling ill should I go be seen?

I Injested moldy bread with sesame seeds and spices yesterday didn't realize until I was almost done and now I'm feeling ill should I go be seen?

Not necessarily: Eating moldy bread is not serious an issue. Unless you have immune deficiency, you can just tough it out. If you get profuse diarrhea or vomiting then do go to an emergency room. Make sure you drink enough water to avoid dehydration. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I just realized the bottom of the bread i jate was all moldy. I couldn't taste it because i put peanut butter on it. Could this make me sick?

Usually not: Although it is not a good idea to eat anything moldy (except perhaps cheese), it is unlikely that you will get sick from eating a slice of moldy bread. Although many molds may produce a mycotoxin, they are not always harmful to people and the amount is usually too low to cause toxic side effects. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to eat moldy bread if you have a penicillin allergy?

No: Most mold on bread is rhizopus, not penicillium, and would not cause a reaction in those with allergy to the drug penicillin. There have been a few penicillium molds producing penicillin found in some sausages and cheeses, but generally, there probably is not enough penicillin to cause a reaction, since this is almost never seen. The usda recommends that moldy breads be discarded for everyone. ...Read more

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Is eating moldy bread potentially seriously harmful?

Not usually: Usually not. In rare cases the mold is such that neurological or allergic symptoms can arise (ergotism in the middle ages). ...Read more