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Am I going to get sick if I eat moldy bread?

Am I going to get sick if I eat moldy bread?

Unlikely: You might have some GI upset but otherwise it will be fine. ...Read more

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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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Am I going to give myself diabetes if I never eat whole wheat?

Am I going to give myself diabetes if I never eat whole wheat?

Not that simple : It depends on your diet as a whole. If you maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet, and have good genes, you can keep your risk of getting diabetes low. ...Read more

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I assume that I can get even more nutrition if I eat sprouted bread. Am I right?

I assume that I can get even more nutrition if I eat sprouted bread. Am I right?

Minimally: Sprouted bread has less carbohydrate and fat and slightly more protein. The advantage over whole grain bread is likely to be minimal, however there does not appear to be any downside. ...Read more

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What to do if i get really hungry after i eat a meal?

What to do if i get really hungry after i eat a meal?

What are u eating: What does your meal consist of? Is it balance. You might need to increase portion of protein and vegetables. Protein takes longer to digest and makes people feel full longer and vegetables and high fiber food have more bulk and draw more water which makes people feel full faster. ...Read more

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I am hungry but when i eat i get slightly nauseated and have to talk myself into finishing. After i eat I am ok. No eating disorder.

I am hungry but when i eat i get slightly nauseated and have to talk myself into finishing. After i eat I am ok.  No eating disorder.

Vague: Nausea is a nonspecific symptom that can be triggered by many things, including pregnancy, ulcer disease, reflux, and central nervous system problems. If the problem persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was wondering if i know i'm going to eat something I am slightly allergic to, should I eat allergy medicine before hand?

I was wondering if i know i'm going to eat something I am slightly allergic to, should I eat allergy medicine before hand?

Possibly: The best approach is to avoid the food especially if the reaction is severe. Taking allergy medication beforehand does not always help but may help if the reaction is very mild. People with food allergies should have an epinephrine auto injector in the event of reactions especially if it is hard to avoid the food. An allergist can evaluate your allergy and make appropriate treatment plans. ...Read more

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Everytime i eat any meat i get ill and get lose stools like water , I have IBS so i can't eat dairy n spicy things but y am i ill when I have meats?

Everytime i eat any meat i get ill and get lose stools like water , I have  IBS so i can't eat dairy n spicy things but y am i ill when I have meats?

Meat: Well, it may be that you cannot meats either. Perhaps, there are certain kinds of meat you cannot digest well like red meat, but you may do better with chicken, say. Also, you may choose to avoid fried meat but go with baked, say. Also, grinding meat may digest better than meat pieces. ...Read more

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I have the flu and am trying to keep hydrated but i vomit when i eat or drink. What should I do?

I have the flu and am trying to keep hydrated but i vomit when i eat or drink. What should I do?

Flu care: If what you have is a viral gastroenteritis, more commonly known as the stomach, flu, the best thing to do if you are actively vomiting is to stop food intake. But you will need to stay hydrated with fluids such as water, juice or electrolyte solutions such as gatorade. Once you are settled down from the vomiting slowly reintroduce soft bland foods like bread, toast, rice applesauce, and bananas. ...Read more

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I always feel nauseated after I eat and drink. I get hungry and try to eat small portions, but I can't. What should i do?

I always feel nauseated after I eat and drink. I get hungry and try to eat small portions, but I can't. What should i do?

Nausea : Nausea after eating or drinking may be associated with problem in the stomach as GERD, gastric ulcer, gastritis or bulimia. My advice is to eat small frequent meals and eat slowly, drink between meals rather than during meals, rest after eating with head elevation and avoid spicy food. If nausea associated with headache, abdominal pain or diarrhea, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I just ate a pastami sandwich and didn't know you can't eat it wile pregnant do you think my unborn baby will be ok I worrie about everything I eat?

Hi I just ate a pastami sandwich and didn't know you can't eat it wile pregnant do you think my unborn baby will be ok I worrie about everything I eat?

Most likely fine: There have been a few episodes in which women have eaten deli meats with the bacteria Listeria. Though Listeria has been associated with illness and fetal death, this is not an everyday occurrence. What is done is done and statistically you are most likely fine. From now on avoid uncooked meats. Deli meats can be ok if they are cooked. Resource. http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/prevention.html ...Read more

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I find myself getting sick and feeling faint in the morning particularly after I eat breakfast I find myself not eating breakfast but why do I get sic?

I find myself getting sick and feeling faint in the morning particularly after I eat breakfast I find myself not eating breakfast but why do I get sic?

Morning sickness: Is there any possibility of pregnancy as morning sickness is a classic symptom of pregnancy? If this doesn't pertain to you, try to determine whether symptoms are produced by certain foods(fatty foods) or certain beverages. Fatty foods slow stomach emptying. Some beverages speed up the digestive tract producing nausea and cramps. Consult your MD or a gastroenterologist as needed. ...Read more

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Can I still eat cookie dough if I am allergic to eggs?

Can I still eat cookie dough if I am allergic to eggs?

Dough has eggs: Most cookie dough contains raw eggs. Check the ingredient list. If you have a severe egg allergy, even a tiny amount could be dangerous. Many people do not realize that even a smidgeon of their trigger food has thousands of antigen molecules in it. There are egg-free recipes for cookies but you have to seek them out. www.food.com/recipes/egg-free. ...Read more

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Am I going to get sick if I eat moldy bread?

Unlikely: You might have some GI upset but otherwise it will be fine. ...Read more

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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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If you accidently eat moldy bread can it cause you to have pain whenever you try to eat or get a drink?

How moldy?: Unless you have deficiency in your immune system, eating moldy bread should not cause any problems. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I ate moldy bread (3-5 pieces) accidently and my daughter (2-3 pieces). Will we get sick (vomit, nausea)?

I ate moldy bread (3-5 pieces) accidently and my daughter (2-3 pieces). Will we get sick (vomit, nausea)?

No: We all need to get over the idea that ordinary dirt is bad for you. Bread mold spores are pathogenic for some people with extremely compromised immune systems, but not fo ryou. ...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?

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?

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

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I mistakenly ingested about 2 1/2 slice of moldy bread. Will I be ok?

Yes: It depends on the type of mold. There is a good chance your stomach acid will kill the mold. If this doesn't happen you will get stomach symptoms first. If you get sick for more than 24h see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can softdrinks counter the effects of accidentally eating moldy bread?

Can softdrinks counter the effects of accidentally eating moldy bread?

No: Accidentally eating moldy bread will probably not harm you -- it's happened to most of us from time to time. Drinking soft drinks will do nothing to affect that, though -- in fact i know of nothing health protective at all in drinking them. ...Read more

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What are the risks involved in eating moldy bread?

What are the risks involved in eating moldy bread?

Food poisoning!: I would be careful about eating any food which has not been stored properly. This can allow bacteria and other organisms to grow and multiply. Some molds are benign and some are not. This can deliver a load of toxins to your intestinal tract. It is not sufficient to cut off the mold, because there may be more in the rest of the product. ...Read more

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Accidentally ate bread that turned out to be moldy. Do i need to do anything, or is my body able to deal with the mold no problem?

Accidentally ate bread that turned out to be moldy.  Do i need to do anything, or is my body able to deal with the mold no problem?

Most likely: Most likely should be ok your body likely digested it. Most moldy bread is benign and you wont have any symptoms however few can cause illness. If you start developing cold fever like symptoms then you may want to present to your doctor. Most likely you are fine though. At most you might develop vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach but this will go away after few days, hydrate. If not go to doctor. ...Read more

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