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Am I Going To Get Sick If I Eat Moldy Bread
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
I am so busy at work as a nurse i rarely have time to eat.. I accidentally ate moldy bread today. Dangerous?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i accidentally ate a piece of moldy white bread, will drinking apple cider vinegar counteract that and keep me from getting sick?
Nothing: Your stomach acid digested the mold and bread. ...Read more
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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