Top
30
Doctor insights on: Ate Moldy Fruit

Share
1

1
What happens if you smoke moldy fruit in a hookah?

What happens if you smoke moldy fruit in a hookah?

Not a good idea: Although you may not get sick from it, you are exposing your lungs to molds which in susceptible people can cause asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (which acts and behaves like pneumonia), and even permanent lung damages with repeated exposure. Hookah itself is not totally harmless and you certainly don't need to add molds to the mix. ...Read more

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


2

2
My brother says veggie drinks and fruit smoothies will detoxify my body of black mold posiioning, will it?

My brother says veggie drinks and fruit smoothies will detoxify my body of black mold posiioning, will it?

Controversial: The adverse effects of mold including "black mold" is highly controversial except for the conditions of asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and allergies. While molds/fungi can produce toxins, poisoning is unusual (unless it is a bad mushroom) and it is unlikely that fruit and veggies will have a significant impact although they are very tasty. ...Read more

3

3
If someone ate nothing but fruit could they develop kwashiorkor?

If someone ate nothing but fruit could they develop kwashiorkor?

Sure: Sure you could! Kwashiorkor is a disease of poor countries, we just don't have is among kids here in the US. BUT theoretically if you ate only fruit indefinitely, you would get it eventually. ...Read more

5

5
I ate about a big beet and 2 hours later the toilet was red? I have only really been eating veg and fruit? It seemed to pass quickly? Normal?

I ate about a big beet and 2 hours later the toilet was red? I have only really been eating veg and fruit? It seemed to pass quickly? Normal?

Probably Normal: If it was a one time event to have the red color in the toilet, and it was soon after eating the beet, it could certainly be from the natural coloring in the beet. It is worth mentioning at your next regular check up but for a single time, it is unlikely to be anything but the coloring from the beet. Also, bright red is generally a sign of hemorrhoids that a more serious problem. ...Read more

6

6
Am I able to take my insilin after had to drink some real soda and I ate fruit I n the can (regular?

Am I able to take my insilin after had to drink some real soda and I ate fruit I n the can (regular?

Likely yes: Check your sugar.
And get back on track to regular diet and timing of meds.
The issues are not enough food and too much insulin, or the other way. ...Read more

7

7
Ate fruit a few hours ago and I feel like its stuck in my chest. What's going on? Should I puke? How do I get it down?

Ate fruit a few hours ago and I feel like its stuck in my chest. What's going on? Should I puke? How do I get it down?

Can you swallow?: If you can swallow and drink liquids then you should be ok. Just keep drinking a lot of liquids. If the fruit got stuck then slid down, it could have bruised your esophagus, giving you the feeling it's still stuck. If you cannot swallow liquids then you need to go to the emergency room to get the blockage removed. ...Read more

8

8
Hi. I just found out I am pregnant. I ate expired (1 week) fruit yogurt today but only 2 spoonfuls. Should I be concerned?

Hi. I just found out I am pregnant. I ate expired (1 week) fruit yogurt today but only 2 spoonfuls. Should I be concerned?

May not be a proble: This may not be a problem. Often the expiration dates are set but there is a safety zone outside them which you are probably safe. You can discuss this wiht your obstetrician. ...Read more

10

10
Why is bad to eat maracuya (passion fruit)seeds during pregnancy, I ate a bit what will happen now?

Why is bad to eat maracuya (passion fruit)seeds during pregnancy, I ate a bit what will happen now?

Untrue: This is an urban legend. There is no contraindication to ingesting passion fruit or the seeds during pregnancy. In fact, during your pregnancy is when it is most important to be eating fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

12

12
Today: I ate 100-130 gr of granola with dried fruit for breakfast and lunch. This evening I will eat 200 gr of spinach. It's ok for my diet?

Today: I ate 100-130 gr of granola with dried fruit for breakfast and lunch. This evening I will eat 200 gr of spinach. It's ok for my diet?

No protein?: Nope. This is dangerous and unwise. A diet that is 100% sugars is not a diet. It is a disaster for your organs, your brain, your immune system and your life. A healthy diet is a protein rich, low carbohydrate and low fat diet. You cannot survive without some fats and proteins in your diet. ...Read more

13

13
Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food. But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened. Why? He ate whole canned fruit.

Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food. But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened. Why? He ate whole canned fruit.

Difficulty w/ swallo: Somebody must have thought the person your concerned about has difficulty with chewing and or swallowing his food. Then he might get food into his lungs and get an aspiration pneumonia. So he is being fed like a child. I don't know if he has dentures yet but that would be another consideration in feeding issues. Reminds of the old riddle: what walks on 4 ft, then 2 ft, then 3 ft. ...Read more

16

16
I ate some fruit snack now I can feel like it did not go down when I swallow I can feel it and it hurts what can this be and what can I take for it.

I ate some fruit snack now I can feel like it did not go down when I swallow I can feel it and it hurts what can this be and what can I take for it.

Esophageal Pain: It sounds like the food irritated your esophagus on the way down and got "stuck." ordinarily, these symptoms should completely disappear shortly, especially if you drink some liquids. If not, it may be a sign that you have a partial obstruction or a "pouch, " known as a diverticulim, in the esophagus, which should be investigated by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

17

17
Can fruit change the color of discharge? I ate a bunch of blueberries today & I've noticed a small amnt of purple red discharge. Is it from the fruit?

Can fruit change the color of discharge? I ate a bunch of blueberries today & I've noticed a small amnt of purple red discharge. Is it from the fruit?

Most likely: The foods we eat will certainly have a definitive relationship on the color of our stool. Fruits, especially ones like blueberries can alter the color of the stool. Let time pass and things should change to normal. If concerned about any bleeding, have your dr. Check the stool for blood with a simple fecal occult blood test (fobt). ...Read more

18

18
How long should you wait to sleep after eating fruit? In this case, I ate an apple. Not to big.

How long should you wait to sleep after eating fruit? In this case, I ate an apple. Not to big.

Ur question: Is cute & refreshing thank you! A not so big apple should not be too difficult to digest. You may be already sound asleep at the time I answer you. It is recommended to wait a couple of hours after eating before going to bed. However, a small piece of banana is known to have a nice sedative effect and can be eaten at bedtime or during the night if u wake up, it helps to quickly fall back asleep! ...Read more

19

19
Ate orange-like fruit in peruvian jungle. Chapped and dry lips and surrounding skin for over 7 days.?

Ate orange-like fruit in peruvian jungle. Chapped and dry lips and surrounding skin for over 7 days.?

Contact Dermatitis: What you are describing sounds like a contact dermatitis (likely allergic contact dermatitis more so than irritant contact dermatitis). This can happen with some foods. Interestingly, there area certain foods that cross react with a latex allergy. These foods include Avocado, Banana, Chestnuts, Kiwi. Sometime the skin of a mango can cause this problem as well. If persists, seek medical help. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Oh Dr. Oh
2 doctors agreed:
20

20
My Father ate a fruit which was already bitten by an animal. Is there a chance that he will be infected by rabies if it was a bat that bit the fruit?

Dr. Joseph Oh Dr. Oh
2 doctors agreed:
My Father ate a fruit which was already bitten by an animal. Is there a chance that he will be infected by rabies if it was a bat that bit the fruit?

Very unlikely: I guess anything is possible but usually u need to actually be bitten to get the virus. Unfortunately sometimes people don't realize they've been bitten. There are only 3 cases of rabies per year in the US; he'll probably be just fine. ...Read more

21

21
I ate peanut free fruit snacks went outside to shovel snow and came in bc I was having an allergic reaction could this be food induced anaphylaxis?

I ate peanut free fruit snacks went outside to shovel snow and came in bc I was having an allergic reaction could this be food induced anaphylaxis?

Maybe: What was the allergic reaction? Shortness of breath while shoveling snow could be a side effect (no offense) but being out of shape (i am too), but also cold air is classic for causing shortness of breath, runny noses, coughing, wheezing, redness, flushing, etc.... See an allergist to have some testing before chalking up whatever reaction you had to an allergy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

23

23
I have constipation since I start fasting, been 3weeks now. Pooed everyday but stools are hard n round. Drinked juices n ate fruit but no change. Help?

I have constipation since I start fasting, been 3weeks now. Pooed everyday but stools are hard n round. Drinked juices n ate fruit but no change. Help?

Constipation: Best thing to do first is make sure you are getting plenty of fiber intake and plenty of water. This will resolve most cases of constipation. If that does not work, you can add a magnesium supplement. I like magnesium glycinate. You can gradually increase the dose until your stools are soft. If all of that does not work (unlikely), y9ou can try a stool softener like docusate sodium. Good luc ...Read more

24

24
Is it true that listeria symptoms may take up to 2 months to show? I'm 32 weeks pregnant and week ago I ate fruit which is recalled due to listeria?

Is it true that listeria symptoms may take up to 2 months to show? I'm 32 weeks pregnant and week ago I ate fruit which is recalled due to listeria?

Yes: Serious listeria disease may not develop for weeks after infection. If you develop fever or severe headache, see your doctor. There is nothing else to be done at this point. Try not to worry about it. Despite the recall, you are still unlikely to develop serious disease. ...Read more

26

26
6'3" 155 lb non fasting glucose 62 mg/ dl. Ate meal oatmeal fruit peanut butter < 1 hour before. Doc surpised I didn't have symptoms. Why low level?

6'3" 155 lb non fasting glucose 62 mg/ dl. Ate meal oatmeal fruit peanut butter < 1 hour before. Doc surpised I didn't have symptoms. Why low level?

Could be the read: Sometimes, glucometers don't read your blood sugar correctly. If the data doesn't feel the symptoms, then you should consider it to be lab error. ...Read more

28

28
I am 32 weeks pregnant. Week ago I ate fruit recalled due to listeria fruit recall. Is it true that people have no symptoms? What I have to do. Scared!

I am 32 weeks pregnant. Week ago I ate fruit recalled due to listeria fruit recall. Is it true that people have no symptoms? What I have to do. Scared!

Listeria exposure: You should go to your health professioal and be tested for listeria, so treatment can begin. This will in all likelihood not affect your pregnancy, but you need to address this now. ...Read more

30

30
Yesterday I ate fruit loops for breakfast and I had green peas with my dinner. Today I had a bowel movement and it was part brown and part green.

Yesterday I ate fruit loops for breakfast and I had green peas with my dinner. Today I had a bowel movement and it was part brown and part green.

Stool color: stool color can vary for many reasons, including particular foods eaten, disease states, and medications. A change in stool color in the course of one stool is not unusual, and would only be concerning if you saw red or solid black stool. These could be signs of internal bleeding. If you're not sure, see your doctor to check. Good luck. ...Read more