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Ate Moldy Fruit
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
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
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
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
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
Am I able to take my insilin after had to drink some real soda and I ate fruit I n the can (regular?
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
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
Why is bad to eat maracuya (passion fruit)seeds during pregnancy, I ate a bit what will happen now?
I noticed the oranges I bought are from Africa. Is there a risk of Ebola from fruit sent from Africa. I already ate one.
No: Ebola comes through bodily fluids. Enjoy your oranges. ...Read more
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
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
Freezing: Does not kill the listeria.Get a more detailed answer ›
I ate red dragon fruit last night and when I went pee today, it was pink. Is this because of the fruit? How does that work?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
I didn't eat any fruit or veg as a child, ate junk, only drank soda. Always been thin. Am I likely to get bowel cancer? Having symptoms but only 27
Evaluation: If you have symptoms you should see your doctor to be evaluated to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
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
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?
I want to use MTP kit. Will it cause abortion with 12 weeks reply me asap but I got some inter menstrual bleeding fa 4 days. I ate papaya fruit also.
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?
Ate grapes from fruit platter today. I am almost 7 weeks pregnant. Was this safe? Could I get listeria?
Avoid Cantaloupe, soft cheeses, celery sprout and ice cream!
see CDC site for more information! ...Read more
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 which is a part listeria fruit recall. Some articles say some people have no symptoms. What I have to do?
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