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Is beef jerky chew that you put in your lip bad for you? It has no nicotene, but I'm curious if it may damage gums and lips.

Is beef jerky chew that you put in your lip bad for you? It has no nicotene, but I'm curious if it may damage gums and lips.

Good Question: I do not know but I would have to think the additives is where the concern might likely be. If there is sugar, for example, then that could cause some problems. ...Read more

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I feel tightening of my temples after I chew on something hard like beef jerky. What is the cause of this?

I feel tightening of my temples after I chew on something hard like beef jerky. What is the cause of this?

Muscle Strain: This is a pretty common problem. It happens to me on occasion. Beef jerky is hard to bite through and causes your muscles to work that much harder. Try cutting it in pieces so you jaw doesn't have to work so hard! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Accidentally ate some moldy beef jerky serious?

Accidentally ate some moldy beef jerky serious?

Only if you get sick: If you develop symptoms of GI distress or other changes go and see a doctor and be tested. ...Read more

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My 8 year old ate the lol white package in the beef jerky bag. Will it hurt him.?

My 8 year old  ate the lol white package in the beef jerky bag.  Will it hurt him.?

Most likely no...: The little white package contains silica gel, a substance used to prevent moisture. If swallowed, it should pass without problem. Drinking plenty of water can help with stomach irritation. If distress, in any form, continues after ingesting the silica gel, contact a poison control center or local medical care. ...Read more