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Doctor insights on: Can Birds Eat Moldy Bread

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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

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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 won't 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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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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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.
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Can you use moldy bread and honey to prevent and cure infection?

Can you use moldy bread and honey to prevent and cure infection?

Infection treatment: No. Throw the bread away and enjoy you tea with honey. If an infection needs treated leave it to a physician. Luckily for these charlatans most infections resolve with time and the body's normal immune function. Read more

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What can you do to use moldy bread and honey to prevent and cure infection?

What can you do to use moldy bread and honey to prevent and cure infection?

Ancient medicine: Ancient Egyptians were aware that bread mold had some activity against infection, probably because some of the molds produce penicillin. Honey is supposed to contain some antibacterials as well. Nowadays we have far stronger stuff if you're seriously sick. Read more

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