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Just ate poppy seeds, when will I know the baby is ok?

Just ate poppy seeds, when will I know the baby is ok?

See below: I am not sure what you are worried about here. The poppy seeds can make you test positive for narcotics on a drug test (after all same plant as opioid drugs, but this should not cause any problems for the child. ...Read more

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Do you think I should worry about my son getting poppy seeds?

Do you think I should worry about my son getting poppy seeds?

No: Poppy seeds contain extremely minute amounts of the opium alkaloids morphine and codeine, which give your bagel a nutty zing and can cause you to fail a drug test (as demonstrated in a famous mythbusters episode). Theoretically if you eat enough of them, you could get high. Unfortunately, it would take "tons" of the seeds to get any euphoria. ...Read more

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Can poppy seeds be used to stimulate sleep?

Can poppy seeds be used to stimulate sleep?

Not a Good Idea: Poppy seeds are opium and very addictive and nobody should use these to induce sleep. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am allergic to poppy seeds?

Avoid poppy seeds: Avoid anything that may have poppy seeds as an ingredient. Reed all labels and ask questions when you go to someones house to eat or to a restaurant. If you are not sure if it has poppy seeds in it do not eat it. ...Read more

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Could I fail my drug test because of eating poppy seeds?

Could I fail my drug test because of eating poppy seeds?

Yes: Poppy seeds contain minute traces of opiates. Both opium and Codeine occur in poppy seeds, albeit in tiny quantities. The sensitivity of drug tests (parts per billion) is such that you can indeed fail a drug test after eating a poppy seed bagel. Apparently the minuscule amounts of opiates in poppy seeds can persist in the blood for about 48 hours. ...Read more

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What is poppy pod tea or poppy pod wash? I heard this could help getting off other opiates?

What is poppy pod tea or poppy pod wash? I heard this could help getting off other opiates?

Poppy pod tea: Poppy Tea is a "drink" made from the crushed pods of the plant Papaver Somniferum. It has psychoactive alkaloids in it like codeine, etc. A uniform "recipe" for this tea doesn't exist. Be aware that some drinkers have OD'd & died from crushing too many pods for their tea. Poppy pod tea is NOT recommended for one wanting to get off opiates b/c of the psychoactive alkaloids in it. ...Read more

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Can we use poppy seeds to stimulate good sleep?

Can we use poppy seeds to stimulate good sleep?

Seek elsewhere...: Poppy seeds contain a derivative of opium, to the degree that ingesting even moderate amounts can cause false positive drug test in some circumstances. If you are looking for a natural substance to help with sleep, melatonin and healthy sleep habits will be much more effective. ...Read more

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How do I pass a drug screen if I eat poppy seeds?

Don't eat them: 48-72 hours before a drug screen. If a drug screen is random then you may have to explain that you were eating poppy seeds. ...Read more

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How long does it take for poppy seeds to show up in your urine stream?

How long does it take for poppy seeds to show up in your urine stream?

Varies: It depends on whether you ate them with fatty food (absorption slowed down) or just by themselves and in what quantity. Earliest it would show up in your urine would be approx 4-8 hours and the average it would remain there would be 48 hours. Ingesting large quantity could mean--potentially- a test could remain positive at upwards six or more days though unlikely. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of using poppy seeds for making good sleep?

What are the proven advantages of using poppy seeds for making good sleep?

The California poppy: Or eschscholtzia californica contains protopine which is reported to help with sleep. It is not a narcotic and is not addictive. I have not seen studies on it's effectiveness for insomnia. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my one year old eat poppy seeds that are in lemon poppy seed muffins?

Is it safe for my one year old eat poppy seeds that are in lemon poppy seed muffins?

Yes: We try to avoid feeding a little kid any product with loose seeds that they might inhale. Those can lead to recurrent pneumonia that is hard to understand/treat. These may require us to look into their airways and retrieve the seed. I don't feed kids any loose seed like products (including popcorn) until they are old enough to tell me they got some down their windpipe. ...Read more

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How long can poppy seeds stay in your system. And cause a positive drug test? I do not do drugs and am well anxious as. This is a job with USPS

How long can poppy seeds stay in your system. And cause a positive drug test? I do not do drugs and am well anxious as. This is a job with USPS

No big concern: The cut off concentration in urine is quite high in the context of Fed drug testing for just this reason. So unless you ate a whole bunch of poppy seeds within 24 hours of review, No worry. ...Read more

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Is it possible to eat a muffin with poppy seeds or a bun with sesame seeds and test positive on a urine test? Had a friend claim it happened to them.

Is it possible to eat a muffin with poppy seeds or a bun with sesame seeds and test positive on a urine test? Had a friend claim it happened to them.

Even: Even though the drug, opium, is from a different part of the poppy plant, there is a possibility of failing a drug test after eating poppy seeds. It was actually tried on a myth busters episode and has been written about on snopes. Com (see below)! luckily, many tests have taken this into consideration, so will only register much higher levels of opiates as an actual "positive" on a drug test than you can get from eating poppy seeds. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I fail a drug test because I ate a poppy seed muffin? I love poppy seed muffins. They are delicious. However, I've been told by folks that eating these delicious baked goods could lead me to test positive for opiates. My place of work distributes rand

Yes: Opiods, (opium, morphine and related narcotics) come from the poppy plant. The poppy seeds used on food are from a related plant. Though yummy they can make you test positive for opiods on a drug screen. This affect can last for 48 hours. There have been several cases of firings based on this finding which, though they were overturned later, caused untold woes. Best thing is to avoid. ...Read more

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Had a uni mastectomy of right side after chemo. Pathology was almost clean except for poppy seed sized malignancy. Does that mean chemo didn't work?

Had a uni mastectomy of right side after chemo. Pathology was almost clean except for poppy seed sized malignancy. Does that mean chemo didn't work?

No: Sounds like you underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy. If so, its common for the chemo to shrink but not totally remove the cancer. The treatments can downgrade your tumor staging and improve your prognosis. Speak with your oncologist and surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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