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I accidentally ate 5 slices of turkey with some white patches of mold on them. Is this going to harm me?

I accidentally ate 5 slices of turkey with some white patches of mold on them. Is this going to harm me?

Possibly: One should always examine food they are eating and if there is ever a question as to the integrity of the food, do not eat it! Molds may not be that dangerous but this indicates that a bacterial overgrowth (spoilage) may have occured and one could contract food poisoning. Vomiting, diarrhea, fever and other symptoms may occur if food poisoning. See pcp, go to er or seek help if sick. ...Read more

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I accidentally ate some bananas nut bread with mold on it. It was white patches of mold. Can this be toxic/harm? If so what do the toxins do to you?

I accidentally ate some bananas nut bread with mold on it.  It was white patches of mold.  Can this be toxic/harm?  If so what do the toxins do to you?

Maybe (not) . . .: Only time will tell if it's toxic or harmful. Most common symptoms of food poisoning are nausea, vomiting & diarrhea. ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant. I accidentally ate a muffin that I found out had mold in it. Can this do harm?

I'm 11 weeks pregnant.  I accidentally ate a muffin that I found out had mold in it.  Can this do harm?

No: It's fine. No harm will come to you or your baby. There are some molds that can be harmful because they can form toxins. Bread mold is not one of them. We all have eaten far more bread mold unintentionally than we are aware of. ...Read more

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I ate left over turkey and half-way into eating it I noticed a little of mold. Idk if what I had already ate had some? Is this going to be bad?

I ate left over turkey and half-way into eating it I noticed a little of mold. Idk if what I had already ate had some? Is this going to be bad?

Mold on turkey: You will probably survive to eat turkey another day. Leaving turkey out and eating it with salmonella on it is much worse. There are cheeses with mold like blue cheese. Penicillin is mold. If you experience nausea, diarrhea, wheezing, or breathing problems, seek help.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/molds-on-food-are-they-dangerous_/ ...Read more

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I was at school and I found that I ate this sort of....green mold on a turkey burger. I found it just before I finished. I'm scared I'll get sick.

I was at school and I found that I ate this sort of....green mold on a turkey burger. I found it just before I finished. I'm scared I'll get sick.

Food poisoning: Since you do not feel anything at this time, you do not have to do anything. But if you start having symptoms then you should see your primary care to assess and they will decide the appropriate management. ...Read more

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Any harm in quitting coffee cold turkey?

It is best to taper: Caffeine if you have had long or heavy use. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can quitting sugar intake cold turkey harm your health?

Help plz! Can quitting sugar intake cold turkey harm your health?

Unlikely. : You may feel sluggish for a while but that should resolve. You should be consuming some carbohydrates that are converted to sugar in the body. Some fad diets have you stopping all carbohydrates. Your body is smart enough to get around it but will take several days and you may feel very fatigued. See your local dietician if you want to diet. Get smart ideas from the experts. ...Read more

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Got my ipad today and seen there was black, green,white stuff on it wiped it down now scared that it might have been black mold if it was will it harm?

Got my ipad today and seen there was black, green,white stuff on it wiped it down now scared that it might have been black mold if it was will it harm?

Mold: Doubt highly that your IPad had black mold on it. However, if you cleaned it well there should be no problems. Not to make you more paranoid, but mold and bacteria are everywhere anyway and our immune system handles them just fine despite the latest hyped up documentary by Oprah or Dr. OZ and their like. ...Read more

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I drank some beer and noticed some mold growing on the exterior of the can. Noticed the beer also tasted like wine. Will it harm me?

Spoiled beer: Mold on the outside but not in the beer itself means the mold is not the issue. If the beer tastes like wine it is likely to be spoiled and you should not drink it. ...Read more

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If I cut off-white spots that looks like mold from vegetables can that harm a pregnancy n/a

If I cut off-white spots that looks like mold from vegetables can that harm a pregnancy n/a

Better be safe: Bread mold represents a common fungus and those white spots contains millions of fungal spores. Though eating moldy bread doesn’t usually cause any problems, there are reported cases where ingestion has caused allergic reactions, vomiting, diarrhea and rarely something more serious. Given your pregnancy, it’s better to avoid it. ...Read more

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Just entered second trimester of pregnancy. House I live in has black mold throughout. Will my baby be okay? Will this harm the pregnancy?

Just entered second trimester of pregnancy. House I live in has black mold throughout.  Will my baby be okay? Will this harm the pregnancy?

No: It is becoming clear that the home environment may adversely affect the baby even before he is born. Obviously a moldy environment also poses potential health risk for you as well. You need to get the house fixed or move out ...Read more

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I'm in my first trimester and I accidentally ate cold turkey and pepperoni. Will I be okay?

I'm in my first trimester and I accidentally ate cold turkey and pepperoni. Will I be okay?

Listeria is not a: Statistically high risk from one meal. Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; & Mexican-style cheeses. Avoid eating refrigerated pâtés & meat spreads. Canned or shelf-stable pâtäs & meat spreads may be eaten. Only eat refrigerated smoked seafood that has been cooked. Only drink milk or eat food w milk products that have been pasteurized. You can eat hard cheese; semi-soft cheeses; pasteurized > ...Read more

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I have lowered my Fentanyl patch from 100 to 75 (rather than going cold turkey to come off.) I am very tired and feel 'stoned'. Is that normal?

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I have lowered my Fentanyl patch from 100 to 75 (rather than going cold turkey to come off.) I am very tired and feel 'stoned'. Is that normal?

Get help ASAP: Withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant and even life-threatening. Your doctor is the best person to give you advice for how to wean off of Fentanyl. Take care. ...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 accidentally ate tuna that had mold on it. It was canned, but I refrigerated it for a few days. Nausea for hours, but nothing else. What now?

I accidentally ate tuna that had mold on it. It was canned, but I refrigerated it for a few days. Nausea for hours, but nothing else. What now?

Probably nothing: Hopefully the acid in your stomach took care of the mold. Unless it was in some huge quantity, I don't think you need to do anything further except monitoring. ...Read more

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I am 6 week pregnant and just accidently ate 30ml condensed milk in a can which I opened 4 months ago and stored in frige. Will it harm my baby?

I am 6 week pregnant and just accidently ate 30ml condensed milk in a can which I opened 4 months ago and stored in frige. Will it harm my baby?

Probably not: If it doesn't make you sick with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea and dehydration then your pregnancy should be fine. If it was that easy to terminate a pregnancy we would have never needed to legalize abortion! Amazing that you could still pour it out after 4 months! ...Read more

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Accidentally ate a bite of really moldy organic bagel. Mold was blue/whiteish? How soon will I have symptoms (which?) if I get sick? What to do next?

Accidentally ate a bite of really moldy organic bagel. Mold was blue/whiteish? How soon will I have symptoms (which?) if I get sick? What to do next?

Moldy Bread: It is unlikely you will get sick from this. If you do it would be a self limited nausea and perhaps vomiting. Drink some milk and other fluids you should be fine. ...Read more

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Lost my ins. And I'm had to quit cold turkey from fentanyl 50mcg patch that I've been on a year or two. How long does the side effects take while w/d?

Opioid withdrawal: Good question. Symptoms of opioid withdrawal tend to appear 1-2 days after your last dose. You may feel flu-like symptoms, aching, the need to yawn or a bit agitated. You may find this information helpful too

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.htm ...Read more

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I accidentally ate a small piece of cheese that had mold on it. What should I do?

I accidentally ate a small piece of cheese that had mold on it. What should I do?

Take a deep breath: If anything, the anxiety you are experiencing will likely cause you more problems than consuming the cheese mold. Don't fret- the stomach acid in your body will be enough to destroy it. You can be reassured that you will be fine. ...Read more

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I accidentally ate green mold in my bread! Do i have to worry about anything?? What do I do? Thank you so much!

Not a problem: I am guessing the amount that you ate was small since mold makes the bread taste pretty awful. A small amount will be easily handled by your digestive track. You should have no problems. ...Read more

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Buprenorphine patches im on 105 mcg per hour 4 day patches and have been on this dose for over 3 years. Will I suffer cold turkey if I stopped. Or whi?

Buprenorphine patches im on 105 mcg per hour 4 day patches and have been on this dose for over 3 years. Will I suffer cold turkey if I stopped. Or whi?

Yes: Butrans® (buprenorphine) is an opioid agonist and you will develop withdrawal symptoms if stopped cold turkey after using the medication for three years. A gradual downward titration of the dose every 7 days is recommended to prevent signs and symptoms of withdrawal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about quitting using their vivelle (estradiol) dot patches cold turkey?

Can you tell me about quitting using their vivelle (estradiol) dot patches cold turkey?

Possible: You may quit using vivelle (estradiol) dot patches cold turkey; however, a better approach would be to discuss with the doctor, who prescribed you the patch, why you are not comfortable with it anymore and what alternatives possibly exist. ...Read more

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I accidentally ate some moldy shredded cheese. I take 40mg pantaprozol. Should i be worried I don't have enough acid to kill the mold?

No worries: You still have acid otherwise you can digest your food. You will be ok, the moldy cheese will be digested, you may have an upset stomach but nothing serious. ...Read more

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