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Doctor insights on: Licking Your Fingers From Raw Chicken Marinade

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I cut my finger with a razor by accident and was bleeding for a while. Started preparing raw chicken. Can I get poisoned if stuff got into the cut?

I cut my finger with a razor by accident and was bleeding for a while. Started preparing raw chicken. Can I get poisoned if stuff got into the cut?

Yes: It is possible for bacteria from the chicken to enter the wound. Washing the area with soap and water thoroughly and monitoring its healing will be key. If you have any doubt or question, see your physician. ...Read more

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Is it possible to test positive from cocaine if someone touches cocaine then touches a bag and you in turn touch the same bag and think nothing of it because you see nothing on the bag and you then eat thus licking your fingers basically can you test?

Is it possible to test positive from cocaine if someone touches cocaine then touches a bag and you in turn touch the same bag and think nothing of it because you see nothing on the bag and you then eat thus licking your fingers basically can you test?

Yes, but...: YES is almost always an answer to that universal question, "Is it possible? " That's because so many things are possible in life. Some even say ALL things are possible. Is this situation likely to happen in real life? No. Does it happen in real life? No. Is it possible? Yes. This just means one should not ask, "Is it possible, " but instead ask, "How likely is it to happen? " ...Read more

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Licking fingers and touching money transmit hepatitis b?

Licking fingers and touching money transmit hepatitis b?

Unlikely: If your fingers are otherwise normal, without cracks or open lesions, it is unlikely touching money will give you hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is usually transmitted from close personal contact as in toothbrush and razor sharing, needle sticks or other exposure to blood. There can be maternal to fetal transmission during delivery. ...Read more

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I'm making chicken and after 20 minutes I was cooking it I checked it and licked my fingers now im worried about getting saliminila?

I'm making chicken and after 20 minutes I was cooking it I checked it and licked my fingers now im worried about getting saliminila?

You should be ok: Most uncooked chicken does not have salmonella on it regardless - cooking it for 20 minutes also helps. Symptoms of food poisoning include nausea vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Why are the kiddie meals even at good restaurants the same chicken fingers, mac n cheese, pizza, etc?

Why are the kiddie meals even at good restaurants the same chicken fingers, mac n cheese, pizza, etc?

Time for a change: Because market analysis indicates that's what little kids like the most. Perhaps it's time for them to explore new food choices as michelle obama recently stated. ...Read more

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My daughter had chickenpox now but I never had it bfo but I have this spot for 2 days on my finger and no where else. Is it Chicken pox?

My daughter had chickenpox now but I never had it bfo but I have this spot for 2 days on my finger and no where else. Is it Chicken pox?

Unlikely: Data show 96% of adults who think they never had CPX have serum test positive for prior CPX. If you were to get it from your kid, the incubation would be 10-21 days from her first spots. I have never seen CPX as a single blister. In susceptible adults it is usually bad, with an average in excess of 250 spots over several days. ...Read more

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I have a scar from a mosquito bite on my finger like a bump is there anything I can do? Is there anything I can do for my chicken skin also?

I have a scar from a mosquito bite on my finger like a bump is there anything I can do? Is there anything I can do for my chicken skin also?

Seek knowledge: For both questions see a dermatologist, a skin specialist, to learn about all the wonderful treatment modalities available for you. ...Read more

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Hi I've been experiencing a pepper burning sensation at the tip of my left hand fingers occasionally for 5mnths. Why is this? Never had chicken pox

Hi I've been experiencing a pepper burning sensation at the tip of my left hand fingers occasionally for 5mnths. Why is this? Never had chicken pox

Nerve compression?: Sounds line either compressed nerve or vascular compromise on left hand. See your PMD for further work up to see what is the etiology as the management is different for both conditions. ...Read more

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At some raw chicken can I for from this?

At some raw chicken can I for from this?

Unlikely: Chicken if badly handled prior to your touching it might contain some disease organisms. But most chicken is handled well and your chance of contracting illness is quite low. Chicken should be cooked well in the ordinary circumstance, but you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting salmonella from raw chicken?

What are the chances of getting salmonella from raw chicken?

Risky: Any raw food of animal origin, such as meat, poultry, milk and dairy products, eggs, or seafood may carry salmonella bacteria. The bacteria can survive to cause illness if susceptible foods are not cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature as measured with a food thermometer. Fruits and vegetables may also harbor the bacteria, if there is contact with raw meat, and are not washed thoroughly. ...Read more

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I ate 3 raw tyson chicken breasts, what could happen?

I ate 3 raw tyson chicken breasts, what could happen?

Probably nothing: However, I don't advise this on a regular basis. Eating raw meats or improperly prepared may expose you to a higher risk of salmonella or other bacterial or parasitic disorders. ...Read more

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Will I get food poisoning if I've eaten raw chicken?

Will I get food poisoning if I've eaten raw chicken?

Possible: But not definite. Not much you can do if you've already consumed it, mostly just monitor for any symptoms of gastrointestinal upset like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. ...Read more

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A pack of raw chicken fell into the ice maker in the freezer. Basically my family has been drinking raw chicken. How worried should we be?

A pack of raw chicken fell into the ice maker in the freezer. Basically my family has been drinking raw chicken. How worried should we be?

Fine: Assuming the chicken was wrapped in something and it was frozen as it was in an ice maker. Bacteria would be more prevalent in an unfrozen, warm and festering piece of chicken. ...Read more

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What could happen if you ate raw chicken?

Probably nothing: Unless the chicken were spoiled and/or infected with an organism like salmonella, your digestive system can easily deal with raw chicken. It will digest it nicely and you will have no symptoms or problems. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to eat chicken raw? Can you die from it?

Why is it bad to eat chicken raw? Can you die from it?

Salmonella.: Raw chicken is commonly contaminated with a bacteria called salmonella that can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea and illness. Cooking chicken properly kills this bacteria and protects you from being ill. ...Read more

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Does all raw chicken contain salmonella?

Hard to tell: Most chicken contains salmonella. It's possible for the occasional chicken part not to but not likely. ...Read more

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I am 14 and I ate raw chicken by accident will my immune system be ok?

I am 14 and I ate raw chicken by accident will my immune system be ok?

Yes: There is a small risk of infection by salmonella and a few other rare organisms, but generally your stomach acids will handle most insults from raw chicken. There will be no effect on your immune system. ...Read more

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Ate off of a fork that touched raw chicken. What are the chances of salmonella poisoning?

It is possible but: Still unlikely...not all raw chicken is contaminated with Salmonella. Although, obviously you wouldn't be doing that on purpose and taking the chance. For now, there isn't anything to do, but wait and watch for diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever, vomiting. If any symptoms develop, please see a doctor. ...Read more