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Doctor insights on: Salami Nutritional Facts

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Had salami (exp nov) that had been in a ziplock in the fridge for a week and a half. Will i get sick?

Had salami (exp nov) that had been in a ziplock in the fridge for a week and a half.  Will i get sick?

Wouldn't try it: If i were you, i wouldn't eat it -- nor would i give it to my pet. Hoping there is something tastier and fresher in your fridge . . ...Read more

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Can what you ate cause a bad headache the next day, i went somewhere yesterday and had a hogey sandwich that had stuff like salami and cheese in it, ?

Can what you ate cause a bad headache the next day, i went somewhere yesterday and had a hogey sandwich that had stuff like salami and cheese in it, ?

Definitely!: Since your history suggests you have multiple food allergies, and many hogeys have processed meats, preservatives, and nitrites, and other additives in it, you could have very well reacted to it. Also, if you had other fried side dishes too (trans fat), or alcohol too with it, if you were dehydrated, this could add to a headache by itself. Best to stay away from them. ...Read more

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Can you get food poisioning from eating pre - packed salami ? I's it high risk ?

Can you get food poisioning from eating pre - packed salami ? I's it high risk ?

It's possible, but..: ...you can get food poisoning from ANY food--why pick on salami? Your limited information does not provide a context for symptom onset, severity, or duration. Especially if distress persists, or is accompanied by bleeding, worsening pain, lightheadedness, or development of vomiting or fever, then get a good examination with appropriate testing for reassurance and/or treatment. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux frequently. Lately I suspect it's the cause of why my wife says my breath "smells like salami". Should I be concerned?

I have acid reflux frequently. Lately I suspect it's the cause of why my wife says my breath "smells like salami". Should I be concerned?

Reflux, GERD: Due to the adage "Happy wife, happy life," if your wife doesn't like salami there is cause for concern. However, more important is that about 10% of patients with frequent heartburn develop Barrett's esophagus, a precancerous condition. Most often it occurs in middle aged white men, but anyone can get it. You should see your doctor to see what treatments or tests (endoscopy) might be needed. ...Read more

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The palms of my hands smell like salami. It seems as though the smell is coming from the pores in my hand.

The palms of my hands smell like salami. It seems as though the smell is coming from the pores in my hand.

Your nose?: I can't think of a condition which gives only the palms an unusual smell (assuming proper hygiene). I would suspect that the odor is from your nose. Consider an ENT consult. ...Read more

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I ate salami on roll with spicy mustard as eating a bump appeared on my gum line in back of mouth What can this be from?

I ate salami on roll with spicy mustard as eating a bump appeared on my gum line in back of mouth What can this be from?

Bump: Could be from trauma, could be from irritation. How long is it there for? Give it a day and see how it goes, otherwise visit your dentist to see if something is trapped or if the bump is being caused by a problem from your tooth. ...Read more

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I have white spots/patches under the skin on my palms and arms. What could it be? The palms look like salami meat sometimes.

I have white spots/patches under the skin on my palms and arms. What could it be?  The palms look like salami meat sometimes.

Blotchy hands: It is normal to have intermittent spots/blotches/patches in your palms. They are usually caused by unequal circulation in the skin due to variable state of constriction and dilatation of the veins. ...Read more

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My fingertips on my right hand smell like salami. No amount of washing will get rid of them, its been like this for the past 6 days. ?

My fingertips on my right hand smell like salami. No amount of washing will get rid of them, its been like this for the past 6 days. ?

Salami smell: My fingertips on my right hand smell like salami. No amount of washing will get rid of them, its been like this for the past 6 days. ? ANS: I would ask someone else to smell them. What kind of work do you do? I assume you don't work with salami? Rare inherited diseases can give smelly feet and hands but not salami that I know of. A specific type of salami? There are many. Get back with us. ...Read more

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Are nutritional boosts good for you?

Are nutritional boosts good for you?

No evidence: There is no evidence to support the use of these supplements to "boost" your performance. Don't waste your money. Instead consult with a nutritionist to develop a proper balanced diet. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional pros and cons of coconuts?

What are the nutritional pros and cons of coconuts?

Depends on ripeness: Mature, "dry" coconuts have high fat content, a crunchy white pulp that can be made into coconut milk. It is abundant in medium-chain fatty acids. Young green "water" coconuts have a transparent, sweet jelly pulp and less fat, and a sterile liquid with electrolytes of similar concentration to human blood. This was used to rehydrate some soldiers during ww2 in the pacific, by intravenous infusion! ...Read more

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