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Toddler Ate Mold Covered Food
Get to urgent care: Go to an ER if needed - this can be serious untreated and relatively simple if treated well. Don't think about it - go! We who attain a certain age need to be careful if we want it to go on increasing well. ...Read more
Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.
Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin allergy: Typically skin allergy is ige mediated, you can have skin testing to determine what to avoid. There are some igg associated skin problems, and typically that requires avoidance and then challenge (elimination diet) to determine, though there are igg tests, a little more controversial than ige. ...Read more
Feeling ill after eating leftover chinese food that was reheated in the plastic to-go container. Upset stomach, gas, bad taste in mouth. What's wrong?
Toxin: Food poisoning from bacterial toxins cause almost immediate symptoms. Symptoms that should prompt one to seek medical attention: frequent vomiting and inability to replace fluids. signs of dehydration (excessive thirst, little urination, weakness, lightheadedness), blood in vomit or stool, diarrhea for more than 3 days, fever higher than 101.5F, or extreme pain with abdominal cramping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opened coconut milk Mon, refrigerated, thn accidently put in cupboard. 'Refrigerate Consume within 5 dys' Boiled Sun. Food poisoning type time 2 occr?
It is not worth the: chance for a $3.00 can of coconut milk. Throw it away! ...Read more
Ate half big bag sour creme n onion chips 2l sprite handful goldish n angel hair pasta fine til ate pasta 5m later guts pains diahreah stomach gurglin freq stomach aches when eat other stuff to?
I have allergist-diagnosed food allergies. Now I'm reacting to ham lunch meat (gas/diarrhea/itchy palate). Could it be a preservative allergy?
Controversial: 2 types of plastic are currently objects of concern: PVC which may contain phthalate plasticizers (labeled type 3) which may be endocrine/hormone disrupters; and polycarbonate, which is made from bisphenol-a, another endocrine disruptor (labeled type 7). This bpa plastic is found in baby bottles & allegedly tupperware products. Microwave ovens also under scrutiny for possibly—>. ...Read more
Fruity choice: Each of us is in charge of what goes into our mouths (and what comes out of them in the form of words too). So what you eat is certainly your choice. Dry cereal is okay if you like dry cereal. However, please understand that fruit loops is full of sugar, dyes, and partially hydrogenated oils. If you care about your body, you might check into less processed options. Best wishes. ...Read more
My mom unknowingly used 2 pcs of bread from a loaf that had black mold. Made my daughter a grilled cheese sand(no mold)Daughter ate 1/4 of it. Toxic?
Usually not : Most molds are harmless, but some are dangerous. Some contain mycotoxins. The USDA has a nice chart about how to deal with various foods that are moldy. Check it out for all the details. It breaks down into the two obvious options – 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
What about undercooked frozen mozzarella sticks? Can a child get diarrhea & vomitting from eating it if it's not cooked good?
Unless the cheese is: Unpasteurized, undercooked just means not as hot. ...Read more
Child ate chicken nuggets in restaurant that slight undercooked some pink inside. Was told they defrosted properly before cooked. Risk of getting sick?
Low risk but: If your son feels well, does not have fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea or cramping abdominal pain you are ok. The infections that can be transmitted through undercooked poultry include campylobacter, salmonella, enteropathogenic e-coli, and norovirus, Commercially sold poultry is closely managed by the USDA but there have been occasional reported outbreaks of salmonella from chicken that was frozen, suggesting the freezing process does not render salmonella non infectious. Should there be a risk, there will surely be enough affected members of the community to trigger an investigation. ...Read more
Sushi contamination: People can get food poisoning from any fish that isn't fresh, just like they can get it from any food left out too long. Raw fish can also carry parasites, like raw meat can. That's why we learned to cook foods, one has to presume. Just googling sushi safety brings up salmonella and botulism reports. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/2-investigators-is-your-sushi-safe/. ...Read more
What is pica a symptom of in a toddler? Eats mainly own feces, but also:vaseline, flour, ice, hair, dirt, rocks, paper, trash, anything & everything really!
Many causes: You need a very thorough workup for your child because there are many causes for pica. Most common is iron deficiency anemia, but other heavy metal poisonings such as lead, etc can cause symptoms as well. Also, there are a number of behaviorl/psychologic conditions that can cause these symptoms. Set up consultation with you pediatrician, but if they don't help, get your child up to riley in indy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer