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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:20 AM
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I just ate moldy food! What do I do?
I decided to have a slice of cake with my afternoon tea, but after eating half of it I discovered it was moldy (It was a new brand of chocolate cake, so I didn't react to the taste.) What do I do? Will I get sick?

Kit
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:21 AM
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1. You'll be fine
Relax
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:22 AM
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2. First thought: Yuck
Second thought: Organic Antibiotics :P
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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:29 AM
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12. Actually, I don't think the mold in your fridge,
or in the cupboard in my case, is penicillin. More likely, it's mycotoxins - especially with my luck.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:22 AM
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3. Let us know what comes up. nt.
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:23 AM
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4. Or what goes down. nt
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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:26 AM
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8. LOL I guess I should have a sense of humor about it...
But I just started a new job, and I really don't want to call in sick the second Monday I work there.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:24 AM
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5. penicillin is made from bread mold...
quick! get an infection!


:)


seriously, you might get an upset stomach, but otherwise it won't hurt you.
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:25 AM
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6. the spores are multiplying in your stomach as we speak.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:26 AM
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7. Jeez
The stomach acid probably killed all already
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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:27 AM
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9. I hope so.
I tried to make myself vomit, but I guess there's a reason why I never got bulemia - I cannot vomit on command.
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:27 AM
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10. normally yes, but not for "cake mold"
it's super resilient :P
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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:31 AM
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15. Do you think I'll get sick?
If so, would I get sick immediately, or later? I can't remember ever having been seriously food poisoned before, so I don't know.
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:39 AM
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18. No i'm just kidding.
That just really grosses me out. But everyone has eaten mold spore before. Shoot, probably eaten worse without knowing about it. I wouldn't worry.
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JohnnyBoots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:27 AM
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11. An extra shot of Penicilin, you'll live.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:30 AM
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13. I doubt you ate enough to make you sick
If you didn't notice till you had eaten half probably means you didn't taste it either, which means you ate little or none of the actual mold. You may have ingested a small amount but you'll be fine. I ate a piece of half moldy bread once and nothing happened
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Sannum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:30 AM
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14. Get your affairs in order.
You're a goner. Nice knowin ya :hi:
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:32 AM
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16. Check this out...
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 11:38 AM
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17. Make certain your toilet paper roll is full. nt.
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peacebuzzard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 12:29 PM
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19. yogurt anyone?
I used to make my own.
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caty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 12:44 PM
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20. I once saw a documentary
on India with an American reporter taking a tour with an Indian guide. They were in the countryside and the guide had warned the reporter to be on the lookout for cobras. The reporter asked the guide what he should do if he was bitten by a cobra. The guide said: "Find a shade tree, sit down, and die like a man".

Just sayin.
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Ratty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 12:55 PM
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21. Barf immediately!
But make sure your toilet is clean first. Once I let my toilet go a bit too long and sure enough I got sick. There was splashback. It was nasty.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 01:03 PM
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22. Chocolate?? Mmmmm, any left?
JUST KIDDING. You should not be left with the impression that I would eat chocolate in any condition. ...how much mold are we talking?
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 01:04 PM
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23. Wait
:shrug:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 01:16 PM
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27. for death
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 01:06 PM
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24. You should be alright
The same thing happened to me when I was in junior high. The mold was hiding under the frosting so I didn't notice it. It was a light blue- green mold. I felt a little ill, but I think that it was psychological. I think blue green mold is usually asfe. I have heard that there is a type of black mold which is really bad, but I don't think that is the first mold that usually grows on cake.
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 01:12 PM
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25. Let us know if you develop any super powers!
Seriously, though, you will probably be fine.

By the way, you should probably take the cake back to where you bought it so no more of the moldy cake gets sold. And don't forget to get a refund!
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 01:15 PM
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26. Listen to Pink Floyd
and hope it's the GOOD kind of mold.......
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 01:18 PM
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28. I think you will live. Don't worry.
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KitSileya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 03:02 PM
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29. Thanks for your encouragement, everyone!
I haven't gotten sick yet, so I'm hoping for the best.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 03:03 PM
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30. I did the same thing last week with a piece of bread
I didn't check it first before I bit into it

If you can notice - I'm still alive!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-28-05 03:04 PM
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31. If you're lucky,....
You night have hallucenations....

Remember, LSD was spawned from mold....
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