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Effects of consuming a moulds - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   yes,
User :   just right now, I ate some beef jerky which had white mold
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   I didn't know at first, but since it did smell a little funny, I looked at it and found out
User :   This is about 15 minutes ago
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   still no stomach ache, no symptoms at all
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   what do you recommend me to do?
Doctor :  
May I know if it was properly cooked before you ate?
User :   it's a beef jerky
User :   It's a roasted beef jerky, sold in the States everywhere
Doctor :  
Usually infection would occur if your immune status is compromised.
Doctor :  
Else there enough acids and enzymes in the stomach that would kill the it.
Doctor :  
So let me ask a few details of you to know about your immune status.
User :   so I don't have to do anything if no symptoms come up?
User :   okay
Doctor :  
May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :  
Do you have any existing conditions such as diabetes?
Doctor :  
Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   I'm here
User :   age is 49
User :   mail
User :   male
User :   no diabetes
User :   only condition I have is glaucoma & recurring kidney stones
User :   other than that, I am quite healthy
Doctor :   Have you used antiulcer medications recently?
User :   what is that?
User :   okay
User :   antiulcer
User :   no,
User :   I haven't
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you consume alcohol?
User :   maybe 2-3 times a month, but when I drink, I drink a lot
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :  
When was the last time you consumed alcohol?
User :   maybe about a couple of weeks ago
Doctor :  
Ok.
User :   that day I drank a full bottle of champagne by myself
Doctor :  
From the brief history you gave, I do not consider any possible immune compromisation.
Doctor :   Hence, you do not worry on the present problem.
User :   I guess not too
Doctor :  
As I had already mentioned there are acids and enzymes that would take care of the fungus.
User :   okay, so I don't have to vomit voluntarily to get rid of the beef jerky out of my system
Doctor :  
Since you are not having any symptoms now, you may not require any medications.
Doctor :  
No, you don't have to do that.
User :   that's a relief
Doctor :  
Do you have any other query?
User :   not at the moment
Doctor :  
Ok.
User :   thank you for your guidance
Doctor :  
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User :   okay, bye
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