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I acidentally ate a piece of jicama skin, the size

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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

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Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 in General Health
Question: I acidentally ate a piece of jicama skin, the size of a half dollar, it has a chemical called rotenone? Will i be ok?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
You are going to be OK. No measurement

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.


You are going to be OK after eating a small piece of jicama skin. Rotenone is toxic in insects but less I animals. If you eat large quantity of skin you may vomit it.
You don't need to anything about it.

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