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Should I be concerned after eating a small piece of bread with mold growth?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018
Question: I ate a small piece of bread and then noticed mold elsewhere on the loaf. Should I be concerned?
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Watch for any bad symptoms.

Detailed Answer:

Hi, Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Since you had eaten only a small piece of bread, the mold would be digested and killed by the strong acid gastric juices. So you should not be concerned.

However watch for symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting/nausea.

If you have any of these you better go to urgent care.

You can stop worrying.

Take care.

Dr. Suma Parinam, General & Family Physician

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Should I be concerned after eating a small piece of bread with mold growth?

Brief Answer: Watch for any bad symptoms. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Since you had eaten only a small piece of bread, the mold would be digested and killed by the strong acid gastric juices. So you should not be concerned. However watch for symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting/nausea. If you have any of these you better go to urgent care. You can stop worrying. Take care. Dr. Suma Parinam, General & Family Physician