Is it possible to get poisoned by bread? Mold on bread is harmful and dangerous. It does not bring any benefit to man. It is forbidden to eat bread, which began to appear signs of fungal infections. Green and black mold most often appears on spoiled bread.
A person who has eaten bread with mold may develop acute food poisoning. If moldy foods are consumed regularly, the risk of developing oncologic malignant pathologies increases.
Please note that the mold on the bread can not only eat but also breathe. Fungal spores, falling into the lungs, do not cause poisoning. They lead to the development of fungal pneumonia, chronic lesions of the respiratory system. If a person inhaled mold, he should consult with a doctor and examine the lungs.
Mold can be poisoned by a single use of bread infected with it. The severity of clinical manifestations depends on the amount of poor-quality moldy bread eaten and on the concentration of fungal spores in it. In case of mold poisoning, symptoms develop within 4-56 hours after it is consumed.
The main clinical signs of bread mold poisoning:
- feeling of abdominal pain. Most often, it is localized “under the spoon” – in the stomach;
- flatulence and intestinal colic, increased discharge of gases;
- nausea with subsequent vomiting. If you eat a large amount of spoiled bread, the stomach begins to try to get rid of it, to remove toxins;
- headache and dizziness – signs of intoxication syndrome;
- fever develops rarely. It indicates a serious condition of the patient and a pronounced intoxication syndrome;
- breaking stool. It becomes rapid and fluid, diarrhea develops;
- tachycardia – palpitations. This symptom is a consequence of fluid loss, dehydration and intoxication.
If you eat mold, you can get not only the symptoms of acute food poisoning, but also an allergic reaction. Children and people with allergies are most prone to its manifestation.
Allergic signs of mold use:
- allergic rhinitis – copious serous rhinitis with nasal congestion, in which there is nasal discharge of clear and watery mucus and frequent sneezing;
- allergic conjunctivitis is manifested by redness of the mucous membrane of the eye, tearing;
- urticaria – a rash on the skin of red color, accompanied by severe itching. It can merge into large spots;
- Angioneurotic angioedema, which is manifested by edema of subcutaneous adipose tissue. May be accompanied by coughing, hoarseness.