Dr. Ficus,. My 2 year old daughter (almost 3 in one more
Hello, Dr. Ficus, my name is***** 2 year old daughter (almost 3 in one more month) ingested a slice of bread earlier today that accidentally gave here to eat as part of her meal earlier. I did not notice the mold until much later when I went to use the bread again. I know chances are slim of serious problems but I am worried because she immune compromised from another bacterial infection or virus her brother passed on to her a few days ago. So she has had fevers for the past few days nothing bad like 100.5-101.0, then today it was up to 103.7 approximately 2 hours or less after eating the mold bread. I thought maybe it was just her current illness getting worse but then I saw the mold on the bread, she has not vomitted but I ate some of the bread too and experienced abdominal discomfort many hours later. I have been able to drop the fever somewhat down to 100-101 with rotating ibuprofen and acetominophen every 3 hours and her pediatrician will not be available until Monday. Should I take her to the emergency room? And would amoxicillin have any benefit if she did ingest some sort of serious mycotoxin or fungual poison? It is 5am so I completely understand if you cannot immediately respond but if you can please e-mail me (*****@******.***)with a professional opinion I would be in your debt. Also, please let me know the steps to take when finished to ensure that you receive adequate compensation. Thank you for your time.
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