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  • Food poisoning from eating uncooked ravioli?

    Don't know if anyone's here to see this thread (everyone seems to be in Announcements ), but I was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to get food poisoning from eating uncooked ravioli.

    DS2 ate a frozen raw cheese and spinach ravioli yesterday at lunch - he pinched it from a bowl on the counter while DH was cooking lunch. Today he's had four or five episodes of diarrhea (last one at about 5.30 pm), and he threw up three or four times between 3 pm (when he woke from his nap) and 4.15 pm. He hasn't eaten much today, but he did munch on a bit of waffle at dinnertime, and he drank some water and a little Pedialyte (and has been nursing). Oh, and he had a couple of bites of DH's ice cream

    As far as I can recall, this week we haven't had any significant contact with other kids. DS1 is fine (knock wood, cross fingers).

    The ravioli had liquid whole egg and liquid egg yolk in it; that's why I'm wondering if it might have made him sick.

    Thoughts or experience?
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    Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
    In caverns measureless to man
    Down to a sunless sea.
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  • #2
    It's always possible, I suppose, but I wouldn't think that it was the ravioli. It was frozen, so unless it spent enough time at room temperature to have completely thawed, and sat around a while, I'd think it was fine. Especially since it was cheese and spinach (as opposed to a meat ravioli). I've eaten many many frozen raviolis like that, and never experienced anything like it. Doesn't mean that's not what it is, but considering how rare food poisening is anyway, it just doesn't seem too likely. More likely than not it was a virus...he could have picked that up anywhere (whether he had contact with other kids or not).
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    • #3
      I would guess it's a virus.
      He could have gotten sick from the ravioli, but in all my (and I've had way too many!) food poisoning experiences, it sets in within a few hours of eating the food. If it were food poisoning he probably would have gotten sick last night.
      I hope he feels better soon!
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      • #4
        The spinach would worry me, not the cheese... I know it was a while ago, but they could have been frozen for a while??? Is he throwing up?

        Spinach E.coli Symptoms: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/heal...p?newsid=52002

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        • #5
          Frozen spinach is usually blanched before freezing which should be enough to kill the e coli. The symptoms of e coli are typically severe bloody diarrhea and cramping. Doesn't sound like what she described.
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          • #6
            I would guess a virus too.

            When I've had food poisoning, it happens within a couple of hours or less of when I ate.

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            • #7
              Thanks for your replies.

              I'm pretty sure it's a virus. He was feverish overnight, and he has thrown up a few more times, poor thing. Right now he's sitting on the couch watching a Blue video. I guess his body's mounting its immune response now, hence the fever. I just want him to feel better

              Thank you again.
              In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
              A stately pleasure-dome decree:
              Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
              In caverns measureless to man
              Down to a sunless sea.
              -
              Coleridge

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              • #8
                I hope he's better soon, SF.

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                • #9
                  Poor little fella! I hope he's feeling better soon.
                  Karen

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                  • #10
                    Awww. I hope he is feeling better soon.

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                    • #11
                      Sorry SF. No more food . Give him lots of fluids, but no more food until he's stopped throwing up/diarrhea. And no more dairy either. Give his tummy a chance to settle down. And nurse him like crazy!!

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                      • #12
                        Hope he is feeling better soon!

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                        • #13
                          Poor thing. Hopefully no one else gets it.

                          Your dh didn't eat the ice cream after your ds did he? I'd be keeping my distance if he did....
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                          • #14
                            DH got a fresh spoon after DS had had enough.

                            So he's a bit less lethargic right now (I was going to say perkier, but that doesn't really apply ). He had some water a couple of hours ago and was happy with that, and I just gave him a bath.

                            I'm washing my hands about every five minutes, I think, and doing all the laundry in hot water regardless of colour . So we'll see...
                            In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
                            A stately pleasure-dome decree:
                            Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
                            In caverns measureless to man
                            Down to a sunless sea.
                            -
                            Coleridge

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Wise Old Goat View Post
                              Sorry SF. No more food . Give him lots of fluids, but no more food until he's stopped throwing up/diarrhea. And no more dairy either. Give his tummy a chance to settle down. And nurse him like crazy!!
                              Well, I've offered him yogurt and a cracker, but he's not interested. If he seems hungry, I'll let him eat; I think the current wisdom is to allow the child to resume normal eating as soon as they're able, to make up for the nutrients they lost while sick.

                              I'm nursing him as often as he wants.

                              thanks for the hugs
                              In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
                              A stately pleasure-dome decree:
                              Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
                              In caverns measureless to man
                              Down to a sunless sea.
                              -
                              Coleridge

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