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Food poisoning from hummus?

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foodpoisoning Tue 02-Jun-20 15:00:09

3ish hours ago I ate lunch and had a lot of hummus with it. After I'd eaten it I realised it went out of date on the 31st May. Our fridge also hasn't been keeping stuff as cold as usual for the last few days (fixed now)
Anyway now I have sickness and diarrhea. I wouldn't usually worry but I'm pregnant. I googled and saw there can be salmonella in hummus.
How likely do you think this is? Just wondering whether to seek medical advice now or wait until later to see if the S&D stops.
I know, I know you're not doctors but I'm just asking wwyd basically?

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UrbanDoughnut Tue 02-Jun-20 15:05:52

I would drink water and wait for it to pass. You'll be just fine

namechangenumber2 Tue 02-Jun-20 15:07:34

I think as you're pregnant I'd try and get some medical advice to be on the safe side

foodpoisoning Tue 02-Jun-20 15:10:56

The nhs site seems to be quite calm about any risk to the baby. The American site I looked at really made me panic.
I will keep trying to sip water. If I get dehydrated I'll consider calling nhs 24.

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ElectricTonight Tue 02-Jun-20 15:13:23

How far gone are you? I wouldn't worry unless you have symptoms of dehydration.

foodpoisoning Tue 02-Jun-20 15:15:38

15 weeks. Just read there can also be listeria in off hummus sad

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Obviouspretzel Tue 02-Jun-20 15:16:09

It’s only two days out of date, may not even have been that. I would wait.

bethg21 Tue 02-Jun-20 15:16:26

stop googling and calm down you'll be fine

AriettyHomily Tue 02-Jun-20 15:17:38

I don't think you would have food poisoning symptoms within three hours?

foodpoisoning Tue 02-Jun-20 15:18:55

You can get food poisoning within a few hours. I only know because I was hospitalised with food poisoning as a child.

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Fr0thandBubble Tue 02-Jun-20 15:20:07

I’ve had food poisoning from hummus. It was horrid but I was better after half a day or so.

Shouldbedoing Tue 02-Jun-20 15:21:01

Salmonella takes longer to start

ElectricTonight Tue 02-Jun-20 15:21:20

Unless the houmous had mould on it I doubt it was that. You might just have anxiety because you know it was past the use by date. Try not to worry you and the baby will be ok.

Shouldbedoing Tue 02-Jun-20 15:22:14

12 to 72 hours

GingerBeverage Tue 02-Jun-20 15:22:47

I had a medical friend tell me hummus is one of the most common food poisoning items. Very good medium for culturing bacteria apparently.

Manchmallehrerin Tue 02-Jun-20 15:23:22

I’ve had food poisoning from chick peas before ( the main ingredient in hummus) it was unpleasant but it passed. If you are pregnant and concerned I would call your GP or midwife.

foodpoisoning Tue 02-Jun-20 15:23:44

@ElectricTonight defo not anxiety causing the sickness and diarrhea. When I noticed it was out of date I didn't think anything of it until I started being sick sad Pretty lax here usually hence not throwing all the food out when I noticed the fridge wasn't very cool.

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edenhills Tue 02-Jun-20 15:24:22

I find hummus tastes a bit fizzy when it is off.

ElectricTonight Tue 02-Jun-20 15:25:52

Slightly off topic but why have CoOp spelt houmous like that < is there more than one spelling confused

Sesame321 Tue 02-Jun-20 15:26:11

Have you rang your GP? maybe do this now if not. Chemists are amazing at giving advice over phone too

ElectricTonight Tue 02-Jun-20 15:29:07

Ok OP just a thought because I suffer with sickness with anxiety it's great fun 🤦🏻‍♀️

If you aren't better by tomorrow I'd call the doctor.

foodpoisoning Tue 02-Jun-20 15:31:22

I really hate vomiting sad
Not too worried about the baby now I've looked at nhs site, listeria which is the really bad one takes a lot longer to hit. The less harmful types seem to be the ones that come on quicker.
In for a fun day though sad

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Tootletum Tue 02-Jun-20 15:32:28

I got food poisoning at 32 weeks within a few hours of eating, and went to docs, he said listeria is never that quick and not to worry. Speak to your midwife just to allay any worries.

GameSetMatch Tue 02-Jun-20 15:33:17

It not the hummus, if the sell by date was 31st it will still be ok today, they have a buffered a few days just in case. It will be psychosomatic just stop fretting.

foodpoisoning Tue 02-Jun-20 15:35:28

It will be psychosomatic just stop fretting.

It really isn't psychosomatic. I wasn't worried when I saw it was out of date. Didn't think about it again until I was ill.

Anyway the baby will be fine I'm sure, I'll just have to wait until it passes and try to drink water.

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