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Can my food poisoning hurt the baby?

Can my food poisoning hurt the baby?

Yes: It depends on the type of food poisoning and age and health of the baby. In general, the mom passes the offending organism quickly with little or no harm to herself or the fetus. Some like listeria may not harm moms but can have devastating effects on the fetus. It is wise to eat local or home-cooked foods. Read also: globalization exposes food supply to unsanitary practices http://t.Co/0pdamn7. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Could my shortness be due to the food poisoning I had when I was a baby?

Could my shortness be due to the food poisoning I had when I was a baby?

Doubtful: Food poisoning is a transient stress on the system from which kids will fully recover. I suppose if you were hospitalized for weeks & it profoundly altered your system it might. But I have never seen it or heard of it.Growth is a complex interaction between genetic potential, diet & general health. Expected stature is projected as the average of your parents height +5cm if male & -5cm if female. ...Read more

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I'm 90% sure that I have food poisoning, and I have to go to a baby shower today. What can I do?

I'm 90% sure that I have food poisoning, and I have to go to a baby shower today.  What can I do?

Probably not: It may or may not be food poisoning. It could be something contagious and therefore someone coming in contact with you may catch your illness. The better and safer way is to not go for the sake of others. ...Read more

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My tummy hurts and i feel weak. Is it food poisoning?

My tummy hurts and i feel weak. Is it food poisoning?

Could be indigestion: Usually food poisoning shows up as either causing extreme vomiting, or diarrhea with abdominal pain. So if your picture is much more mild than this, then chances are high it's not food poisoning. That being the case, you could just have indigestion. You'll know based on how long your symptoms last. So hopefully you have the latter. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning dangerous to an unborn baby in the first trimester?

Is food poisoning dangerous to an unborn baby in the first trimester?

Depends on mom: Baby is dependent on mom for everything. Anything that puts mom at risk puts the baby at risk. The most severe risk with food poisoning (non-bacterial) is dehydration from vomiting and diarrhea. As long as mom can maintain hydration and a small amount of nutrition, most food poisonous are limited and should resolve quickly without harm to the fetus. ...Read more

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Inside and under nose swollen, hurts. Is this serious? Recovering from food poisoning

Inside and under nose swollen, hurts. Is this serious? Recovering from food poisoning

Leave it alone !: This is irritated and inflamed skin from repeated nose blowing, just try to go easy on the nose until it heals ...Read more

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How to get food poisoning?

How to get food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Food poisoning can be caused by bacteria (E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Shigells, Staphylococcus Aureus, C. botulinum, Clostridium perfingens, V. cholerae, C. jenui.), viruses ((Norovirus, Rotovirus and Hepatitis A)& toxins in food Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish,Puffer fish. Some mushrooms > ...Read more

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How to cure food poisoning?

How to cure food poisoning?

Treatment: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be needed for bacterial infections. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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How does food poisoning spread?

How does food poisoning spread?

By what you eat: Food poisoning doesn't spread from person to person. Rather, bacteria or virus is eaten which causes a reaction in your body. Everyone who eats the same food has similar reaction i.e. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , abdominal pain, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Food Poisoning (Definition)

Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is an illness coming from food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins, or other substances. Anyone can be at risk, but pregnant women, older adults, and people with chronic ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

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