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Does Eating Undercooked Meat Cause Harm To Baby
Anisakiasis: Anisakiasis is the principal "worm" infestation of the stomach, caused by ingesting anisakis larvae in raw or undercooked fish. Within a few hours, there is severe upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting (relieved after endoscopic removal of worm). As you know, raw fish (sushi, sashimi) are increasingly popular--choose carefully your source of fish (farm raised, not wild caught) & food preparer. ...Read more
Sushi & pregnancy.: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything bad that can happen from eating cooked oysters for their iron? If so, how many oysters can you eat per week before it's unhealthy?
Oysters: I do not think there is a magic number on the amount you can eat. Raw oysters are probably more of an issues than cooked ones. Do not eat only for iron - eat for the developed taste and do not overeat. Also keep in mind the effects on your cholesterol which may be more of an issues in the long run. ...Read more
Not a good idea: Eating anything that is meant to be cooked raw increases chances of infection as if such agents were present they would not be killed without cooking. Rice absorbs fluid and if you eat too much raw rice you can get stomach discomfort as the rice expands in size when it is submitted to fluid contents of your intestinal area and fluid that you drink. Eating raw rice is a bad idea. ...Read more
Fat: Milk has a lot of fat and eggs have a lot of cholesterol. ...Read more
Don't Worry: There are warnings to avoid some foods due to contamination. Certain cheeses are considered dangerous because they can contain a type of bacteria called listeria. This bacteria is considered a greater danger to pregnant patients and babies than to adults. It is not in every preparation of every cheese and outbreaks are very rare. ...Read more
What about undercooked frozen mozzarella sticks? Can a child get diarrhea & vomitting from eating it if it's not cooked good?
Unless the cheese is: Unpasteurized, undercooked just means not as hot. ...Read more
Can , unpasteurized, fresh squeezed orange juice cause harm to a fetus? I know unpasteurized milk and cheese should be avoided .
No sewage!: When you get food poisoning from raw seafood, it's usually from shellfish, such as oysters, that filter water that may be contaminated with sewage. That's not the case with fish used in sush, which swim around in the sea. However, you can sometimes get parasites, such as tapeworms, from sushi. As far as i'm concerned, it's worth the risk. ...Read more
Heat: Cooking does kill listeria, so if cheese was cooked at high enough heat, you should be okay. ...Read more
Probably not: Net gram loads of crabs in excess of 180 grams per day or less will begin to accumulate triglycerides (excess sugars) in the liver and eventually over many years can cause fatty deposits in the liver and ultimately damage. That would be a lot of papaya! ...Read more
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If i eat a lot of microwaved foods, do that mean i'm actually receiving radiation, and can microwaved foods cause any harm to my fetus?
No: There is no ionizing radiation present in microwaves. Microwaves are simply waves that vibrate at the same frequency that water does, so when it strikes water, it makes the water heat up. ...Read more
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