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Doctor insights on: Harm To Baby Eating Undercooked Meat

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Can eating undercooked meat effect your baby?

Can eating undercooked meat effect your baby?

Possibly: Cooking makes sure that potentially infectiousare killed. We have all seen examples of withdrawal of ground beef for this reason. Undercooked meat is a risk, not a certainty. ...Read more

Undercooked Meats (Definition)

Eating undercooked meats increases the risk of certain ...Read more


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Eating spoiled food while pregnant harm my baby?

Eating spoiled food while pregnant harm my baby?

Food in Pregnancy: One of the biggest concerns during pregnancy is a bacteria called listeria that is often found in unpasteurized cheeses and spoiled foods. If you have symptoms you should go to your doctor immediately. Even if no symptoms, you should be getting routine obstetrical care and should discuss your eating the spoiled food. A useful resource is: http://www.Cdc.Gov/pregnancy/infections-listeria.Html. ...Read more

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If you vomit intentionally after eating undercooked fish can that prevent food poisoning?

If you vomit intentionally after eating undercooked fish can that prevent food poisoning?

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

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Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Sushi contamination: People can get food poisoning from any fish that isn't fresh, just like they can get it from any food left out too long. Raw fish can also carry parasites, like raw meat can. That's why we learned to cook foods, one has to presume. Just googling sushi safety brings up salmonella and botulism reports. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/2-investigators-is-your-sushi-safe/. ...Read more

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How much imitation crab meat in sushi is ok to eat while pregnant?

How much imitation crab meat in sushi is ok to eat while pregnant?

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 more

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Is eating raw or undercooked pork, dangerous?

Very dangerous!: Pork that is cooked rare may carry trichinosis, a parasite that can cause extremely serious health problems. I advise never eating pork unless it is well cooked! ...Read more

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Can you eat unpasteurized cheese that is thoroughly cooked while pregnant?

Can you eat unpasteurized cheese that is thoroughly cooked while pregnant?

Heat: Cooking does kill listeria, so if cheese was cooked at high enough heat, you should be okay. ...Read more

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Will eating a contaminated meat make you constipated?

Will eating a contaminated meat make you constipated?

Probably: just the opposite if it is bad due to bacterial /parasite contamination it will give you severe diarrhea and you may rapidly dehydrate. If you don't diagnose the infection and treat it as well as hydrate it you may subsequently develop constipation after the infection has passed. ...Read more

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Can eating spicy food harm baby ? 16 weeks pregnant

Can eating spicy food harm baby ? 16 weeks pregnant

No.: No. I have never seen any information suggesting that garlic, black or red pepper, or any other commonly used culinary spice can harm a baby during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is eating hard boiled eggs ok to eat while having diarrhea?

Is eating hard boiled eggs ok to eat while having diarrhea?

No effect: Obviously you should try and identify the cause of the diarrhea but hard boiled eggs will make no difference positive or negative. Have you tried immodium which is an over the counter anti-diarrheal. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat raw or cooked sushi while pregnant??

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Is it good to eat raw or cooked sushi while pregnant??

Safer than you think: It's usually safe to eat sushi and other dishes made with raw or cooked fish when you're pregnant. However, depending on what fish the sushi is made from. For more information bring up your concerns with your gynecologist or OB-GYN. ...Read more

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Is eating a tuna salad sandwich ok to eat during pregnancy?

Is eating a tuna salad sandwich ok to eat during pregnancy?

Occ.,get safer types: Good question. Tuna is relatively high in mercury which can be dangerous for developing babies so authorities advise limiting albacore to 6 ounces per week.However,other types of tuna like skipjack/ chuck light have less mercury. I recommend everyone who eats canned tuna get Safe Catch brand which is certified to have relatively low mercury.See https://safecatch.com and http://tinyurl.com/jmm9ur6 ...Read more

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Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

I would say it is: unhealthy due to the amount of salt/brine that is used as well as any spice/preservatives for packaging purposes. You would have to convince me very well to eat canned tuna instead of fresh tuna, though I understand they are used for different purposes in cooking. Any extra salt is detrimental to our blood vessels and promotes hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks. ...Read more

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Can eating raw eggs give you salmonellosis disease?

Can eating raw eggs give you salmonellosis disease?

Salmonella: Yes, eggs can carry this bacterium. Eating raw eggs, therefore, increases your chances of acquiring the salmonella bacterium. ...Read more

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Can we drink milk after eating fish?

Can we drink milk after eating fish?

Not related: If a person has no problems drinking milk before eating fish or while eating fish, then she should have no problems drinking milk after eating fish. The milk and the fish should not have any unusual interactions. ...Read more

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Eating raw rice in pregnancy effect baby?

Not recommended: I would avoid it as there have been contaminates such as mercury that has been found in raw rice. That, along with possible gastrointestinal infections, i would avoid it, but that's more personal opinion rather than outright, proven rule. If you do eat raw rice, cleanse and rinse very well. I hope this helps and best of luck with the pregnancy! ...Read more