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How long does listeria last?

Question unclear: Listeria is a bacteria, not a disease. Please provide more details about what is going on? Where is it? What are the symptoms? Is the patient pregnant? ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Disorientation (Definition)

Confusion is the inability to think with your usual speed or clarity, including feeling disoriented and having difficulty paying attention, ...Read more


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For a week I have been feeling disoriented all day long. Last for a few days to a week and suddenly I snap out of being disoriented & become nauseated?

For a week I have been feeling disoriented all day long. Last for a few days to a week and suddenly I snap out of being disoriented & become nauseated?

Please repost: Please repost and describe in more detail what you mean by "disoriented." Also include information whether there is any headache and/or whether you have any history of migraines. ...Read more

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I ate a product since recalled b/c of possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. How long till I know I'm in the clear in terms of getting sick?

I ate a product since recalled b/c of possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. How long till I know I'm in the clear in terms of getting sick?

Listeria infection: Healthy people rarely become ill from listeria infection, but the disease can be fatal to unborn babies and newborns. People who have weakened immune systems also are at higher risk of life-threatening complications. Prompt antibiotic treatment can help curb the effects of listeria infection. Symptoms may occur very quickly, within a day or two but may also be delayed for months in onset. ...Read more

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After eating a cantelope, how long does it take before you know if you have listeria?

After eating a cantelope, how long does it take before you know if you have listeria?

Don't worry: If you are ill, then see the doctor. Otherwise, you should not worry about eating cantaloupe or getting listeria. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks preg. I are coleslaw last weekend not knowing I shouldn't. For the last two days I have aches, stuffiness, headache. Could it be listeria?

Coleslaw?: I don't see why you can't have coleslaw as long as it is properly prepared. You can get a food borne illness anytime from anything. As far as listeria, while it is theoretically possible, cole slaw is not a typical food where it is found. Muscle aches, fever, vomiting and diarrhea are the more common symptoms. ...Read more

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How long after getting listeria will it show up in blood tests? What if I had it a month or more ago? I am pregnant.

How long after getting listeria will it show up in blood tests? What if I had it a month or more ago? I am pregnant.

Blood cultures: Listeria testing is best done when one is acutely ill typically through blood cultures. Pregnant women with high fever, diarrhea, myalgias and headache in whom no other more common cause can be identified may be tested. For a potential infection more than a month ago typically no testing is done and fetal surveillance through basic prenatal care and ultrasound are done. ...Read more

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I am 13 weeks pregnant and ate queso fresco accidentally last night. What can I do to ensure my baby doesn't contract listeria?

I am 13 weeks pregnant and ate queso fresco accidentally last night.  What can I do to ensure my baby doesn't contract listeria?

Yum yum...: Queso fresco is quite delicious (mexican cheese made from raw milk) and only causes problem if it is contaminated. American cheese is made from pasterized milk, thus less chance of bacterial contamination. Listeria is a serious infection, but rather rare...7/million in us...For now, just monitor closely...If fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea etc..Consult doc...Otherwise, should be ok... Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant. I ate bacon 2 times last week. Could I have listeria?

Probably not: I'm assuming it was cooked and it is very unlikely to contract listeria from properly cooked meats. ...Read more

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Can listeria be transferred to my toothbrush? How long does it stay in the mouth? Can i pass it to my boyfriend by kissing or sharing cups?

Can listeria be transferred to my toothbrush? How long does it stay in the mouth? Can i pass it to my boyfriend by kissing or sharing cups?

Possibly: Possibly, but your infant also has some of your own immunity from the placenta. Rinse once an hour for 30 to 60 seconds with original bad tasting listerine for six hours and that should kill as many germs as possible. ...Read more

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