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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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High white blood cell count green poop low grade fever and chills with headache flu negative strep negative listeria ??

High white blood cell count green poop low grade fever and chills with headache flu negative strep negative listeria ??

If you have green: poop and fever, then look inside the belly for cause. You may need a CT, or stool culture, or GI workup. If you have headache with fever, perhaps you need to look for meningitis. In other words, have your doctor keep looking for a cause, those tests you listed are only the beginning. Focus on your symptoms and start there. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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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 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?

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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Is pain on waist under ribcage on the right side, a symptom of listeria? I also felt a little nauseous but didn't throw up. Lasted 4 hours. Or could it be symptoms of not eating the whole day

Is pain on waist under ribcage on the right side, a symptom of listeria? I also felt a little nauseous but didn't throw up. Lasted 4 hours. Or could it be symptoms of not eating  the whole day

Indirectly : If you have listeriosis you probably should be treated for it. And if you are treated then a lot of the bodyaches could be related to vomiting , coughing and just the natural progression of this illness. When in doubt please get this checked out. ...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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