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How Long Does Stool Frequency Associated With Listeria Last
Trigeminal neuralgia's med gabapine 400 is increasing stool frequency n upseting digestion.What to do to have relief from pain?
Can listeria cause oil in the stool? I ate lettuce that was recalled for listeria and a month later I have had oil in my stools for the past month.
Stool culture needed: Steatorrhea has many causes : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatorrhea#Associated_diseases Bacterial overgrowth is one of them, though listeria is low probability at this point (you would have many other symptoms: http://www.cdc.gov/listeria/definition.html). ...Read more
Don't worry: If you are ill, then see the doctor. Otherwise, you should not worry about eating cantaloupe or getting listeria. ...Read more
Can I get botulism or listeria from undercooked chicken? What are the chances and how long should I wait to get it?
Yes and no: Botulism, no. You can't get that from chicken, it only grows inside improperly sealed cans and bottles. With chicken, we usually see salmonella/shigella, listeria is possible but rare. It can take at least a day to develop symptoms if you contracted it. Typically your body will get over it just fine without treatment. The bigger risk with Listeriosis is if you are pregnant. Hope this helps ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Probably not: I'm assuming it was cooked and it is very unlikely to contract listeria from properly cooked meats. ...Read more
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
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?
Eating a salad in rest. today and found a few misplaced alphalpha spouts in there. Terrified. Is listeria from this common??
Why the terror?: there is nothing especially dangerous about alfalfa sprouts. There have been recalls due to listeria before, it's true. But food borne illness is a possibility in virtually everything you eat. Bean sprouts, spinach, broccoli, strawberries, ground beef, chicken, etc. have all had contamination.Don't let it paralyze you. Choose clean restaurants, clean your produce and fully cook your meat ...Read more
Usually not: baby wipes are mild soap containing products that usually wipe feces off skin without causing irritation; unless the wipes say they kill bacteria, they usually do not. disinfectant wipes usually read "do not use on skin" but they kill bacteria. washing hands and giving clean food is all the baby needs. Do not fear salmonella or listeria in normal food products. ...Read more
Freezing: Does not kill the listeria.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you get listeria from undercooked eggs or is salmonella the only danger from undercooked eggs?
Common egg bacteria: Eggs have been the source of food-bourne pathogens including: Salmonella (common), Campylobacter, Staphylococcus Aureas, Bacillus Cereus and Listeria. Generally, bacteria are passed via undercooked eggs or when used raw in a food consumed (e.g., cookie dough). However, in the US in 2012 there was a massive recall of hard-boiled eggs with Listeria introduced via factory processing equipment. ...Read more
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