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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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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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Taking listeria, sore neck shoulder headaches, is this normal?

Taking listeria, sore neck shoulder headaches, is this normal?

Taking Listeria?: I can't think why you'd be 'taking listeria, ' which is a potentially dangerous bacteria. If you're taking it, you should stop! ...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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What are symptoms of listeria monocytogenes?

What are symptoms of listeria monocytogenes?

Fever and diarrhea: The most common symptoms are fever, watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, and joint pains. These symptoms can last 2-3 days and usually resolve without any treatment. Very rarely, the infection can enter the bloodstream and also cause meningitis and encephalitis. More severe manifestations are more likely to happen in the young, the elderly and the immune compromised. ...Read more

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Who gets listeria bacteria and how is it diagnosed treated?

Who gets listeria bacteria and how is it diagnosed treated?

Too broad a question: Listeriosis is a food borne illness caused by the listeria bacteria. Symptoms of listeria include: fever, Flu-like syndrome, Abdominal or back pain, Vomiting/diarrhea, Headache, sore throat or no symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of listeria infections?

Fever: Fever, muscle aches, diarheea, nausea. If disease is preading to nervous system you may experience stiff neck, convulsions, headache, confusion, loss of balance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of listeria food poisoning?

Several: A variety of sx including: fever, headache, nausea/vomiting, watery diarrhea, joint and muscle pains. More serious disease can occur if the listeria go into the blood stream, get into the central nervous system (ie brain) or when a woman is pregnant. If you're concerned about these things you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Iam 12 week pregnant, today Ate one slice of raw beef meat( air dried and salted,) can it cause listeria?how can i avoid? Will yogurt help?

Avoid raw meats: pregnant women are 10 more likely to get listeriosis isymtoms of listeria include headaches, muscle aches fever ,chills, nausea and vomiting . you should consult your doctor no and immediately if symtoms occur it can be treated with antibiotics. it can cause miscarriage prematurity, MR, blindness , and death ...Read more