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I am pregnant and ate food contaminated with salmonella, will it harm my unborn child?

I am pregnant and ate food contaminated with salmonella, will it harm my unborn child?

Probably not: Especially if you don't get sick . Just because you were expose does not mean you will certainly get sick . Even if you do baby should be fine ! congratulations on your pregnancy! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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If salmonella gets in the vagina or in the cervix when pregnant or just before becoming pregnant, as in during luteal phase, could it harm the fetus?

If salmonella gets in the vagina or in the cervix when pregnant or just before becoming pregnant, as in during luteal phase, could it harm the fetus?

Potentially: This would be very unusual but potentially any infection in the cervix might hurt the fetus. Note that there is a cervical plug that acts as a barrier to infection that does help. I am not sure how this would be introduced but if this is a major concern then ask your ob doctor. Best wishes ...Read more

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Assuming the sprouts i bought is contaminated with salmonella,etc & iam not aware of it. If I were to cook in cooker for 10 mins,will they be killed?

Assuming the sprouts i bought is contaminated with salmonella,etc & iam not aware of it. If I were to cook in cooker for 10 mins,will they be killed?

Pasteurization: 1 out of 4 chickens are contaminated. When you cook them they are safe. But you don't want to handle raw chicken with bare hands and stick your finger in your mouth. You may also pasteurize food to kill off bacteria. Milk is Pasteurized by heating to 161°F for 15 seconds, or to 145° for 30 minutes. 130° for 45 minutes for eggs in the shell . ...Read more

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Assuming the sprout i bought is contaminated with salmonella or toxigenic ecoli,etc. Will cooking sprouts kill them? Is the risk only in raw eating?

Assuming the sprout i bought is contaminated with salmonella or toxigenic ecoli,etc. Will cooking sprouts kill them? Is the risk only in raw eating?

Raw Risk: Make sure you get your sprouts from a trusted source. If sprouts are exposed to animal fertilizers or unsanitary hands, you are at risk of contracting food poisoning. Cold water washing sometimes isn't enough to wash the bacteria off and cooking is your only way to kill these bacteria. ...Read more

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I am pregnant, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

I am pregnant, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Maybe,maybe not: As long as the germ does not enter your blood, the risk to baby is minimal.That risk would depend on how sick you become and how that detracts from your ability to carry the pregnancy.If the infection is limited to your intestines and you recover over time, the baby should not be effected at all. ...Read more

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Would boiling corn on the cob in a pressure cooker kill all potential germs like listeria or salmonella? Just wondering as I am pregnant.

Would boiling corn on the cob in a pressure cooker kill all potential germs like listeria or salmonella? Just wondering as I am pregnant.

Yse: Autoclaves which are used to sterilize medical instruments are basically pressure cookers. Any thing cooked in a pressure cooker should be safe from infection for a pregnant woman unless the food is left around at room temperature for awhile after cooking. Your concern tells me what a lucky baby this is. You are going to be a great mom. ...Read more

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How long after being possibly exposed to salmonella (from spinach contaminated ) do i need to wait for symptoms to appear? Over 72h so far.

12-72 hours: Hi, the average incubation period for salmonellosis is 12-36 hours and can be up to 72 hours. Rarely in presence of certain circumstances it can take longer to develop symptoms. Seeing that you are young and don't have any predisposing factors, I'd say you are in the clear. ...Read more

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Possibly ate a very small undercooked piece of chicken. I'm pregnant 32 weeks. What should I watch for? Should I worry about salmonella?

Vomiting + diarrhea : Salmonella is the main concern but there is also the possibility of listeria. Tell your doctor about your concern. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea , fever and pain are the main things to watch for . ...Read more

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6 hrs ago i ate meat satay. 6 weeks pregnant. Just now i read that it may containt salmonella n e.Coli. No symptomps untill now. Is it okay?

6 hrs ago i ate meat satay. 6 weeks pregnant. Just now i read that it may containt salmonella n e.Coli. No symptomps untill now. Is it okay?

Probably OK: You are most likley fine if having no symptoms. If you develop nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain, please contact your physician. Always make sure you consume fully cooked meats when pregnant. ...Read more

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Is salmonella only a risk to a foetus if the infection spreads to the mothers blood or can the gastric infection also harm the baby or spread to baby?

Is salmonella only a risk to a foetus if the infection spreads to the mothers blood or can the gastric infection also harm the baby or spread to baby?

Salmonella in utero?: Even if the organism extended into the bloodstream, which will be unlikely unless you have typhoid fever, the fetus is not likely to be affected. Enteric infection will not prove a risk to your baby at all unless you become profoundly dehydrated from the diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more