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Pregnant Contaminated Salmonella Will Harm
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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