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Are there effective herbal therapies to treat a listeria infection?

Lysteria infection. No. The only reliable treatment for a listeria infection, especially in a pregnant mother is medical therapy with antibiotic. Other herbals can be added to boost the immune system, but first thing is to destroy the infection. In pregnancy this is a medical emergency to try to save the baby. Read more...
Not really... This post was already answered(and nicely so) by dr. Albert pizzo; please refer to it. Even if there were i would not recommend it; better to stick with more conventional treatments in this instance. Read more...

Are there effective medicinal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

Hand hygiene. A panacea(if you will) against mostly all infectious diseases is practicing good infection control; good hand washing is the paramount among these practices. Read more...
Source control. Keep things clean. Cook meats and eggs thoroughly. Avoid hot dogs, deli meats, processed meats unless thoroughly cooked to 170 deg.Avoid unpasturized soft cheese. Do not leave proceesed food for prolonged periods at room temp. Listeria is a very real concern, with a high mortality rate. If you are pregnant, it can be devastating to your developing baby. See your doc if you suspect any infection. Read more...

Are there effective herbal therapies to prevent a listeria infection?

NO. Hepatitis b is a dna virus which will infect its host regardless of race. However, this virus is passed through blood and vaginal or seminal fluids, which has resulted in increased frequency of infection within drug seeking populations or populations engaging in unprotected sex. Please see your physician if you suspect infection. Read more...
No. Individuals at high risk to develop listerosis, e.g. Pregnant women, immunocompromised ones, should * avoid soft cheeses * avoid foods from delicatessen counters, e.g., prepared salads, meats. * avoid raw or unpasteurized milk * avoid refrigerated pates and other meat spreads and cook leftover foods or ready-to-eat foods until steaming hot before eating. Read more...

What is the treatment for listeria infections?

Antibiotics. Ampicilin, ciprofloxacin, vancomycin can be used to treat listeriosis. These should be prescribed by doctor after a proper diagnosis has been made. Read more...

Is there a cure for a listeria infection?

Yes. While most listeria infections clear spontaneously, patients who are considered high risk due to pregnancy, old age or other factors, can be treated with antibiotics. Typically Ampicillin is the treatment of choice for listeria. Read more...

Help! I am worried about listeria infection! And my fetus?

See below. Here are dietary recommendations for people at high risk of listeriosis including pregnant women. * avoid soft cheeses * avoid foods from delicatessen counters, e.g., prepared salads, meats. * avoid raw or unpasteurized milk * avoid refrigerated pates and other meat spreads * cook leftover foods or ready-to-eat foods until steaming hot before eating. Read more...

I have diabetes, will there be complications with a listeria infection?

Risk increased. Diabetics have increased risk from infections due to the systemic effects of diabetes. However, an increased risk does not mean that you personally will get complications, and many diabetics do very well with standard treatment. It's always a good idea to monitor your blood sugars more frequently when you are sick. Read more...