Antibiotics. Ampicilin, ciprofloxacin, vancomycin can be used to treat listeriosis. These should be prescribed by doctor after a proper diagnosis has been made.
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.
Yes. The correct antibiotic (s).
Listeria. Although acquired by ingestion of certain foods, it is difficult to culture from stool but, usually in immunocomprimised people, it can be isolated from CSF or blood.
Culture. Best test for listeria is culture. Means isolation of bacteria from either blood or amniotic fluid. Once this is confirmed the treatment can be initiated.
Fever. Fever, muscle aches, diarheea, nausea. If disease is preading to nervous system you may experience stiff neck, convulsions, headache, confusion, loss of balance.
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.
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.
Never hope so!!! But it is an infection that if you are going too get it, would be more common in a pregnant woman.
See below. If you are pregnant and are infected with listeria, you are at an increased risk of : miscarriage premature delivery infection to the newborn death to the newborn (about 22% of cases of perinatal listeriosis result in stillbirth or neonatal death). Get checked asap if you think you might have been exposed or infected.
Affects on newborn. Agree with other doctors with regard to affect on pregnancy. Must remember your baby too. Listeria infection is a serious and potentially life-threatening disease in newborns that may be treated if known about early enough. If you indeed are found to have Listeria, make sure you meet with pediatrician before baby is born and remind them again at birth that your baby was exposed during pregnancy.
Immunosuppression. If treatment of cancer has caused immunosuppression, you could be more susceptible to listeria infection and its complications.
Unlikely. Listeria infections are unusual. If you have cancer and have very low blood counts (specifically, leukopenia) ask your doctor for a list of foods and situations you should avoid. Adhering to this list will decrease your risk of infections, including listeria.
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.
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.
Not usually. The time it takes to get infected, then reproduce, then cause symptoms is usually days. While almost any infection can trigger a guillan barre syndrome, it can also be due to vaccines, medications or often times for unknown reasons.