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I am 23 weeks pregnant and j have a crazy fear of listeria

Hello, I am 23 weeks pregnant and j have a crazy fear of listeria and being around hot dogs and lunch meat. I don't even want things that may contain it in my house right now. This weekend, we are going to my nieces birthday party and they are having a hot dog bar. I am not going to eat anything but I have a fear of even being around that. I'm sure the person handling the hot dogs will not be washing his hands and I'm worried I will come in contact with the juice from the hot dogs. Please tell me I should not be worried about this. Thank you.

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Dr. SH

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I am 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I have extreme anxiety

Hi, I am 37 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I have extreme anxiety and ocd related to listeria and toxoplasmosis, so I am looking for reassurance. I have a small cut on my finger, it is not bleeding but burns a little, maybe the size of the tip of a ball point pen. I dropped my debit card at the grocery store twice and picked it up, would there be any possibility that toxoplasmosis or listeria from the floor or someones shoe that transferred to the floor could contaminate the cut and infect the baby? Would the bacterial load have to be larger than that to make me sick where I could pass it on to the baby. Just looking for reassurance and for someone to tell me my fear is irrational.

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Dr. Norm S.

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I just found out that I am pregnant. My mom was eating raw

Hello,I just found out that I am pregnant. My mom was eating raw cheese yesterday and touched everything afterwards, she even made me dinner. Now I am worried about listeria with the baby. I did not eat the cheese and I eat my food very hot, but I am still concerned that it could be on the food. I was scared to death of this when I was pregnant with my son and I am very careful, but I cannot control other people. Please help!

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Dr. C.

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I am 36 weeks pregnant (and have some sort of cold/flu).

Hi doctor,I am 36 weeks pregnant (and have some sort of cold/flu). Today the toilet clogged and overflowed so my husband started plunging it. In the process some of the toilet water (which contained fecal matter and urine from both my husband and I splattered and got into my right eye and my mouth. I am terribly worried about my chances of contracting ecoli (as I know that it is passes through feces) or some other bacteria like salmonella or listeria. . I washed my mouth out with salt water shortly after and also rinsed out my eye a few mins later. What do you think my chances of contracting ecoli are, high? Are there always symptoms? Or can it be asymptomatic?Also what is the best way to check for ecoli? And if I do infact contract ecoli wil it cause any harm to my baby?

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Dr. Tim, MD

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My wife and I were planning to conceive tommorow and the

My wife and I were planning to conceive tommorow and the next day because her ovulation is suppose to start, except last night and most of today we both had food poisoning, will there be any concerns trying to conceive in a day or two after the food poisoning?

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Dr. Norm S.

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I am 11 weeks pregnant and I am craving hotdogs. I have been

Good afternoon,I am 11 weeks pregnant and I am craving hotdogs. I have been eating 2 a day. I buy organic all beef uncured hotdogs with no nitrites added. I hear them up in the microwave for 40 seconds (tey come out steaming hot). Is it ok to eat this? I did a google search and guess what - a bunch f forums talking about how hotdogs are a no no in pregnancy.Thanks!

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Dr. C.

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant and accidentally ate a small piece of

Hi doctor, I'm 18 weeks pregnant and accidentally ate a small piece of cheesecake made by my husband's aunt that was made from unpasteurized goats milk that she bought from a farm and used to make cottage cheese with for the cake. I thought it was store bought and made with pasteurized milk. I am panicking thinking of the possibility of having listeria and passing it onto my unborn baby and all the devastating consequences that could ensue. She informed me that it was baked for 30 mins at 175 degrees Celsius. My question is would cooking kill the bacteria in the cheese and if so does handling after the baking effect the regeneration of the bacteria (like if it were stored in the fridge or left out out room temperature will the bacteria regenerate?). I did not consume the cheesecake hot and am not sure when she prepared it and how it was handled after baking. Am I at a high risk for contracting listeria.

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Dr. Norm S.

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I recently was at a hotdog/marshmallow roast where we cleaned

I recently was at a hotdog/marshmallow roast where we cleaned our hotdog cookers by sticking them in the ground (the dirt) and now I am scared that I could have gotten listeria or toxoplasmosis. I would not have been so casual with my food if I thought I could have been pregnant at the time but I didn't know then. Help please!

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DocPhilMD

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Hi Im at the 4th month of the pregnancy and some days before

Hi I'm at the 4th month of the pregnancy and some days before I eat an emental cheese without clean the crazy of this.How dangerous is to take the lysteria virus for me and my baby?

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Dr. Owen

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