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I am 19 weeks pregnant and suffering from quite extreme food

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I am 19 weeks pregnant and suffering from quite extreme 'food anxiety' issues following the loss of my 2 boys previously. I was eating a chewy cookie and part of it touched the hand that I used to change channel on the remote control. ( I have a dog and I know the remote control sometimes falls on the floor). Am I likely to pick up toxoplasmosis this way? Now worried.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
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I am Dr. Thomas, double board certified doctor in internal medicine, and in integrative medicine. I have advanced training in other fields as well. I will give you an initial answer or ask you a question. Use reply to expert for continuing our conversation.
There is no risk here at all in my view.
Unless you are immune compromised, I don't see a risk of toxo.
The transmission is from cat feces typically.
Even then it would not be likely.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Can toxoplasmosis be passed on from touching surfaces? I can't stop worrying about baby becoming infected. I think dog might have walked through infected mud etc etcetera
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Generally no.
Think about it, if that were the case, all sorts of women who get pregnant would be having a problem, but it is rare.
Basically you would have to ingest cat feces, and a signicant amount, and the cat would have to be infected.
I see no such contamination here.
This is anxiety.
I would get that treated without using drugs.
AS this will be a more healthy pregnancy.
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