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Top 10 Methods to Prevent Salmonella Gastroenteritis
- Salmonella gastroenteritis is commonly referred to as the food poison and accompanied with the stomach flu. The virus is highly infectious and is in fact referred in combination with infectious gastroenteritis by most medical providers
- A case of acute gastroenteritis is not something to be happy about. The symptoms of gastroenteritis include diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. None of these symptoms are fun to contend with
- There are several ways to prevent this illness from attacking your body and spreading to others that prove effective. Even in the case of chronic gastroenteritis can prevention occur
- Below is a list of 10 methods to prevent the spread and catch of salmonella gastroenteritis
1. Wash your hands
Keeping your hands clean at all times greatly prevent acquiring infectious gastroenteritis. Acute gastroenteritis, which is also known as the stomach flu, is highly contagious and can be passed by germs from skin contact. Wash your hands constantly throughout the day to avoid passing germs.
2. Use antibacterial soap
Antibacterial soap is helpful in the prevention of salmonella gastroenteritis. Washing your hands is important but adding antibacterial soap, especially after touching eggs or raw meat, will help eliminate the spread of other illnesses like acute gastroenteritis and chronic gastroenteritis.
3. Avoid contact with animal carriers
There are certain animal carriers for salmonella gastroenteritis, including turtles, snakes and pigs. By avoiding contact with these carriers, you can greatly reduce your risk of catching salmonella gastroenteritis. If you begin to experience symptoms of gastroenteritis after exposure to these animals, it is best to seek medical attention right away.
4. Pay attention to food recalls
We have all heard about the recent recalls of pistachios and peanut butter. It is important to pay attention to these reported food recalls as not to expose yourself to illnesses like infectious gastroenteritis.
5. Overall cleanliness
Keeping your kitchen work area clean will help prevent the spread of salmonella gastroenteritis. Wipe down your counter spaces with anti-viral sprays, sterilize your utensils and wash your hands after handling raw meat and eggs.
6. Wash your produce before eating
By washing your fresh vegetables before eating you will eliminate the risk of infectious gastroenteritis. Vegetables can contain dirt and feces from animals carrying the illness and must be washed to prevent acquiring the germs.
7. Avoid undercooked meat
One of the most important and effective ways to prevent the risk of salmonella or chronic gastroenteritis is to cook your meat until done. Raw meat consumption increases your risk for infectious gastroenteritis.
8. Avoid undercooked eggs
Eggs must be cooked all the way to prevent the risk of salmonella gastroenteritis. If you have consumed eggs that were not cooked all the way and experience symptoms of gastroenteritis, including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, it is important to be seen by a medical professional.
9. Use chlorine treated drinking water
Chlorine treated drinking water prevents the viability of salmonella and as a result prevents you from acquiring salmonella gastroenteritis.
10. Be wary of where you eat out
Pay attention to your surroundings. If it looks unclean in the areas you can see, imagine what the kitchen looks like. By eating at highly rated restaurants and clean cafes you can eliminate the risk of germs and unwanted symptoms of gastroenteritis.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Stomach Flu22 Oct 2009|