Table of contents:
- The holiday meal, food poisoning and common symptoms
- What to do to treat this painful condition?
- How to avoid intoxication due to the consumption of contaminated food?
Video: How To Avoid And Treat Food Poisoning?
Very often, the end-of-year celebrations push us to launch into new culinary concepts. But these experiments can become a real headache in the event of food poisoning. No matter if it is a Christmas or New Year's meal, the risks are very present. So what to do? Can we avoid this so unpleasant state? Read on to learn more about the subject.
The holiday meal, food poisoning and common symptoms
It's no secret that during the holidays we have the luxury of consuming dishes that we rarely cook. However, there are high risks of food poisoning but luckily they can be easily avoided. So, contrary to popular belief, seafood is not the only culprit. Poultry, meats and meals made from eggs and milk can also cause food poisoning. But how exactly do you recognize the latter?
So, among the most common symptoms, we distinguish diarrhea accompanied by abdominal pain and / or vomiting. Temperature can also occur. But at the end of the day, the symptoms mostly depend on the bacteria you caught. Doctor Jimmy Mohamed explains that in case of salmonella, the patient suffers from dysentery: a rather worrying condition which is characterized by diarrhea with blood and mucus.
On the other hand, the bacteria known as Staphylococcus aureus are known to cause water-like diarrhea. To this are added the stomach aches but fortunately without fever.
What to do to treat this painful condition?
As a bonus, doctors advise taking an anti-diarrhea medication immediately, adequate hydration and the adoption of a diet. However, it is important to remember that there are a large number of bacteria, besides Salmonella Staphylococcus aureus, which are responsible for food poisoning. And if this persists, a visit to the doctor is compulsory, especially if it is a child or an elderly person.
How to avoid intoxication due to the consumption of contaminated food?
Food poisoning can of course be avoided with a few good, simple and effective actions. At first glance, it is essential to cook food well, especially meats and seafood. If not, there is a risk of catching salmonella. Other golden rules include respecting the cold chain as well as compulsory hand washing before and after processing food.
Good fridge hygiene is also essential to prevent the spread of bacteria. It is therefore advisable to clean it regularly using a detergent.
What's the festive meal without a fantastic dessert? Often prepared "ready to eat", the latter requires rapid consumption so as not to provoke food poisoning from dairy products, eggs and so on.