Gastroenteritis: In many areas of the country, the havoc of the scorching heat is visible at this time. Due to rising temperature, people are facing a lot of problems. Diseases are also increasing due to heat. The number of patients of stomach related diseases in hospitals is increasing every day. in these gastroenteritis And the number of cases of food poisoning is increasing rapidly.
Why does gastroenteritis and food poisoning happen? What are its symptoms and how can it be prevented. To know the answers to many such questions, we have talked to experts.
What causes these diseases?
Senior Resident, Department of Microbiology, AIIMS, New Delhi Dr Manali Agarwal In conversation with Tv9 has told about these diseases. Dr. Manali says that gastroenteritis And the diseases of food poisoning are caused by bacteria like E.coli and salmonella or viruses like norovirus. For the last few days, the cases of these diseases are increasing a lot. These diseases are affecting people of all ages. In view of this, it is very important for people to take care of their health. First of all, know what are the symptoms of these diseases.
What are the common symptoms?
blood in stool
Fever (with or without body aches and chills)
weakness and lethargy
loss of appetite
What are the symptoms of food poisoning
Dr Manali reported that the symptoms of food poisoning can begin within a few hours or up to a few days after eating contaminated food. In rare cases, it may take weeks for symptoms to appear.
how to rescue
avoid spicy, oily food
Light and easy-to-digest foods like coconut water, khichdi with curd, curd rice, boiled potatoes, strained water from boiled rice, juices and fruits)
Avoid consumption of alcohol, caffeine
Never take antibiotics or diarrhea medicines without a doctor’s advice
Keep checking your vitals – body temperature, pulse rate and BP
What are the things that need to be taken care of?
Cook food thoroughly: At this time you should cook the food properly. Especially prepare sea foods with care. Keep fish, raw meat, fish and sea food away from other food. ,
Store Leftovers Well: Do not keep leftover food, any fruit or advice out for a long time. This can make it worse. Try to keep potatoes or cooked meat in the fridge within 90 minutes. You must throw away any refrigerated leftover food within 2 days.
Also check whether your fridge is set to the correct temperature to keep food cold. You keep raw meat in the fridge until you need to cook it. Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating. Eat food only after washing hands. Keep the place where food is prepared clean.
Avoid eating out as much as possible: There is a high possibility of food poisoning by eating outside. Street food can contain harmful bacteria. Which can go into the body while eating. That’s why it should be avoided. Try not to eat outside food. Avoid eating street food as well and also avoid taking raw food like cut fruits, salads and juices and shakes from outside.
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