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Salmonella Food Poisoning

Salmonella Food Poisoning Causes

Patients can get Salmonella food poisoning from unpasteurized milk, undercooked chicken and food containing raw eggs. Other foods and food preparation equipments may be contaminated if it comes in contact with surfaces infected by the bacteria. Poor hygiene can also cause this food poisoning.

Salmonella Food Poisoning Definition

Salmonella food poisoning is a type of food poisoning caused by Salmonella bacterium. Its effect is the inflammation of the lining of the stomach and intestines called gastroenteritis.

Salmonella Food Poisoning Diagnosis

A blood test may be used to produce a culture to see if there is salmonella in the blood. To confirm the diagnosis, a stool test and/or a urine test may be needed.

Salmonella Food Poisoning Symptoms and Signs

There is an incubation period of 1 to 2 days before the symptoms become apparent. These symptoms may include: fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (may rarely contain blood or mucus), abdominal cramps and pain. For serious cases, salmonella may cause: osteomyelitis, arthritis, pericarditis, meningitis, hepatitis and pneumonia.

Salmonella Food Poisoning Treatment

Although salmonella is bacterial in nature, antibiotics are see to be detrimental. Patients suffering from this condition are hydrated to control dehydration. Avoiding salmonella-carrying food and drinks is still better than any medication. Prevention of salmonella food poisoning can be as easy as washing your hands.

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