Salmonella food poisoning or salmonellosis usually occurs when a person eats food contaminated with the faeces of animals or humans carrying the bacteria.
It is commonly associated with eggs, meat and poultry, but these bacteria can also contaminate other foods such as fruits and vegetables. Foods that are most likely to contain Salmonella include raw or undercooked eggs, raw milk, contaminated water, and raw or undercooked meats. The incubation period of Salmonella food poisoning ranges from several hours to two days. Most Salmonella food poisoning can be classified as gastroenteritis.
Possible signs and symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Blood in the stool
Colloidal silver is known for its bacteria-killing properties. Taken at the first signs of Salmonella food poisoning as well as general signs of food poisoning, it will neutralize the Salmonella microbes in your bowels and prevent them from multiplying.
The good news is that most people recover from Salmonella food poisoning without treatment but, on the other hand, the diarrhoea and dehydration may be so severe that it is necessary to go to hospital.
Timeous dosing with colloidal silver may relieve the diarrhoea to such an extent that dehydration will be prevented. However, prevention is better than cure and the following safety measures can help prevent Salmonella food poisoning:
- Wash your hands before preparing food and after handling raw meats;
- Cook meat and eggs thoroughly until they reach an internal temperature of 160 F (71 C);
- Do not eat foods containing raw eggs or milk, such as undercooked French toast;
- Avoid cooking raw meat in the microwave, as it may not reach a high enough internal temperature to kill Salmonella bacteria and may be unevenly cooked;
- Avoid bringing uncooked meat into contact with food that will not be cooked;
- Wash all salad ingredients with colloidal silver before serving;
- Wash hands with soap after handling reptiles or animal faeces and
- Always wash your hands after going to the bathroom.
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