Use disposable paper towels as an alternative to drying one’s hands Maintain cleanliness for kitchen equipment and surfaces Maintain a clean toilet and bathroom Keep recommended or intended temperature for specific food Ensure meats are properly cooked before consumption, especially pork, chicken, and fish Avoid handling raw and cooked foods with the same tools, containers, devices, etc. If traveling abroad or in a place wherein one cannot guarantee fresh, clean water, always bring and drink bottled water
When to Seek Medical Aid
If a patient suffering from gastroenteritis experiences fever or persistent vomiting and/or diarrhea that lasts more than two days, or has stools that are irregular in any way or form, it’s important to get in touch with a physician as soon as possible. In addition, bring the patient immediately to the hospital if they display any symptoms of severe dehydration.
Healthy, adult patients suffering from gastroenteritis will recover from a case of gastroenteritis without any form of complications. However, patients like the elderly, young children, pregnant women, and patients with a weak immune system are vulnerable and more prone to severe dehydration if proper care is not given.
Additionally, gastroenteritis can increase the risk of patients being exposed to other diseases and disorders. Proper sanitation techniques and self-quarantine while sick will aid in preventing the spread of the infection to other individuals. As mentioned above, for severe cases, consult a doctor.
Learn about Gastroenteritis here.