Disease of dirty hands: the season of intestinal infections started

In anticipation of the summer heat and mass picnics relevant topic intestinal infections. We often suffer intestinal disorders because of non-compliance with the rules of processing of hands, foods and improper food storage. Pathogens intestinal infections most often enter the body with food or through dirty hands. Therefore, the acute intestinal diseases (GKZ) also called “disease of dirty hands”. It’s time to remember a basic measure of prophylaxis of intestinal infections, to preserve the health of yourself and loved ones.

How is the infection of intestinal infections

The causative agents of various infectious diseases can be raw and dirty food, in the soil, on the surfaces of the doors, and the like. Germs are on your hands, if you don’t wash them after using the toilet, after working in the garden or in the garden. If you do not wash your hands and face feeling, eating, nail biting, etc., it is easy to get SRC. In summer, high temperature may further facilitate activation of microbes and infection intestinal infections.

For intestinal disorders most common in children, because poznauka the world they touch earth, sand, animals, cut flowers and plants, and then pull dirty hands in the mouth. Also more prone to intestinal infections people with weakened immune systems. To get the SRC can eating stale food, so it is important to properly store, handle the products and do not buy already prepared food (fast food, cakes, etc.) in the spontaneous markets where clearly visible unsanitary conditions.

The symptoms of intestinal infections and food poisoning

Intestinal infectious diseases include diseases such as dysentery, salmonellosis, staphylococcal infection, ESOS etc. depending on the type of pathogen, the degree of infection and the strength of human immunity, intestinal infection can manifest in acute symptoms, only abdominal pain. The main symptoms of the intestinal disorder is :

  • nausea, vomiting
  • diarrhoea (diarrhea)
  • high temperature
  • abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence
  • excessive thirst, dry mouth.

If in addition to the above symptoms in a person also experiencing bowel movement in more than 8 times a day, the temperature reached 39 °C and above, there is a strong weakness, the patient need to be hospitalized immediately.

How to avoid intestinal infections

At suspicion on an intestinal infection should not self-medicate yourself to take antibiotics or use folk remedies. Since only the specialist can find out the real cause of the disease and to find the right treatment. Before arrival “fast” the victim should drink more fluids and induce vomiting if it is not. Remember the simple rules of prevention of intestinal infections: first, do not forget to wash hands thoroughly after visiting the toilet, returning from the street and before eating and food preparation.

Separate keep raw and ready-to-eat foods, thoroughly wash vegetables and fruits before consumption, well heat-treat meat, eggs, seafood. It is important to store ready-made meals: ready meals should be placed in the refrigerator immediately after they have cooled. Drink only purified or boiled water. Don’t buy ready meals at natural markets or if there is a suspicion that the products have been in the heat all day. And especially careful to monitor young children so they are less drawn into the mouth with dirty hands and different things.