Food Poisoning Remedies: How to Treat Bacterial Food Poisoning

Bacteria are very notorious when it comes to food poisoning. They attack humans in two ways. One is to directly attack intestines and cause diarrhea. Second one is to release deadly toxins in foods which cause nausea, vomiting, kidney failure and finally death. But today, there are so many effective food poisoning remedies; the illnesses caused by bacteria can be cured.

In this article, few treatments for bacterial food poisoning diseases are given. They are as follows;

Clostridium Botulinum: This bacterium is an anaerobic, Gram-positive, spore-forming rod that releases a deadliest neurotoxin. Four types of this bacterium are capable of causing food poisoning. Though the occurrence rate of this disease type is low, the death rate can be high if proper treatment is not given immediately.

The best treatment for the illness caused by this bacterium is to provide an antitoxin which blocks the neurotoxin from harming the patient. The trivalent and heptavalent antitoxins are very effective against seven types of neurotoxins. In addition, the doctors may remove the remnants of the contaminated food from the gut either by vomiting or using enemas.

Shigella: Shigella is a Gram-negative, non-motile, non-spore forming rod-shaped bacterium. The water contaminated with human feces is the breeding ground for this bacterium. For infants, the elderly and the individuals having weak immune system or suffering from diseases like AIDS, this sickness can be very deadly.

If the illness caused by Shigella is in mild state, then the only treatment is to take lots of fluids in order to avoid diarrhea. But for severe type of this disease, antibiotics may be needed to fasten the curing process. An oral re-hydrating solution is recommended for children. In severe conditions, a Shigella infected individual is treated by giving salts and fluids through a vein.