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There are plenty of conventional methods to treat Salmonellosis at home. These include certain easy and convenient measures that may help you control the spell of food poisoning without having to visit the doctor. Home remedies to treat Salmonellosis usually include fluid replacement, modifications in the diet, and use of over-the-counter anti diarrheal medicines.
Listed below are the most effective ways to treat Salmonellosis at home safely.
Taking Plenty of Fluids
Excess loss may result in severe dehydration. Water, oral rehydration solutions, energy drinks, herbal tea, broth, and juice are all good choices. You may feel nauseous and your appetite may be wrecked, but this is the best and foremost strategy to treat a Salmonellosis infection. Your body needs to have enough energy to fight the other symptoms as well.
If the diarrhea is very severe, it is best not to consume anything solid for at least three days, unless you are hypoglycaemic. Sipping water, tea, chamomile or oral rehydration solutions is the best way to stay energized.
Eat Bland Foods
After about three to four days, an apple regime is recommended. This consists of eating raw, grated red apples (about nine) over a course of five meals. After doing this for a day, oats and rice cereal may be consumed. Spicy or salty foods will aggravate the already agitated lining of the digestive tract, thus eating a diet that contains soft and bland foods is the next step. Eat small portions which are divided among several meals such as steamed vegetables.
The ‘BRAT’ Diet
Milk products should be avoided, and a specific diet should be followed, which consist of Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast (BRAT). This help makes stools firmer and prevents dehydration as well.
Use Oregano Oil
The active ingredients in oregano oil have been identified as having antimicrobial properties. Among them is phenol, a substance that is known to destroy the bacteria that causes salmonella poisoning.
Relief from Abdominal Cramps
Placing a heating pad or a hot water bottle on the abdominal area often does the trick. Few drops of essential mint oil applied on the abdomen followed by covering the area with a hot cloth or blanket is also an effective way to soothe abdominal cramping.
Rest and Relax
Overexerting yourself will delay the time it takes for you to recover. This is especially true if there is severe diarrhea and vomiting. Resting and avoiding stress will help your body develop sufficient energy to fight off the salmonella infection naturally.
Certain components found in garlic, onions, leeks, chives and green onions have antimicrobial properties and can help the body fight off infection.
However, don’t sweeten the tea to avoid the taste of garlic, since sugar may encourage the growth of bacteria.
This medicinal recipe has been found to be useful in reducing inflammation and microbial growth. The recipe includes:
- 1 ½ oz of shredded liquorice root
- 1 oz of chamomile
- 5 oz of yarrow (milfoil)
- 1 oz of shredded astragals root
- 1 oz of thyme
Mix all these ingredients and pour one cup of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of the mixture. Leave for about ten minutes. Drinking three cups a day helps clear the system of salmonella infection.
Activated charcoal aids in the absorption of poisons from the gut. Charcoal is obtained from the burning of various plant materials, which have been treated to increase their surface area and to make them porous. Consuming this substance will help prevent the diarrhea and vomiting from becoming too severe.
Salmonellosis generally does not require any medication, unless the diarrhea and vomiting become very severe and IV fluids or antibiotics need to be given. By following the simple remedies above, salmonella infections can be treated and cured with a few weeks.