Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Salmonella Gastroenteritis Prevention

Prevention of Salmonella infection includes:

  • Wash your hands after using the toilet.
  • Avoid eating raw clams or oysters.
  • Do not drink unpasteurized milk.
  • Do not share food utensils.
  • Wash vegetables or fruits thoroughly.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw meat, seafood, or poultry.
  • Make sure all meat, poultry, fish products, and eggs are well cooked.
  • Re-heat leftover foods thoroughly.
  • Travelers can take 2 tablets of Pepto-Bismol with each meal and at bedtime.
  • Travelers to developing countries should avoid:
    • Foods that are not steaming hot
    • Raw vegetables
    • Fruit they have not peeled themselves
    • Tap water, including ice

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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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