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What are some good tips for food preparation to reduce bacterial infection?

What are some good tips for food preparation to reduce bacterial infection?

Wash: Wash all food well, cook food thoroughly. If serving meat, you are better off with a steak than ground meat, because ground meat has a higher incidence of e coli. You would have to cook the hamburger well done to make sure you kill off any e coli that could be in the middle. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is improved sanitation a good way to reduce most bacterial infections?

Is improved sanitation a good way to reduce most bacterial infections?

Yes: Keeping clean, cooking food thoroughly, and staying away from sick people are reliable ways to reduce bacterial infections. A bath or shower washes away bacteria than cause impetigo. Washing hands after using the bathroom (and washing hands before eating) helps prevent infections like typhoid and cholera. Not getting cough or sneezed on helps prevent illnesses like strep throat and whooping cough. ...Read more

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Please tell me can food poisoning cause a bacterial infection in the hip joints?

Please tell me can food poisoning cause a bacterial infection in the hip joints?

If it is the same...: ...organism. It is possible that an organism causing one's diarrhea or vomiting could invade the bloodstream and seed the hip joint. More likely is that inflammation from the food poisoning causes a reaction in the hip and there is actually no significant seeding or infection in the hip itself. You can see your doctor who can examine you and perform the necessary tests for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the chance of my child getting a bacterial infection?

How can I reduce the chance of my child getting a bacterial infection?

Avoid sick people: Keeping clean, cooking food thoroughly, and staying away from sick people are reliable ways to reduce bacterial infections. A bath or shower washes away bacteria than cause impetigo. Washing hands after using the bathroom (and washing hands before eating) helps prevent infections like typhoid and cholera. Not getting cough or sneezed on helps prevent illnesses like strep throat and whooping cough. ...Read more

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Would washing my vegetables in hot water reduce my chances of getting a bacterial infection?

Would washing my vegetables in hot water reduce my chances of getting a bacterial infection?

Very hot water: Water would need to be very hot to kill bacteria. It would be too hot to handle safely and comfortably. Thorough washing will reduce but not eliminate the chance of getting bacterial infection, if the vegetable is contaminated. ...Read more

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Does using neosporin on a cut reduce my chances of a bacterial infection?

Does using neosporin on a cut reduce my chances of a bacterial infection?

Yes: Neosporin has neomycin (kills fungus) and Bacitracin (kills bacteria) in it. Both, however can cause rashes, and you may need to take oral antibiotics if you are already infected. See a doctor if you have questions. ...Read more

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What's a real good antibiotic for a bacterial infection?

What's a real good antibiotic for a bacterial infection?

Depends: certain antibiotics can be good for one bug but not another. cultures and sensitivity testing needs to be done . ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more