It is known that the E. coli infection normally is liveing in the intestines of healthy people and animals. The most varieties of E. coli are harmless or they cause relatively brief diarrhea. But there are few particularly nasty strains, such as E. coli O157:H7 which can cause vomiting, bloody diarrhea and severe cramps. You may be exposed to E. coli from contaminated water or food, especially the raw vegetables and the undercooked ground beef. Usually, healthy adults recover from infection with E. coli O157:H7 in a period of week, but older adults and young children have increased risk of developing a life – threatening form of kidney failure which is known as hemolytic uremic syndrome.
The most common causes for E. coli infection include the contaminated food (such as fresh produce, unpasteurized milk, ground beef); the contaminated water and personal contact. It is noticed that young children and older adults are having increased risk of experiencing illness caused by E. coli and more – serious complication from the infection. People who have weakened immune system from AIDS or drugs to treat cancer or prevent the rejection of organ transplants, are having increased chances of getting E. coli infection.
You need to talk with your doctor if you suffer from E. coli infection before you use some of the below mentioned home remedies, so in this way you can avoid side effects. The E. coli is very contagious, so if you suffer from E. coli infection, you need to stay isolated from other people. In this way, you can avoid of transferring this bacteria to other people, like your family, friends and people in your work and school. Here are some home remedies for E. coli infection:
- 1 Wash utensils in E. coli infection
- 1.1 Wash your hands
- 1.2 Avoid foods gradually in E. coli infection
- 1.3 Keep raw foods separate
- 1.4 Clear liquids
- 1.5 Avoid certain foods
- 1.6 Take probiotics
- 1.7 Get plenty of rest
- 1.8 Take small sips
- 1.9 Avoid alcohol and caffeine
- 1.10 You should gradually add bland food into your diet
- 1.11 Cook beef thoroughly
- 1.12 Apple cider vinegar
- 1.13 Ginger
- 1.14 Echinacea
- 1.15 Goldenseal
- 1.16 Avoid anti – diarrhea medication
- 1.17 Oregano
- 1.18 Tips for swimming
- 1.19 Clove
- 1.20 Garlic
- 1.21 Honey
Wash utensils in E. coli infection
It is very important to use hot soapy water on cutting boards, countertops and knives before and after they come into contact with fresh produce or raw meat.
Wash your hands
It is very important to wash your hands after preparing or eating food, changing diapers or using the toilet. You need to be sure that your children also wash their hands before eating, after using the bathroom and after contact with animals.
Avoid foods gradually in E. coli infection
When you are feeling better, then you should stick to low – fiber foods at first. You should try to avoid rice, eggs, toast and crackers.
Keep raw foods separate
This is including using separate cutting boards for raw meat and foods, such as fruits and vegetables. You should never put the cooked hamburgers on the same plate you have used for your raw patties.
You should drink a lot of clear liquids, including water, juices, gelatin, clear sodas and broths. You should avoid alcohol, caffeine, apple and pear juices because they can worsen the symptoms of E. coli infection.
Avoid certain foods
There are some foods which can make the symptoms of E. coli infection worse, such as highly seasoned foods, high – fiber foods, fatty foods and dairy products. This is a reason why you should avoid these foods from your diet.
There are some studies in which are shown that probiotics can ease the symptoms of E. coli infection and also, they can encourage the growth of healthy bacteria. This is a reason why you should add probiotics in your diet.
Get plenty of rest
It is very important to take a lot of rest if you suffer from E. coli because in this way you can ease your symptoms. You should take rest after school or work. It is important to stay at your home for your recovery, but also it important to avoid contaminating others in the workplace or school. You should be isolated because the E. coli infections are very contagious and in this case, you will avoid to be reason to infect your entire office or class with this unpleasant bacteria.
Take small sips
It has been shown that this natural treatment can help you to avoid vomiting.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine
It is known that the alcohol can alter your liver metabolism and it is very harmful for the lining of your stomach. Also, caffeine can worsen your diarrhea by increasing the dehydration.
You should gradually add bland food into your diet
You should start with some foods like rice, eggs, toast and crackers.
Cook beef thoroughly
You should cook your beef to an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees G for beef steak and roasts and at least, 169 degrees F for ground beef and pork. You should let your steaks and roasts to rest for 3 minutes after coming off the grill or stove.
Apple cider vinegar
There are some studies in which are shown that the apple cider vinegar kill 98% of all germs due to its anti – septic, anti – viral and anti – fungal properties. Also, it can tackle E. coli. You should mix one to two tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar in one glass of water. You should add honey because in this way you will have better taste. You should drink this home remedy. You can repeat this natural treatment several times per day because it can help with the symptoms of E. coli infection.
It is known that the ginger is having natural antibiotic properties. There was one study in 2017 in which was shown that the ginger has the ability to fight against many strains of bacteria, so you can use it as your home remedy for E. coli.
Native Americans have been using the Echinacea as home remedy for treating infections and wounds. There are some studies in which are shown that Echinacea can be used as home remedy for E. coli. You need to talk with your doctor which is the best way of using it and how much of it you should consume.
There are some studies in which are said that the goldenseal can be used as home remedy for the treatment of E. coli infection. It is usually taken in form of capsule or tea. This home remedy has berberine which is an important natural antibiotic. You can buy goldenseal at local stores or you can purchase online, but you need to talk with your doctor about the best way of using it.
Avoid anti – diarrhea medication
It is noticed that anti – diarrhea medications can slow down the digestive system and they will prevent the body from getting rid of toxins. This is a reason why you should not use these medications if you suffer from E. coli infection.
There are some doctors who believe that the oregano can boost the immune system because it acts as anti – oxidant. Also, it can have anti – inflammatory properties. There should be done a lot more studies in the future to approve or disapprove if this home remedy can be used for the treatment of E. coli infection, so you should talk with your doctor about the best way of using it.
Tips for swimming
Many people want to swim, but it has been shown that the E. coli can be taken from the water. It is very important to not swallow or get water in your mouth while you are swimming. It is very important to take a shower before and after swimming. You should not swim when you have diarrhea. If you are swimming with your children, then it is very important to get them to frequent bathroom breaks. It is very important to change diapers in changing rooms, not on the beach or poolside. You should wash your hands after changing diapers.
There are some studies in which are shown that clove can be used in the dental procedures. It has been shown that clove water extract can be effective against many different kinds of bacteria, including E. coli. You can use it as your home remedy for E. coli infection, but you need to talk with your doctor about it. He will tell you which the best way for using it is.
We know that the garlic is long recognized for its preventive and curative properties all around the world. There are some studies in which are shown that the garlic can be effective home remedy against many forms of bacteria, including E. coli. You can use garlic as your home remedy for E. coli infection. It has natural antibiotic properties which can help you to treat the symptoms which you feel. You should use garlic press to press a clove of garlic onto spoon and cover it with small amount of raw honey and swallow it.
There was one study in 2011 in which was shown that honey can kill approximately 60 kinds of bacteria. Also, it was suggested that it can kill the E. coli. This home remedy has natural antibiotic properties which can help you to treat the symptoms of E. coli infection. It is very important to use raw local honey for maximum benefits.