Prevention of Botulism food poisoning
Clinical Trials for Botulism food poisoning
Some of the clinical trials for Botulism food poisoning include:
Treatments for Botulism food poisoning
Treatments to consider for Botulism food poisoning may include:
Prevention of Botulism food poisoning:
can botulism be prevented?
Botulism can be prevented. Foodborne botulism has often been from
home-canned foods with low acid content, such as asparagus, green
beans, beets and corn. However, outbreaks of botulism from more
unusual sources such as chopped garlic in oil, chile peppers,
tomatoes, improperly handled baked potatoes wrapped in aluminum
foil, and home-canned or fermented fish. Persons who do home canning
should follow strict hygienic procedures to reduce contamination
of foods. Oils infused with garlic or herbs should be refrigerated.
Potatoes which have been baked while wrapped in aluminum foil
should be kept hot until served or refrigerated. Because the botulism
toxin is destroyed by high temperatures, persons who eat home-canned
foods should consider boiling the food for 10 minutes before eating
it to ensure safety. Instructions on safe home canning can be
obtained from county extension services or from the US Department
of Agriculture. Because honey can contain spores of Clostridium
botulinum and this has been a source of infection for infants,
children less than 12 months old should not be fed honey. Honey
is safe for persons 1 year of age and older. Wound botulism can
be prevented by promptly seeking medical care for infected wounds
and by not using injectable street drugs. (Source: excerpt from Botulism General: DBMD)
Prevention Claims: Botulism food poisoning
Information on prevention of Botulism food poisoning comes from many sources.
There are some sources that claim preventive benefits
for many different diseases for various products.
We may present such information
in the hope that it may be useful,
however, in some cases claims of Botulism food poisoning prevention may be
dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine.
Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment,
or change of treatment plans with your doctor
or professional medical specialist.