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Gastroenteritis (cont.)

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  • After an infection or irritation of the digestive tract, the person may not be able to eat a regular diet. Some people may be unable to tolerate dairy products for several weeks after the disease has run its course. The diet should be advanced slowly from bland non-dairy soups and grain products to a solid meal.
  • If symptoms continue or worsen, call a health care professional.
  • Food handlers should not return to work until their symptoms have resolved. Salmonella infections are a special case; those who work in the medical profession or who are food handlers need to have negative stool cultures for Salmonella before being allowed to return to work.

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