Milk is the main source of protein diet for large sections of the population who are vegan by choice or religion or culture. It is the part of daily diet of an individual , However Consuming spoiled milk is a rarity, bad smell and taste are easy give always, but it is not an impossibility, mistakes happen, particularly when the milk is taken after its expiry period.
Immediate aftermath: You might feel a sour taste, burping, gas or discomfort.
This could lead to indigestion, diarrhoea and stomach cramps, you can eventually have a fever. You have ingested a whole lot of bad bacteria and they have thrown your digestive system out of gear.
There are a lot of things you can do to ward of infection.
Certain Home remedies you can try?
Apple Cider Vinegar: It has anti pathogenic properties, Take two tablespoons mix it with adequate water in a day. It would relieve the symptoms pretty fast.
Essential oils: Oils like Thyme oil and oregano oil have antibacterial properties, they can be consumed. However they can be consumed only for a short period of time. Better to consume them with your meals prepared in them.
Ginger with honey: Honey has excellent antibacterial properties; they contain gingerol, an excellent remedy against food borne infections. They also help in reducing the feeling of nausea and vomiting.
Take one tsp. of honey and mix it with the same amount of slightly warm ginger juice, ingest the mixture and you would find quick relief from the symptoms.
Garlic: It aids in digestion and is believed in Indian tradition to a divine origin, It is said that when a few drops of amrit (nectar of immortality) dropped from the sky on earth, they turned into garlic. So chewing a clove of garlic can reduce your symptoms very much.
Basil again has divine connotations in Indian scriptures, consuming its a few drops of extract with a tsp. of honey would rectify the digestive system. Warm the honey slightly before ingestion for better results.
Lemon Juice: Squeeze a lemon in a glass of warm water and drink it with sweetened with a little honey adds a pinch of salt to it. This will give immediate relief from nausea and vomiting. Drink at least three times a day.
How about some rest to the stomach: Drink plenty of liquids and eat a bland and spice free diet. Fast if possible let the body’s natural mechanism play its part.
Begin your day with a banana or papaya. Bananas are rich in potassium and fiber, consume lots of them, they would cleanse the system, of the harmful bacteria.
Drink plenty of liquids: Take soup, not only is it tasty but it is also water, it would be good both for your palate and the stomach.
Boil a liter of water and to it add 100 grams of glucose or ORS available over the counter. Drink it throughout the day. It is easy to digest and would ward of ill effects of dehydration.
Avoid dairy products: Give your stomach a rest, It has just not enjoyed the bad milk, allow it to get used to dairy once more. It will take a few days.
Also avoid liquids that are acidic (orange juice) or caffeinated like tea, coffee and colas.
Avoid any sort of vigorous exercise; Rule of thumb is listening to your body and respecting its wants. If the body is down allow it to recuperate before you start your exercise routine.
When is the time to call a Doctor?
A Doctor should be summoned if the symptoms worsen or if you start running a fever. If you have difficulty speaking or you see blood in the urine.
In certain cultures particularly Eastern Europe consuming sour milk is a culture. It is different from spoiled milk. Sour milk has beneficial bacteria compared to the bad ones in spoiled milk. Although modern milk is pasteurized, this basically means that both good and bad bacteria have been killed to increase its shelf life.
Pasteurized milk also has a shelf life. So drinking it after the expiry date may cause food poisoning and hence the above mentioned symptoms. So be careful to check the expiry date of the milk you are consuming.
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