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Can you take Imodium if you have salmonella

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 9 years experience
No: If you have diarrhea from salmonella, you can take clear liquids and a bland diet until the diarrhea resolves. You should not take imodium, (loperamid... Read More
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
NO: Salmonella will pass through you quickly. You dont want to slow down the intestinal tract and keep it around any longer than necessary. Just drink ple... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
No: It's not likely to help. I would see your doctor to get a proper prescription and confirm the diagnosis of salmonella.
Infectious Disease 42 years experience
NO: Salmonella can be resistance to amoxycillin also all salmonella does not need to treat.
Dr. Steven Fine
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
Unless in blood: Unless the salmonella is in the bloodstream or severe enough to require admission to a hospital, antibiotics will not help. May make the illness last... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Salmonellosis: Salmonellosis is, in most individuals, a self-limited illness with fever and several days of (usually) non-bloody, non-mucus-contaning, watery diarrhe... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Salmonella : Nyquil will not help salmonella
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Within 24 hours: Most of the time symptoms of food poisoning will occur within 24-48 hours of ingestion.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Dooley
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 36 years experience
24-48 hours: Salmonella is a bacterial infection and would need to colonize your intestine before it will cause symptoms; s. Aureus food poisoning will cause sympt... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
1 to 3 days: Slmonella is one of the more common forms of food poisoning and usually presents about 1 to 3 days after eating contaminated food. Sympoms of salmone... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Antibiotics: It is usually treated with prescription antibiotics.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
The incubation : Period for salmonellosis is usually 1-2 days or so although typhoid, one kind of salmonellosis can have a substantially longer incubation period.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
No time & some time: Ingestion of a infective amount of salmonella from from can take just a mouthful or two. For non-typhoid salmonellosis, the incubation period is 1-3 ... Read More