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can you take imodium if you have salmonella

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
8 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
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

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Wait and see: The Imodium (loperamide) will wear off and you will be able to let the bacteria (good and bad) out. I don't recommend Imodium (loperamide) except for ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
12 years experience Family Medicine
No: It's not likely to help. I would see your doctor to get a proper prescription and confirm the diagnosis of salmonella.
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Dr. PRADIP SHAH
41 years experience Infectious Disease
NO: Salmonella can be resistance to amoxycillin also all salmonella does not need to treat.
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Dr. Steven Fine
31 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Dooley
35 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Antibiotics: It is usually treated with prescription antibiotics.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
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
49 years experience Infectious Disease
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

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