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What is the treatment for salmonellosis?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Self limited illness: Salmonellosis in the US is nontyphoidal. This is a self-limited diarrheal illness which lasts 2 - 7 days. Treatment is supportive and mainly consists of hydration and electrolyte supplementation. Severely ill patients should be hospitalized and may need antibiotics.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Salmonella: Most of the time, no treatment is required for Salmonellosis. Oral hydration is important. Antibiotics may be used for at risk individuals (such as infants < 3 months old) or if complications arise. IV hydration is sometimes indicated.

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