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A 31-year-old male asked:

My 2-year-old ate raw ground chicken, is there anything we should do as a prophylactic measure?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Watch & wait: There are germs associated with raw chicken but they may or may not be present or cause any problems. Onset of diarrhea associated with fever or bloody diarrhea should prompt a doc visit & stool culture. Some of the germs are innocuous and some you don't necessarily treat if they show up on stool culture. Abx sometimes prolongs the duration a kid carries the germ in his/her gut.
Dr. MANNAN RAZZAK
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Raw chicken: Nothing to do now but monitor for vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. If it starts then pedialyte.
Last updated Mar 17, 2014
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