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A 26-year-old member asked:

Should i take amoxicillin for salmonella?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
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 longer.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Should I take amoxicillin for what I think is salmonella?

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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 diarrhea. Individuals with a higher risk of more severe illness and possible mortality are infants, the elderly and immunocompromised people. Most cases resolve before the stool culture is positive and Ampicillin (or amoxicillin) resistance is not rare.

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