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how fast can i make my shigellosis go away?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Couple days: Shigellosis symptoms will generally resolve in 24 to 48 hours with propper antibiotics, but antibiotic therapy usually needs to continue for 7 to 10 days.

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Are the symptoms of shigellosis bad?

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Varies: Symptoms of shigellosis can include high fever, abdominal cramps and bloody, mucoid diarrhea. The severity varies and depends on which group of the organism you are infected with.
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Do a lot of people get shigellosis?

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Shigellosis: Shigella species are a common cause of bacterial diarrhea worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Shigella organisms are more resistant to stomach acid than other bacteria. Therefore, it takes relatively few organisms to cause disease. Shigellosis can result from contaminated food and water and person-to-person spread (shaking hands).
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What is the definition or description of: Shigellosis?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Shigellosis: Shigellosis = dysentery caused by the shigella bacteria.

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