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Antibiotics Treat Salmonellosis
Yes, but seldom...: Salmonella gastroenteritis, in general, is a self-limiting condition and does not require antimicrobial therapy. Exceptions are young infants under 6 months, salmonella osteomyelitis, and food handlers. Typhoid fever, a rare condition in us, certainly requires an appropriate antibiotic treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Broad range: Salmonella organisms can cause a variety of illness ranging from "regular" gastroenteritis to serious bloodborne infections of the heart or bones. Gi sx include vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, fever. Spread through the blood (less common) can lead to heart infections, bone infections, abscesses, infected aneurysms. ...Read more
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