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Are there particular antibiotics used to 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 more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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What you do to get rid of salmonellosis?

What you do to get rid of salmonellosis?

Wait: Most cases of salmonellosis resolve without any specific treatment. Antibiotics are not recommended for most cases, in fact may make it worse. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for salmonellosis?

What is the treatment for salmonellosis?

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

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Can animals transmit salmonellosis to me?

Yes: Turtles are well know carriers of the bacteria. So are chickens through their eggs. Eating raw eggs is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Salmonellosis, what is it?

Salmonellosis, what is it?

Foodborne illness: Salmonella organisms can cause a variety of illness ranging from "regular" gastroenteritis to serious bloodborne infections of the heart or bones. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of salmonellosis?

What are symptoms of salmonellosis?

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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How can you catch salmonellosis?

Salmonella: Salmonella is transmitted by contaminated food, water, or contact with infected animals. For detailed information, check out the cdc's website at http://www.Cdc.Gov/salmonella/. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Salmonella Infection (Definition)

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