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Can I Get Salmonella Poisoning From A Turtle Bite
Yes-certainly!: Salmonella infections occur by coming in contact with turtles or other reptiles, amphibians, and its surroundings. Salmonella can cause a serious or even life-threatening infection in people, even though the bacteria do not make reptiles or amphibians sick.- in 2007, a 4wk-old baby died in fl, from salmonella in which the salmonella from the turtle and they boy, matched. ...Read more
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more
Yes: Although the number of wound cultures due to salmonellosis is small, getting the bugs on your hands is a risk for getting them in your mouth. ...Read more
Nothing's 100% but: Two things at high risk for foodborne illness would be eating raw chicken or eating egg or tuna salad that has not be refrigerated and sitting in the sun for most of a day. ...Read more
What happens if you eat ever so slightly pink chicken, can you really get food poisoning and salmonella from that?
Does minocycline cure salmonella. If so if I take the med every day (which I do for acne) will I never get salmonella poisoning?
I'm currently battling salmonella poisoning. A bit of tuna from two night's ago didn't digest and is sitting in my stomach. What should I do?
Please clarify: How did you reach this diagnosis? What are your specific symptoms without a diagnosis? ...Read more
Rare: There are some reported cases but its very rare ...Read more
I got splashed in the face with turtle poo water. It didn't get in my mouth and I didn't swallow it. Could I get a salmonella infection?
Unlikely: Regardless, always wash your hands before and after handling your turtle or its habitat. ...Read more
Not usually: Most persons infected with salmonella bacteria develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. Those with the most severe form are young children, the elderly and those who are immune compromised. ...Read more
Bacterial infection: Saonella is a bacteria often found in poultry which causes intestinal infection in humans. Symptoms include diarrhea which may be bloody, fever, chills, stomach cramps, and sometimes nausea and vomiting. Most people will recover without any treatment but the infection can be very dangerous to the elderly, children or the sick. ...Read more
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Salmonella: Yes, you should call your dr to make sure that you have the appropriate stool studies done to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Diarrhea, cramps.: Severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea and abdominal cramps are the main symptoms. Usually little or no fever is present, and the illness resolves in five to 10 days. It can also be asymptomatic. Fluid replacement and blood pressure support may be needed to prevent death from dehydration. Treatment with may cause kidney complications. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a life-threatening condition. ...Read more
Depends: There are different species of salmonella. Some will produce only intestinal problems, usually diarrhea which may contain mucous and occasionally blood. Salmonella typhi and some other species produces a disease which starts initially with constipation, followed by extension from the gut to produce fever, confusion, enlargement of the spleen and a very severe systemic disease. ...Read more
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