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Is there anything pregnant women can do to avoid salmonellosis?

Is there anything pregnant women can do to avoid salmonellosis?

Wash your hands: Salmonella is famous for being found in undercooked chicken an the outside of eggs. Commercially sold eggs are usually washed and sterilized, but to be sure, whenever handling eggs, wash your hands with soap and water afterward. Make sure chicken is cooked thoroughly as well. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am pregnant, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

I am pregnant, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Maybe,maybe not: As long as the germ does not enter your blood, the risk to baby is minimal.That risk would depend on how sick you become and how that detracts from your ability to carry the pregnancy.If the infection is limited to your intestines and you recover over time, the baby should not be effected at all. ...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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Are there particular antibiotics used to treat salmonellosis?

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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How can you catch salmonellosis?

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

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Is it common to get salmonellosis?

Is it common to get salmonellosis?

Depends on what you: Call common. Salmonella may be acquired through poultry, meats, unwahsed vegetables and fruits, contaminated water etc. See this site for food related infections. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/food-poisoning. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Salmonella Infection (Definition)

Salmonella infection is a bacterial infection that can cause "food poisoning" or diarrhea-like symptoms. It is ...Read more