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Dr. Olav Jaren
91 doctors shared insights

Salmonella Infection (Overview)

Salmonella infection is a bacterial infection that can cause "food poisoning" or diarrhea-like symptoms. It is often transmitted by foods.


Dr. Olav Jaren
91 doctors shared insights

Salmonella Infection (Overview)

Salmonella infection is a bacterial infection that can cause "food poisoning" or diarrhea-like symptoms. It is often transmitted by foods.


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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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What are the tests for salmonella infection?

Salmonella: Usually, infections with salmonellae can be diagnosed by culture of the bacterium from the blood or stool. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of salmonella infection?

Supportive care: Gastroenteritis, the most common manifestation of salmonella infection in us, generally requires a supportive care, i.e., maintaining good fluid balance. Exceptions include young infants and individuals with sickle cell disease who may require antibiotics treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Know it's a common complication of taking antibiotics
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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Is there a cure for a salmonella infection?

Is there a cure for a salmonella infection?

Yes ... but: For most patients the recommendations are against the use of antibiotics, as they are more likely to prolong infection and symptoms than result in a cure (except for salmonella typhi, which should always be treated). Hiv+, infants, and severely ill persons can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why is there an increased risk of developing osteomyelitis in sickle cell anaemia patients having salmonella infection only? (pathogenesis)

Why is there an increased risk of developing osteomyelitis in sickle cell anaemia patients having salmonella infection only? (pathogenesis)

Sickle cell disease: Although salmonella frequently cause osteomyelitis in sickle cell dz patients, it isn't the most common cause - the most common cause remains staphylococcus. Sickle cell dz predisposes to infections including osteomyelitis due to: hyposplenism & infarcted bone (due to microvascular occlusion). Salmonella is thought to spread from intestine secondary to microinfarction of bowel caused by sickling. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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How can salmonella infection be prevented?

See below: Vaccination of feed animals. Limit use of antibiotics as growth promoters. Improve food safty practices. Do not eat raw or undercooked eggs or meats. Food handler hygene. Maintain time-temperature standards for food handling/preparation/storage. Ban unpasturized dairy products. There is a typhoid vaccine for travelers to typhoid endemic areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more