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Doctor insights on: Salmonella Infection In Children

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How fast can I make my salmonella infection go away?

How fast can I make my salmonella infection go away?

No simple answer: Salmonella is a family of different types, the common ones are food borne and resolve in a week or so. Better to ask is how you know you have it? ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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


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I have a donated organ, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

I have a donated organ, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Donated organ-infect: Depends on the infection and the organ donation. Call your doctor to report the infection and ask about treatment and complications. ...Read more

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I have diabetes, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

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I have diabetes, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Hard to say: Diabetics do tend to get more and prolonged infections, esp if they have poor glycemic control, vascular insufficiency or neuropathy, but little work has been done on salmonella food poisoning in diabetics. It seems more common but much more study has focused on salmonella infecting the bone after a foot infection. I'd talk to your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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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 would the symptoms of a relapsed salmonella infection be?

What would the symptoms of a relapsed salmonella infection be?

The same as original: A relapse means that one's condition deteriorates after a temporary period of improvement. Usually, for an infectious disease like salmonella, this means that the selected antibiotic was not effective (the organism wasn't sensitive to it) or the patient didn't take the antibiotics correctly. So in a salmonella relapse, one would again experience diarrhea, abdominal pain, ? fever ...Read more

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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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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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I have cancer, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

I have cancer, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Depends: It depends on the type of cancer, how widely spread, and how it has been treated (and responded). In general, if you have an intact immune system you should recover well from this with "supportive' treatment only (water, electrolytes, and food). If your immune system is suppressed or absent, there is some risk of prolonged illness and/or severe illness and should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How does a person get e coli or salmonella infection?

Many ways: Both of the bacteria can come from many sources. E. Coli types actually live in your intestines and are symbiotic with us (beneficial). But some types of e coli are pathogenic (can cause disease) and can be found in many places. Salmonella is usually a pathogen but can come from animals, improperly washed food sources, etc. ...Read more

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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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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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At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about salmonella infection. Is that ok?

Let your doctor know: It is always good policy to, and most physicians welcome when you, express medical concerns. Never hesitate to communicate with your doctor--he needs to hear from you. The two most important pieces of information upon which a physician bases his diagnosis and treatment plan is 1) patient history and 2) physical exam. Thanks in advance for helping us help you, so call or e-mail him/her soon. ...Read more

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How would I know if my salmonella infection has turned into typhoid fever?

How would I know if my salmonella infection has turned into typhoid fever?

Typhoid - S. typhi: Salmonella the germ has many species. A simple gastroenteritis (diarrheal type illness) is caused by a different germ than typhoid. Typhoid is more of a systemic, progressively worsening disease. Your doctor should have the answer in the Petri dish, if they did a stool culture on you. Salmonella enterica causes those 'food poisoning' symptoms. Salmonella typhi causes typhoid fever. Subtle but imp! ...Read more

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Why did it take months for my bowels to return to normal following a salmonella infection, even after the salmonella was cleared from my stool?

Why did it take months for my bowels to return to normal following a salmonella infection, even after the salmonella was cleared from my stool?

Hi! Infections of: any kind can do physical damage. As a result, pain, irritation, and other symptoms can persist even after the bugs themselves are completely cleared. In the case of intestinal infections, those symptoms may include diarrhea, gas, and difficulty digesting dairy products and sometimes fats and beans. Watch your diet and be patient. All will be right in the end! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can a salmonella infection lead to the development, over the years, of alcohol intolerance and IBS / leaky gut? is low FODMAP diet a good solution?

Can a salmonella infection lead to the development, over the years, of alcohol intolerance and IBS / leaky gut? is low FODMAP diet a good solution?

No difference in Rx: A very recent research study found that people who had been infected with the intestinal parasite Giardia had an elevated risk of irritable bowel syndrome. Maybe other intestinal infections like salmonellosis can do the same. However, it probably makes no differenence i how IBS should be treated. This is something to discuss with your doctor. ...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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Took clindamycin in December, and recently had salmonella infection and took cipro (ciprofloxacin). Now having lower abdominal/suprapubic achiness/soreness. Related?

Took clindamycin in December, and recently had salmonella infection and took cipro (ciprofloxacin). Now having lower abdominal/suprapubic achiness/soreness. Related?

Abdominal pain: Generally, cipro (ciprofloxacin) is used for salmonella infections only in those that are immunocompromised, as antibiotics can prolong the carrier course of salmonella. So there is a possibility you still have the infection. There is also a possibility there is something else going on as well, i.e. UTI, yeast infection, clostridium dificile, etc. I recommend you see your doctor for some additional testing. ...Read more

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Can a salmonella infection cause a lingering tummy ache a week later? No more diarrhea or fever.

Can a salmonella infection cause a lingering tummy ache a week later? No more diarrhea or fever.

Yes: I would say this is actually fairly common and may even be expected. Presumably you were treated with antibiotics. This in itself can cause stomach upset and combined with the illness can alter your intestinal "flora" (the normal bacteria that live in your bowels). Bland diet, advance to regular diet slowly. Consider a Pro-biotic supplement. Any worsening, seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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How common are salmonella infections?

Salmonella: For significant detail regarding salmonella, see the cdc website at http://www.Cdc.Gov/salmonella/. An estimated 1.4 million cases of salmonella occur annually in the United States. ...Read more

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How long do salmonella infections can last?

Depends: If this is salmonella typhi, it may colonize the gall bladder and then persist in stools for a very lengthy time period. If this was simply salmonella spp. Gastroenteritis you should eliminate it fairly quickly. ...Read more

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I'm worried about salmonella poisoning. What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

I'm worried about salmonella poisoning. What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

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

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Does your body develope a temporary immunity to salmonella after infection? Even if only for just a couple of days?

Does your body develope a temporary immunity to salmonella after infection? Even if only for just a couple of days?

Yes; and Complex: All infections, if "cured", are cured by body immune system, not antibiotics ; other treatments. Antibiotics are poisons, ones selected because host generally tolerates them better than "infectious agent", a chemical warfare strategy. However, if immune system too compromised, just slows inevitable. However, limited clinical trial data on salmonella for definitive answers to your wise thinking. ...Read more

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I'm an asymptomatic carrier of salmonella typhi after traveling. Am I now at high(er) risk for infections via anal sex?

I'm an asymptomatic carrier of salmonella typhi after traveling. Am I now at high(er) risk for infections via anal sex?

Carrier state: Asymptomatic carriers of salmonella typhi can transmit the infection to others through fecal to oral contact. I consider unprotected anal sex hazardous in your case. Meticulous hygiene would be needed. A public health official or specialist in infectious diseases can answer this question with more authority,however. ...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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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