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Should I take amoxicillin for salmonella?

Should I take amoxicillin for salmonella?

Unless in blood: Unless the salmonella is in the bloodstream or severe enough to require admission to a hospital, antibiotics will not help. May make the illness last longer. ...Read more

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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


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Should I take amoxicillin for what I think is salmonella?

Should I take amoxicillin for what I think is salmonella?

Salmonellosis: Salmonellosis is, in most individuals, a self-limited illness with fever and several days of (usually) non-bloody, non-mucus-contaning, watery diarrhea. Individuals with a higher risk of more severe illness and possible mortality are infants, the elderly and immunocompromised people. Most cases resolve before the stool culture is positive and Ampicillin (or amoxicillin) resistance is not rare. ...Read more

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I am wondering what a ped or id specialist would recommend for recurrent salmonella in 3 month old. Previously treated with amoxicillin.?

Source?: Where is this infant getting salmonella from? Uncommon unless food contamination is occurring? Exposure to animals of any sort, raw eggs, raw milk? ...Read more

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Is it ok to take amoxicilin for salmonelia or food poisoning to keep having watery poop?

Is it ok to take amoxicilin for salmonelia or food poisoning to keep having watery poop?

No it is not unless : It is not a good idea without knowing what is the cause of food poisoning or if it is salmonella proved by culture watery poop can be due to many reasons.The commonest is viral infection, next e coli infection, or shigella most of these infections are self limiting, and all you need is fluids to prevent the dehydration antibiotics should only be taken if prescribed by your physician after culture don. ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin by snorting it?

Can you take amoxicillin by snorting it?

Not efficacious: Needs complete absorption to the blood for systemic effects. The bioavailability will be less and not recommended. ...Read more

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What amount of amoxicillin should I take?

What amount of amoxicillin should I take?

Amoxicillin dosing: That is a question for the doctor who prescribed the Amoxicillin for you. You should not be taking old medicine or someone else's medicine. The dose would vary according to what you are being treated for and there are sometimes other factors to take into account, as well. ...Read more

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If someone were to take 6 500mg of amoxicillin at once, what would happen?

Large dose: That's quite a large dose of amoxicillin - although not really harmful. You might have some GI symptoms - nausea or cramps. The good thing, however, is the medication is not very toxic AND it has a very short half-life which means it would wash out of your system quite quickly. It is important to know more about the CIRCUMSTANCES of this incident -so I hope you would talk to a doctor right away. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more