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Broad range: Salmonella organisms can cause a variety of illness ranging from "regular" gastroenteritis to serious bloodborne infections of the heart or bones. Gi sx include vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, fever. Spread through the blood (less common) can lead to heart infections, bone infections, abscesses, infected aneurysms. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A chance: Just a chance. But don't do it again! ...Read more
Hypothetical q.) you eat chicken with salmonella in it, you then got salmonellosis, you then recover and eat the same chicken again, reinfected again?
Anything's possible: ...Although i can't understand why someone would knowingly eat tainted food that has already once made them sick?! ...Read more