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What is the treatment for salmonella poisoning?

What is the treatment for salmonella poisoning?

Oral hydration: Salmonella typhi (typhoid fever) is transmitted by drinking or eating contaminated water or food. High fever, headache, abdominal pain and rash are possible symptoms. Oral hydration is the mainstay of treatment, although IV hydration may be needed in serious cases; oral antibiotics may also be recommended. Anti-diarrheal meds are usually not recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Does minocycline cure salmonella. If so if i take the med every day (which I do for acne) will i never get salmonella poisoning?

Does minocycline cure salmonella. If so if i take the med every day (which I do for acne) will i never get salmonella poisoning?

No guarantees: Never say never, and never say always. While taking Minocycline might help prevent many infections, if you take it all the time you can just breed resistant germs. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for salmonella and what is it caused by?

Depends: It is always caused by a bacteria called salmonella . We only treat it if absolutely necessary as there is a greater incidence of a severe complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome when antibiotics are used. ...Read more

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What is done for salmonella poisoning?

Fluid replacement: In most cases of salmonellosis, by the time that the diagnosis is made by culture of the diarrheal stool, the person is getting better and does not require antimicrobials. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

Depends: There are different species of salmonella. Some will produce only intestinal problems, usually diarrhea which may contain mucous and occasionally blood. Salmonella typhi and some other species produces a disease which starts initially with constipation, followed by extension from the gut to produce fever, confusion, enlargement of the spleen and a very severe systemic disease. ...Read more

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How should I know if I have salmonella poisoning?

Salmonella infection: Salmonella infection is correlated with diarrhea. Your doctor can do a stool culture which will reveal salmonella if present. ...Read more

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What is done for food poisoning from salmonella?

What is done for  food poisoning from salmonella?

Treamtment: Treatment with anti-biotic that has the ability to fight the infection. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is one that covers, but there have been more and more instances of drug resistance so a culture should be obtained prior to starting the antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is a sure way to get salmonella or food poisoning?

What is a sure way to get salmonella or food poisoning?

Nothing's 100% but: Two things at high risk for foodborne illness would be eating raw chicken or eating egg or tuna salad that has not be refrigerated and sitting in the sun for most of a day. ...Read more

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1/2 month old with salmonella. What is the proper treatment?

1/2 month old with salmonella. What is the proper treatment?

Can be serious: Salmonella infection in newborn infant should be taken seriously because of complications, e.g., bacteremia or meningitis. Systemic antibiotics treatment is generally rendered. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how salmonella and food poisoning differ?

Salmonella is one: Type of food posioning; others are preformed toxins such as staphylococcal toxin, boulism; other bugs such as shigella and chemical contaminants. ...Read more

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How long can it take for food poisoning (salmonella) to make you sick?

1 to 3 days: Slmonella is one of the more common forms of food poisoning and usually presents about 1 to 3 days after eating contaminated food. Sympoms of salmonella are diarrhea, fever, cramps and vomiting.. ...Read more

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How long after you ingest a bad egg will you see symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

1-3 days: Is the incubation period of salmonellosis. The strain commonly associated with eggs is salmonella enterica subspecies enteritidis which is able to colonize the ovaries of hens. ...Read more

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Ate off of a fork that touched raw chicken. What are the chances of salmonella poisoning?

Ate off of a fork that touched raw chicken. What are the chances of salmonella poisoning?

It is possible but: still unlikely...not all raw chicken is contaminated with Salmonella. Although, obviously you wouldn't be doing that on purpose and taking the chance. For now, there isn't anything to do, but wait and watch for diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever, vomiting . If any symptoms develop, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I accidentally just at undercooked pre mixed pancake batter (aunt jemima). Worried about salmonella poisoning! There's no egg mixed in. What do I do?!

I accidentally just at undercooked pre mixed pancake batter (aunt jemima). Worried about salmonella poisoning! There's no egg mixed in. What do I do?!

Undercooked pancake.: If it's the "just add water" kind of mix, then I doubt you'd have any cause for concern. With the more involved mix for which you have to add milk and eggs, the cooking process could very well kill off any bacteria even if it left the actual pancake undercooked. So if seems this should not be a cause for concern. ...Read more

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How do you get salmonella poisoning?

Tainted food.: Usually by eating tainted or undercooked food especially eggs or chicken. ...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