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Doctor insights on: What To Do For Salmonella Poisoning

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What do I do for salmonella food poisoning?

What do I do for salmonella food poisoning?

Hydrate: Usually nothing. It runs its course without treatment. Antibiotics are recommended only for certain people: the elderly and immunosuppressed, for example. The important thing is to keep yourself well hydrated. ...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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How do you get salmonella poisoning?

How do you get salmonella poisoning?

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

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What is done for salmonella poisoning?

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 do you know you have salmonella poisoning?

Seeing a Doctor: Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. The doctor will do stool culture and blood test to confirm this along with a good history and physical exam. ...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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Help please! is coughing a sign of salmonella poisoning?

Not usually: Most persons infected with salmonella bacteria develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days, and most persons recover without treatment. Those with the most severe form are young children, the elderly and those who are immune compromised. ...Read more

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Can I get salmonella poisoning from a turtle bite?

Yes-certainly!: Salmonella infections occur by coming in contact with turtles or other reptiles, amphibians, and its surroundings. Salmonella can cause a serious or even life-threatening infection in people, even though the bacteria do not make reptiles or amphibians sick.- in 2007, a 4wk-old baby died in fl, from salmonella in which the salmonella from the turtle and they boy, matched. ...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