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Is there a cure for a salmonella infection?
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Salmonella infection
usually resolves w/o tx.
Oral hydration is important. Sometimes anti-diarrheal meds are used but may prolong illness. In some cases intravenous replacement of electrolytes & fluids may be required along w hospitalization. Antibiotics may be indicated in patients who are immunocompromised or with sepsis. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/salmonella/basics/treatment/con-20029017

In brief: Salmonella infection
usually resolves w/o tx.
Oral hydration is important. Sometimes anti-diarrheal meds are used but may prolong illness. In some cases intravenous replacement of electrolytes & fluids may be required along w hospitalization. Antibiotics may be indicated in patients who are immunocompromised or with sepsis. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/salmonella/basics/treatment/con-20029017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Salmonella enteritis usually resolves without the need of any antibiotic treatment.
For severe infections or infections in immunocompromised patients several antibiotics are effective..

In brief: Yes
Salmonella enteritis usually resolves without the need of any antibiotic treatment.
For severe infections or infections in immunocompromised patients several antibiotics are effective..
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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