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May have salmonella poisoning, what should I do? On last wednesday my husband ate chicken that he realized was not cooked all the way through after he had already eaten more than one piece. He woke up early thursday morning with diahrea, vomitting and ab

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Hydrate well.

Most of the time, no treatment is required for Salmonellosis.
Oral hydration is important. Antibiotics may be used for at risk individuals (such as infants < 3 months old) or if complications arise. IV hydration is sometimes indicated.

In brief: Hydrate well.

Most of the time, no treatment is required for Salmonellosis.
Oral hydration is important. Antibiotics may be used for at risk individuals (such as infants < 3 months old) or if complications arise. IV hydration is sometimes indicated.
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Dr. Mary Engrav
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Salmonella

Salmonella food poisoning can occur in chicken, as can other types of food poisoning, most commonly staph food poisoning.
The best thing to do is to use anti-emetics (medications to stop vomiting) if it hasn't stopped in 24 hours, but not to take anti-diarrheals in order to let the toxins get out of the body. In general, antibiotics should be avoided. Almost all types of food poisonings will run its course. If a patient can't stop vomiting in 24 hours, can't take fluids in 24-36 hours, or has severe abdominal pain or high fevers then they should seek out a medical evaluation.

In brief: Salmonella

Salmonella food poisoning can occur in chicken, as can other types of food poisoning, most commonly staph food poisoning.
The best thing to do is to use anti-emetics (medications to stop vomiting) if it hasn't stopped in 24 hours, but not to take anti-diarrheals in order to let the toxins get out of the body. In general, antibiotics should be avoided. Almost all types of food poisonings will run its course. If a patient can't stop vomiting in 24 hours, can't take fluids in 24-36 hours, or has severe abdominal pain or high fevers then they should seek out a medical evaluation.
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