At my last check up, I forgot to tell the doctor about salmonella infection. Is that ok?

Let your doctor know. It is always good policy to, and most physicians welcome when you, express medical concerns. Never hesitate to communicate with your doctor--he needs to hear from you. The two most important pieces of information upon which a physician bases his diagnosis and treatment plan is 1) patient history and 2) physical exam. Thanks in advance for helping us help you, so call or e-mail him/her soon.

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I am pregnant, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Salmonella with preg. Yes there could be complications. Call your doctor to discuss what infection you have and what to expect with the pregnancy. Read more...
Maybe,maybe not. As long as the germ does not enter your blood, the risk to baby is minimal.That risk would depend on how sick you become and how that detracts from your ability to carry the pregnancy.If the infection is limited to your intestines and you recover over time, the baby should not be effected at all. Read more...

I have cancer, will there be complications with a salmonella infection?

Depends. It depends on the type of cancer, how widely spread, and how it has been treated (and responded). In general, if you have an intact immune system you should recover well from this with "supportive' treatment only (water, electrolytes, and food). If your immune system is suppressed or absent, there is some risk of prolonged illness and/or severe illness and should be treated with antibiotics. Read more...
Unlikely. Salmonella infections usually are due to food poisoning. If you have cancer and have very low blood counts (specifically, leukopenia) ask your doctor for a list of foods you should avoid. Adhering to this list will decrease your risk of infections, including salmonella. Read more...

How would I know if my salmonella infection has turned into typhoid fever?

Typhoid - S. typhi. Salmonella the germ has many species. A simple gastroenteritis (diarrheal type illness) is caused by a different germ than typhoid. Typhoid is more of a systemic, progressively worsening disease. Your doctor should have the answer in the Petri dish, if they did a stool culture on you. Salmonella enterica causes those 'food poisoning' symptoms. Salmonella typhi causes typhoid fever. Subtle but imp! Read more...

What's the best treatment to get rid of salmonella infection?

Supportive care. Gastroenteritis, the most common manifestation of salmonella infection in us, generally requires a supportive care, i.e., maintaining good fluid balance. Exceptions include young infants and individuals with sickle cell disease who may require antibiotics treatment. Read more...
Salmonella Treatment. 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. Read more...