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How would a doctor treat himself if he had cholera?
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Fluids
They would drink a solution of water and salt to replete their body fluids.
Most people die from dehydration which can be treated with drinking a salt and glucose solution.

In brief: Fluids
They would drink a solution of water and salt to replete their body fluids.
Most people die from dehydration which can be treated with drinking a salt and glucose solution.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hydration
Hydration and if necessary antibiotic prescription by a colleague.

In brief: Hydration
Hydration and if necessary antibiotic prescription by a colleague.
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Poorly
The old saw is that a doctor who treats themselves has a fool for a doctor and a fool for a patient.
On the other hand the best treatment for cholera is rehydration with fluids that contain electrolytes and sugar. The latter is essential. Usually antibiotics are contraindicated and well-fed healthy persons usually recover from this quite rapidly.

In brief: Poorly
The old saw is that a doctor who treats themselves has a fool for a doctor and a fool for a patient.
On the other hand the best treatment for cholera is rehydration with fluids that contain electrolytes and sugar. The latter is essential. Usually antibiotics are contraindicated and well-fed healthy persons usually recover from this quite rapidly.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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