What are the symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning?
Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning generally begin within eight to 72 hours after ingesting food or beverages contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. With proper care to avoid dehydration, generally healthy adults can begin to see improvement in their symptoms within a couple of days and can recover completely within about a week.
Salmonella food poisoning symptoms include:
Fever and chills
Multiple bouts of diarrhea which may be bloody
Nausea and vomiting
Severe abdominal pain and cramps
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, Salmonella food poisoning can result in serious or life-threatening complications, such as severe dehydration and Reiter’s syndrome. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these symptoms:
Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
Change in mental status or sudden behavior change, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations and delusions
Dry, cracked lips, mouth or tongue
In infants: a sunken fontanel (soft spot) on the top of the head, lethargy, no tears with crying, and few or no wet diapers
Not urinating or urinating small amounts of tea-colored urine
Weakness (loss of strength)
What is Salmonella food poisoning?
Salmonella food poisoning is the most common cause of foodborne illness. Salmonella food poisoning, also known as salmonellosis, is a bacterial infection caused by a variety of types of Salmonella bacteria.
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What causes Salmonella food poisoning?
Salmonella food poisoning is caused by an infection of the gastrointestinal tract, or digestive tract, by a variety of types of Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella food poisoning is spread by eating or drinking food or beverages that have been contaminated with feces that contain Salmonella bacteria.
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How is Salmonella food poisoning treated?
Healthy adults may recover from mild to moderate cases of Salmonella food poisoning without medical treatment. However, it is always a good idea to seek medical care if you have symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning, such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.
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