Salmonellosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment


How to catch salmonellosis

The source of infection is most often pets and birds. But also the carrier can be a person. At risk are products that are poorly heat-treated: meat, fish, poultry, cottage cheese, eggs, milk or sour cream. Frequent cases of infection through water.

Symptoms of salmonellosis

The incubation period ranges from several hours to several days (usually up to three).

When gastrointestinal formdevelops: upset stool, headache, weakness, fever, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, localized in the umbilical region. This form is diagnosed in 98% of cases.

Easy formsalmonellosis is mild and symptoms are almost absent. The only thing that can be a liquid table and a slight increase in temperature.

Heavy formcharacterized by severe intoxication, high prolonged temperature, watery fetid stool, a drop in blood pressure, skin cyanosis, and acute renal failure.

Typhoid formaccompanied by not only intoxication, but also a rash.

Septic salmonellosisrepresents a great danger to the life of the sick. The disease begins acutely and every day the condition only worsens.

Salmonellosis Treatment

  • Assign a strict diet.

  • Vitamins.

  • Enveloping and carminative drugs.

  • Broad-spectrum antibiotics.

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce the temperature.

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