How to treat Salmonella poisoning?

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what can you do to treat Salmonella poisoning?
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1. Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Loss of fluids through vomiting and diarrhea creates the risk of dehydration. It is important to replace lost fluid and electrolytes by drinking water, herbal tea, juice, and broth. Even if it doesn't feel good to drink, this is the best way to keep up your body's energy and get past the worst of the symptoms.Try eating a popsicle, ice chips or some sorbet as a way to get both water and sugar into your system. Drink plenty of water especially after severe bouts of vomiting or diarrhea. Children can drink a rehydration solution like Pedialyte or a flat soda to restore fluids and electrolytes.

2. Avoid eating food while recovering from a salmonella infection. Eating any foods can further aggravate your already-sensitive digestive system. Avoid eating until the illness has passed or until you’ve been treated.

3. Use a heating pad or warm compress. Lay it over your abdomen to help relieve any cramps you may be experiencing. A hot water bottle, or a hot bath, will also do the trick.
Have had Salmonella poison for 2 weeks, first diarrhea for 15 days then hospital and I.V. Readings were 2.11 and he wanted 1.9 .I got to 1.4 Was released. Tired a lot, and hard to sleep. Will see what last blood test compares with last one. No way to know what cause it, grapes, cherries? Loss weight, felling a little better the diarrhea came back one day. I also have severe tinnitus, which this doesn't help Marianne ( M.Bouffard @YMail.com )Thank you, Board of health will be calling me >
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