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Can L. acidophilus help treat salmonella food poisoning?

Lactobacillus acidophilus, or L. acidophilus, may offer some relief from salmonella food poisoning, which can cause severe diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps (although those symptoms usually resolve in several days even without treatment). In fact, there is some evidence that this probiotic, a beneficial bacteria naturally found in human intestines, can help treat diarrhea from a variety of causes.

Drinking plenty of fluids is the most important thing you can do to treat salmonella food poisoning due to the risk of dehydration from diarrhea or vomiting.

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