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What kind of medication should I take if I get staph food poisoning?

Leigh Vinocur, MD
Emergency Medicine
No antibiotics are necessary for staph food poisoning because the toxin, not the bacteria, causes the illness. Most people just need plenty of rest and fluids. At times, a medication can be prescribed to combat nausea and help keep fluids down. However high risk patients (the very old, very young and immune compromised individuals) are susceptible to dehydration and may need intravenous fluids.

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