When should I go to the emergency room for salmonella food poisoning?

If your food poisoning from salmonella is causing repeated episodes of diarrhea, nausea or vomiting and a temperature of 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit or more, it's a good idea to be evaluated at the emergency room.

If your condition needs treatment at all, Salmonella food poisoning can usually be treated as an outpatient with your family physician. If you are suffering from dehydration and can't reach your doctor, do not hesitate to go to the emergency room, though. The hospital will treat you with intravenous fluids. Also visit the emergency room if you develop a high fever. Home care is usually sufficient to manage the other symptoms of Salmonella.

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