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How is salmonella poisoning treated in kids?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Salmonella. Oooh, the ol' food-poisoning bug that makes news every time there's a significant outbreak. It also has a long incubation period (six to seventy-two hours) and can hide out in pets such as iguanas and turtles, as well as in the more traditional places like livestock and poultry. The treatment is usually supportive: lovin' and liquids. Skip the antibiotic (it prolongs the time that the bacterium is carried), but follow with a probiotic. Carefully washing foods is essential to help prevent outbreaks. Also, cook meat thoroughly, avoid consuming raw animal products like eggs (no licking the beaters when you're making cookies), and wash your child's hands after she feeds the pot-bellied pigs at the zoo.
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