How do I care for someone with Shigella food poisoning?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

A person having Shigella food poisoning should be kept hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Electrolyte solutions, available at most drug stores, may be beneficial for children. Do not give over-the-counter diarrhea drugs to your loved one because these may worsen the condition. Consult a doctor if symptoms become severe.

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