10 Salmonella Symptoms

By albert
Reviewed: Dr. Mera
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Symptom #2: Diarrhea

Diarrhea is another common symptom of salmonella infection. Diarrhea involves passing loose or watery stools. Unlike diarrhea caused by infections like E. coli which may be bloody, in most cases, diarrhea due to salmonella does not have blood in it. Similar to vomiting, diarrhea occurs because the salmonella causes a gastrointestinal infection. The bacterial attack interferes with the gut functions leading to the elimination of half-digested food material. Besides being a salmonella symptom, diarrhea may also be caused by infections by other bacteria, viruses or food poisoning.

If diarrhea continues for many hours, it can lead to serious dehydration and other complications. You should therefore seek medical attention especially if the patient is a young child or elderly.


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