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shannon1
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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 7/18/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. My son has been very sick and we followed up w/ the doctor today, who said that the hospital "belived" that he has salmonella poisioning. He was put on sulfa antibiotics.
 
My worry is that i read that people with IBD were at higher risk....I have UC and have been caring (cleaning up throw up and D) for him, which means i obviously have come in contact w/ it....I washed my hands everytime and then some, but am worried.
 
Has anyone ever had salmonella poisioining? What signs should i look for???   TIA
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 


quincy
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   Posted 7/18/2008 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi...you should at least be on a good probiotic to keep your digestive tract as strong as possible. Maybe consider it for your son as well.
Poor boy ...I know it can be a horrific thing to go through.

Don't share any towels with your son...give him his own, wash the toilet frequently and the flush handle daily.


I hope the doctor does frequent stool samples.

Be well,
quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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jujub
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   Posted 7/18/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Salmonella is spread through the oral route. Washing your hands is the single most important infection-control measure you can take. Also, make a habit of keeping your hands away from your face. I second the probiotics suggestion also. Be sure your son doesn't share cups, glasses or eating utensils with anyone. You didn't say how old he is; if he's a toddler, be sure to wash any toys you can daily with warm water and soap, then air dry.

I've had salmonella. There was nausea, vomiting and diarrhea as with other intestinal bugs. I also had fever and severe abdominal pain. I was young and in excellent health at the time, and recovered in about three days.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
 
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shannon1
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 369
   Posted 7/18/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks guys! my son is 4 yrs old and has been sick now for 6 days (with one day in the ER for fluids and antibiotics). he is not throwing up or having D right now but his fevr is still pretty high ranging from 102.5-104

I am washing my hands constantly, and have changed bedsheets/towels, ect almost every day now (since we thought he had rotavirus). I have been keeping my 1yr old away from him as much as possible, but i have had to care for him.

Would anyone know the incubation time??? Would i have already got it by now, or can i still get it?
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
 
Meds
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day
 

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