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
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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