Over 200 million eggs have been recalled due to reports of salmonella poisoning. Many of those eggs were sold in Florida. The contaminated eggs are said to have led to several hospitalizations. Florida consumers should know the signs and symptoms of salmonella poisoning so that they can seek treatment before hospitalization is needed.
What is Salmonella Poisoning
Salmonella poisoning is caused by the consumption of food that is contaminated with bacterial pathogens. When consumed, the bacterial pathogens establish themselves in the GI tract and release toxins into the body.
Symptoms of Salmonella Poisoning
Symptoms often appear about 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Symptoms include abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Most cases of salmonella poisoning will pass on their own and don’t require anything more than drinking more fluids and getting plenty of rest.
However, some cases can become severe and lead to dehydration. This is often due to excessive or prolonged vomiting and the patient’s inability to keep fluids down. In these situations, patients should seek prompt treatment from an urgent care provider. An urgent care provider, such as the providers at Cape Coral Urgent Care, will usually administer fluids via IV to rehydrate the patient. The provider may also prescribe anti-nausea medication to prevent vomiting and help the patient consume additional fluids.
If you suspect salmonella poisoning and would like to speak to a physician, call Cape Coral Urgent Care at (239) 360-2638. We are open from 8am until 9pm.