Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Shigella Gastroenteritis Treatment

Shigella infection usually resolves over 5 to 7 days. Maintaining adequate fluid intake to avoid dehydration may be all that is necessary if symptoms are mild. General measures for a shigella infection usually includes plenty of liquids and medications to control vomiting. More severe shigella infections can be shortened with antibiotics, but symptoms may continue for 1-2 weeks after treatment.

Treatment options for shigella infection include:

Shigella Gastroenteritis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat a shigella infection:

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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