Medications are not prescribed when your child has salmonella, as it does not decrease the duration of the disease. However, if your child is younger than three years, only then your doctor will prescribe medications to obstruct the disease from spreading to other parts of the body. In older children, if salmonella has spread to bones, brain and blood, medications will then be prescribed.
You should be giving a lot of fluids to your child when he has been affected by these bacteria. If he does not want to intake water, then you can give him ice chips or cubes to suck on. Popsicles are one more way of keeping your children hydrated in an interesting and fun way. If you feel that he or she is extremely dehydrated, your doctor may prescribe intravenous injection of fluids in the body.
Your doctor may also prescribe you over-the-counter medicines to fight fever and body cramps. The doctor will not prescribe medications for diarrhoea as they will only lengthen the diarrhoea. Your child’s intestines should be allowed to clear out on their own.