E. coli: Escherichia coli 0157:H7, E. coli 0157:H7 (cont.)
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Self-Care at Home
In general, the majority of E. coli 0157:H7 infections are self-limited and require no treatment. However, the person should stay well-hydrated with oral fluids; if this is not possible, medical care should be obtained. In addition, investigators caution people not to use left-over antibiotics or other medicines such as atropine and diphenoxylate (Lomotil) as these may worsen the disease and trigger complications.
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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