Treatment of campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter)

Learn how campylobacteriosis is diagnosed and treated.

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How to diagnose campylobacteriosis

Campylobacteriosis is diagnosed by a health care provider through laboratory testing, usually of a stool sample.

How to treat campylobacteriosis

Campylobacteriosis symptoms usually last 2 to 5 days. In some cases, they can last up to 10 days. However, most people recover on their own without any medical treatment.

If you have campylobacteriosis, you may lose fluids through diarrhea or vomiting. If you have these symptoms:

  • drink plenty of water and fluids
  • contact your health care provider, who can monitor your illness

In severe cases, patients may need:

  • treatment with prescription drugs
  • to be given fluids intravenously (by inserting a needle into a vein)

Your health care provider may give you medication if you are part of a high-risk group.

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