Treatment of shigellosis (Shigella)

Learn how shigellosis is diagnosed and treated.

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How shigellosis is diagnosed

Shigellosis is diagnosed by a health care provider through laboratory testing.

If testing shows that you have shigellosis, more testing may determine the:

How shigellosis is treated

Shigellosis symptoms usually last 5 to 7 days. Most people recover on their own without any medical treatment.

If you have shigellosis, you may lose a lot of fluid through vomiting and diarrhea that can lead to dehydration. To protect against dehydration, drink plenty of fluids.

If you think you have illness due to Shigella, contact your health care provider.

They can:

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