E. coli Infection | Treatment

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How is the infection treated?

There is no special treatment, except drinking a lot of water and watching for complications. Don't take medicine to stop diarrhea unless your doctor tells you to. This medicine would keep your intestines from getting rid of the E. coli germ. If you are seriously dehydrated, you might need to go to the hospital to have fluids put into your veins with an IV.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/11
Created: 05/99

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