Symptoms

Most people with a Salmonella infection experience:

  • Diarrhea (that can be bloody)
  • Fever
  • Stomach cramps

Some people may also have nausea, vomiting, or a headache.

Symptoms usually start within 6 hours–4 days after infection and last 4–7 days.

Should I call the doctor?

Call the doctor if you have:

doctor talking to patient
  • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
  • Bloody stools
  • Prolonged vomiting that prevents you from keeping liquids down
  • Signs of dehydration, such as:
    • Making very little urine
    • Dry mouth and throat
    • Dizziness when standing up