Enterovirulent E. coli (EEC) - Self-Care

After receiving a diagnosis of an enterovirulent E. coli infection, what at-home care methods did you use?

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How is self-care at home done for enterovirulent E. coli?

The majority of enterovirulent E. coli (EEC) infections are self-limited; they require no treatment except to keep the person well hydrated (oral hydration). This is especially the case for children and the elderly, who may quickly dehydrate during home care. If the person is unable to be stay well hydrated at home, medical care should be sought. Most health care professionals warn people not to treat patients at home with any "left-over" antibiotics or over-the-counter drugs such as diphenoxylate and atropine (Lomotil), because such treatment may make the symptoms worse and cause complications (see complications section).

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