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Treatment

If you have a mild infection, you should get better quickly without taking medicine. If you need to be treated, your healthcare provider usually will prescribe an antibiotic such as ampicillin or ciprofloxacin. Antidiarrheal medicines may make the illness worse because they do stop the diarrhea, but do not kill the bacteria in your intestine.

Last Updated January 19, 2012