How do you treat cholera?
In severe cases, where a large amount of fluid is lost through vomiting and diarrhoea, rapid fluid replacement is immediately required.
Patients can drink an oral rehydration solution (ORS), which is pre-packaged sugar and salts mixed with water, or if required, intravenous fluids (i.e. drips) and electrolytes (salts) may be administered though a needle in a vein.
Antibiotics may also be used to shorten the duration of symptoms.
Before administering treatment see your healthcare professional who will assess your situation.
Sources & Citations
5. NSW Health. Cholera Factsheet. Available at: www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/cholera.aspx [Accessed 26 February 2020].
SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0130(2)a - Date of preparation March 2020Show All