Shigella infection can be easily managed. Often it gets better on its own, but sometimes you will require antibiotics.
Visit your doctor (GP) or local sexual health clinic. You can contact Unity here for an appointment.
You should also:
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Not go back to work until Shigella has been ruled out by a doctor, especially if work involved handling food or contact with patients.
- Not have sex until 1 week after symptoms have settled.
- Avoid sharing towels.
- Avoid swimming pools/spas/hot tubs until 1 week after symptoms have settled.