Treatment for E. coli infection
How are E. coli infections treated?
In most infected individuals, symptoms of a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infection last about a week and resolve without any long-term problems. [1, 42]
Antibiotics do not improve the illness, and some medical researchers believe that these medications can increase the risk of developing HUS. [43, 66] Therefore, apart from supportive care, such as close attention to hydration and nutrition, there is no specific therapy to halt E. coli symptoms.  The recent finding that E. coli O157:H7 initially speeds up blood coagulation may lead to future medical therapies that could forestall the most serious consequences.  Most individuals who do not develop HUS recover within two weeks. [33, 42]
For information about treatment for HUS, see www.about-HUS.com.