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Can you get amoeba from rainwater?

Can you get amoeba from rainwater?

Unlikely: Free-living amoebae usually exist in fresh water ponds, lakes, springs or in the soil. Rainwater falling from the sky is very unlikely to contain amoebae. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My pastor have a amoeba he is in the bed almost 2 day pls give me some advise. How to heal !

My pastor have a amoeba he is in the bed almost 2 day pls give me some advise. How to heal !

Amoebiasis: You do not indicate what type of amoebic infection he has and whether it is confined to the intestinal tract or is systemic and the treatment will vary depending upon this. The best thing to do is to have him seen by a doctor and evaluated and treated correctly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does amoeba in urine indicate?

What does amoeba in urine indicate?

Complex Answer: Essentially a pathogen can thrive in the urinary tract (via the amoeba) for quite a few different reasons (for example, from a kidney abcess). Without a clinical correlation to these findings - it doesn't mean much. However, it is of concern because amoebae can harbor many different types of pathogens. Attached is a great article which should help: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC274 ...Read more

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Is there a possibility of having amoeba in urine? If yes, what are the symptoms?

Is there a possibility of  having amoeba in urine? If yes, what are the symptoms?

Trichomonas: Amoeba is rare but anything is possible; more probable is trichomonas, which is also a parasite thast looks like ameba & is easily treated with flagyl, an antibiotic. There is treatment for ameba also but is rare in the urine because ameba dont stick to the bladder wall & trichomonas does. ...Read more

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Is an amoeba in brain contagious?

Is an amoeba in brain contagious?

Naegleria Fowleri ?: Naegleria fowleri is sometimes called a brain eating amoeba. It can cause meingoencephalitis which is a very serious infection that usually ends in death. ...Read more