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Need more info: If diagnosed early most parasitic infections and be treated successfully. Death, although rare, can occur if diagnosis is delayed and treatment started too late. ...Read more
I was looking at the news and i heard a teen had something call brain eating amoeba what. Kind of disease is that and how do u get it pleaz help?
How long does it take for a brain eating amoeba or any other amoeba to reach your brain from your nose and start doing what it does like feeding?
PAM: You might be thinking of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (pam), an infection from amoebas that can live in warm (above 85 degrees f) freshwater lakes, rivers, and some hot springs. Symptoms start in 1-7 days after exposure, but exposure is more common than disease. Inhaling infested water allows the infective trophozoite to cross from nose into brain. Ruptured eardrums provide another path. ...Read more
Not likely: This actually is an interesting question. There are no guarantees in life and you could get an amoeba at any time. However, it would be really unlikely with first potable and then filtered water. I would assume you are using clean municipal water and then extra filtering it with Brita. So, the risk is low, but there are just no guarantees: nothing in medicine is ever 100% ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What type of symptoms and how severe would they be after getting infected by brain eating amoeba, 8 days after infection?
Asking Questions: You are asking a question that could take up a whole textbook to answer. It is always better here to give us your symptoms without an 'internet' diagnosis and see how we respond to this with the most common possibilities. ...Read more