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Doctor insights on: Amoebic Dysentery In Children

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What is amoebic dysentery and cure?

What is amoebic dysentery and cure?

Dysentery broadly: Rrefers to gastrointestinal disorders characterized by inflammation of the intestines, chiefly the colon. The world health organization (who) defines dysentery as any episode of diarrhea in which blood is present in loose, watery stools.

Antibiotic medications that are effective in the treatment of dysentery caused by bacterial organisms include: ceftriaxone, , ciprofloxacin, sulfa, flagel. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Home remedies for amoebic dysentery in toddlers.?

Home remedies for amoebic dysentery in toddlers.?

Papaya seeds but...: Papaya seeds have been found to be surprisingly effective for many parasites, including amoeba. You can try 1 tsp of ground papaya seeds in a smoothie once a week for 3 weeks. But amoebiasis can be serious & hard to eradicate. I don't know if papaya seeds treat the cyst form, so consider pharmaceuticals, though the best for amoeba, timdamax, is not advised for toddlers. Please retest to see if it worked! ...Read more

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What is the right medication for amoebic dysentery?

What is the right medication for amoebic dysentery?

Bug drugs: Metronidazole or tinidazole initially
iodoquinol, paromomycin, or diloxanide furoate subsequently for cyst eradication.

Your doctor will need to prescribe them after he/she evaluates your condition. ...Read more

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What can be done to avoid contracting amoebic dysentery?

What can be done to avoid contracting amoebic dysentery?

Food/water safety: When traveling in areas where amebiasis is common, make sure to drink only bottled, boiled, or purified water. Hot food should be hot, and you should avoid unpeeled raw fruits or vegetables. Amebiasis can also be transmitted through sex, especially if there is contact with fecal matter (e.g. Through rimming). ...Read more

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How could you avoid contracting the following diseases: amoebic dysentery, crytoporidiosis, giardiasis?

How could you avoid contracting the following diseases: amoebic dysentery, crytoporidiosis, giardiasis?

Good Hygiene and...: Good handwashing and be careful of the water. These diseases are spread thru feces and sewage. ...Read more

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What is difference between amoebic dysentery and bacillary dysentery?

What is difference between amoebic dysentery and bacillary dysentery?

Parasite v. bacteria: Amebic dysentery is cause by entamoeba histolytica, a parasite. Bacillary dysentery is caused by shigella, a bacteria. The treatments are different. ...Read more

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Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery?

Are very foul smelling loose stools in infants without fever, mucus or blood a sign of Amoebic dysentery?

Amoeba Shmomoeba...: Think about it this way: Whatever is causing the diarrhea, an infant is very sensitive to fluid loss, and other losses too. So if it has been excessive and persistent and the baby won't take enough fluids by mouth to compensate for the losses (dry mouth, decreased tears and urine volume, acting cranky and tired), it's time to see a doctor. Let him figure out the cause, whether amoeba or just a virus ...Read more

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What method is used tp distinguish amoebic from bacillary dysentery?

What method is used tp distinguish amoebic from bacillary dysentery?

Two different ways: For bacterial infections such as shigella, the diagnosis is made by culture of the stool.. Amoebiasis is often diagnosed by finding parasites under a microscope. An antibody blood test helps to confirm the diagnosis of amoebic dysentery or liver abscess. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of amoebic dysentry? How can you avoid getting it?

What is the main cause of amoebic dysentry? How can you avoid getting it?

Amoebic dysentery: May be caused by Entamoeba histolytica. Use good hygiene / sanitation. Avoid water/ food which may be infected with human feces. ...Read more

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Dysentery in children below 2 years. What are the remedy and precautions to take?

See a pediatrician: Dehydration, depletion of electrolytes, dissemination of the organism beyond the lumen of the gut, damage to the intestinal tract. Much depends on what you are calling 'dysentery' and the causative organism. See a pediatrician and hope baby stays well. ...Read more

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Does ofloxacin work children dysentery? Is it the recommended treatment?

Yes and no: Fluoroquinolones including Ofloxacin are indicated to treat multiply resistant shigellosis. However, almost all cases found in United States are susceptible to ceftriaxone. Side effect affecting soft tissues, e.g., tendon rupture, limit the use of "floxacin" in children under 17 years of age. ...Read more

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How do you treat dysentery?

How do you treat dysentery?

Dysentery: Dysentery is usually treated with oral hydration. For severe dehydration, intravenous fluids may be required. Most start with a clear diet and then workup to a BRAT diet. Medications may be used for nausea & vomiting. Sometimes diarrhea medications like loperamind or Lomotil might be prescribed. Because dysentery could be caused by viruses, protozoa, parasites or bacteria it will be determined ...Read more

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Which insect cause dysentery?

Which insect cause dysentery?

No direct cause: There's no insect that directly causes dysentery. Dysentery is caused by certain bacteria or parasites that get ingested, usually in food. However, it's possible that flies could transfer those parasites from infected stool to food. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of chronic dysentery?

What are symptoms of chronic dysentery?

Bloody diarrhea: Dysentery is blood in liquid stools. Additional symptoms include, abdominal pain, cramps, vomiting, fever, dehydration etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if you get dysentery?

What are the symptoms if you get dysentery?

Bloody diarrhea: Dysentery by defintion is blood in liquid stools. A person may also have abdominal pain, cramps, fever, vomiting, dehydration, weakness etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated dysentery?

Bloody diarrhea: Dysentery by defintion is blood in liquid stools. A person may also have abdominal pain, cramps, fever, vomiting, dehydration, weakness etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dysentery?

What is the definition or description of: Dysentery?

Dysentery: Dysentery = inflammatory disorder of intestines. It is a gastroenteritis that can caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or protozoa & be accompanied by fever, bloody diarrhea & abdominal pain. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between schistosomal dysentery and e. histolityca dysentery?

How to differentiate between schistosomal dysentery and e. histolityca dysentery?

Diarrhea: Without examining the stool under a microscope, there is no way to tell the difference. Nothing about the pattern will give it away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can bananas treat dysentery?

Bananas are often: Part of a BRAT diet which is food which can be easily tolerated. But is is not an actual treatment for dysentery. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dysentery (Definition)

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