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Amoebic Dysentery In Children
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
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
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
How could you avoid contracting the following diseases: amoebic dysentery, crytoporidiosis, giardiasis?
Kindly advice about proper permanent treatment for shigella amoebic dysentery I am having this problem for the last more 4 - 5 months?
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
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
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
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
Bactrim: Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or Bactrim should be an effective drug for dysentry. Hopefully your doctor obtained a stool culture which gives the name of the infecting organism, and the sensitivities of the germ. Armed with that information in hand, the best therapy can be prescribed. About 10% of people have side effects from Bactrim - if that's you- call the doc back for new recommendations. ...Read more
...: Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat of animals infected with a worm called trichinella. Shigellosis is caused by bacteria called shigella, is passed from person to person and can cause bloody diarrhea. Amebiasis is caused by the parasite entamoeba histolytica. People infected with this parasite don’t always get sick (only 10-20%). ...Read more
Dysentary: Dysentary has blood in stools. Serious situation. ...Read more
Antiparastitic: And good higineantiparasitic medications such as Metronidazole and iodoquinol, are commonly used to treat dysentery caused by amoebiasis. Antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, levofloxacin, or Azithromycin are used to treat the organisms causing bacillary dysentery. People with prolonged diarrhea should consult with their doctor. ...Read more