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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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Any way to cure dysentery?

Any way to cure dysentery?

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

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What are the tests for dysentery?

Stool examination: There are multiple causes of dysentery. The presence of dysentery can be determined by naked eye examination of stools. The cause of dysentery requires microscopic examination of stools for parasites, such as e histolytica, culture for bacteria and tests for inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dysentery?

What sort of disorder is dysentery?

Diarrhea: Often implies a severe infectious diarrhea from a number of organisms like parasites like ameba. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dysentery?

What are the symptoms of 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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I have dysentery, what should I do to ease the pain?

I have dysentery, what should I do to ease the pain?

Kill the bugs: Dysentery is a serious infection and requires antibiotic treatment.If you have traveled outside the usa please be sure to tell you dr this info! The number of bugs that can cause severe diarrhea is large and many are quite dangerous. ...Read more

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How to get rid of chronic dysentery?

How to get rid of chronic dysentery?

Determine the cause: First of all, determine the cause. Then you know the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's the difference between diarrhea and dysentery?

Diarrhea v infection: Diarrhea is defined as 3 loose bowel movements in a 24 hour period. Dysentery is a severe infection of the intestines usually caused by a bacterial infection such as salmonella, shigella, campylobacter or e coli 0157:h7. ...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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Dysentery (Definition)

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