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Candida Intestinal Infection Symptoms
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The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Depends on organism.: Medicines are generally the treatment for intestinal infections. The medicine could be an antibiotic, an antidiarrheal or an antiparasitic medication. The specific choice depends upon the infecting organism. In the case of most mild intestinal infections, viruses are the cause and time is the best cure. ...Read more
What is intestinal infection? What is intestinal infection and how do woman get this type of infection? Is this dangerous?
An : An intestinal infection is an infection of the small or large bowel caused by a bacteria, virus or a parasites. These are usually transmitted via the fecal/oral route which means that someone ingests the bacteria, virus or parasite from the feces of another infected person. This could be through contaminated water or food or poor hygiene (handwashing) by the infected person. There is another type of intestinal infection called c. Difficile which can be caused by antibiotic use. The antibiotic kills off the good protective bacteria in the gut allowing c. Difficile bacteria to grow and cause illness. How dangerous the infection is depends on what is causing the illness, the health and age of the person who is sick, and their access to care if they need it. Intestinal infections and diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death in the third world, but is rarely a cause of death here in the us. ...Read more
Does metronidazole really helpful for any kind of intestinal infection because it's widely used nowadays for this purpose?best regard.
Not every kind...: Metronidazole is pretty great for many different intestinal infections, but is not appropriate for ALL types. For example, it's the drug of choice for C.diff infection, intestinal anaerobic infections, amebiasis, and protozoal infection like Giardia. But it's not effective against infections like Shigella, Salmonella, or Cholera, which would require a different antibiotic. ...Read more
I had intestinal infection 2 weeks ago, i took cefix,duspatalin,metrodinazole, now im having back pain and chest tightness when deep breath, any cause?
Doc told me tht I have IBS gave me prebiotics but still my soft stools haven't improved. and I also had e coli intestinal infection?
IBS: I would doubt E Colin as a cause. Generally speaking this is either an acute infection or associated with a change in location where there are differen subtypes of E Coli in the environment. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. You should be tested tor parasites, celiac disease, IBD food allergies. Try increasing your dietary fiber intake and see if it helps ...Read more
Had serious intestinal infection. Not sure if tapeworm, parasites, etc. Given cipro, (ciprofloxacin) got better, but lingering issues into adulthood. Any connection?
Below: You will need an exam and stool analysis to get an answer. Call and discuss this with your regular DR> ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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