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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dysentery (Overview)

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.


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How does thricuris dysentery syndrome differ from shigellosis and amebic dysentery!

How does thricuris dysentery syndrome differ from shigellosis and amebic dysentery!

...: 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%).

Dr. Oscar Novick
911 Doctors shared insights

Dysentery (Overview)

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.


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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.

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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.

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What are the tests for dysentery?

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.

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Can alcohol cause dysentery nd deep brown colored stool? ?

Bowels: Nope. Not in any way. It can make things worse because it is dehydrating. But any physician would speak frankly to you in this situation and tell you that it is unwise to be consuming alcohol when you are this ill.

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial dysentery?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial dysentery?

Yes: Pepto bismal and oral hydration (drinking fluids) can be used but an antibiotic is more effective.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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What is fuch dysentery? I hope I got this complication correct. Is it true that in the worst scenario, I may need a cornea transplant?

What is fuch dysentery? I hope I got this complication correct. Is it true that in the worst scenario, I may need a cornea transplant?

Fuchs' dystrophy: This is a rare progressive degenerative disorder that effects the cornea-- the transparent front surface of eye--& causes loss of vision. It has a genetic component & results in corneal swelling: causing blurred vision, worse in the morning but which gradually lasts longer through the day & becoming more severe, often w/ associated pain. Treatment, including surgery, is helpful.

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At 11 weeks my baby had PCV1 & Rotarix 1st dose. He suffered from dysentery, vomiting next 5 days. As side effects Can I skip the vaccines 2nd doses?

At 11 weeks my baby had PCV1 & Rotarix 1st dose. He suffered from dysentery, vomiting next 5 days. As side effects Can I skip the vaccines 2nd doses?

Side effects: What you describe is not an expected side effect from vaccines. Also, it is never a good idea to delay vaccines. I would suggest you sit down with your health care giver and discuss.

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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).

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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.

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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

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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.

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Can you tell me about dysentery?

Can you tell me about dysentery?

Dysentery: Dysentery is diarrhea which contains blood. Other symptoms often include fever, abdominal pain, and the feeling that you have to poop. Unfortunately dysentery is quite dangerous and if you have that, you should see a doctor today.

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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.

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What sort of disorder is dysentery?

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

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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