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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dysentery (Overview)

Dysentery is a severe irritation of the digestive tract, causing stomach pain and diarrhea. This is usually caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, or small parasites.


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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%). ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
907 doctors shared insights

Dysentery (Overview)

Dysentery is a severe irritation of the digestive tract, causing stomach pain and diarrhea. This is usually caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, or small parasites.


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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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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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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How to get rid of chronic dysentery ?

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