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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
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
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
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
Could be bad: The most common symptoms of dysentery are related to disturbances of the digestive system and include: abdominal bloating abdominal pain bloody diarrhea flatulence nausea with or without vomiting those will be address by taking the medcation needed to control the infection. ...Read more
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 if antibiotics or medications to treat parasites, etc. are indicated.
Varies: With the organism causing the syndrome. In some the damage is by toxins to the mucosa and alteration of the secretory capacity of cells. In others there is invasion and damage to the surface cells of the colon, and in some there may be involvement of the lymphatics and may get into the bloodstream. ...Read more
Yes: Dysentery is a severe infection with the passage of mucous and blood and is usually caused by a bacterial infection such as salmonella, shigella, campylobacter of e coli 0157:h7. If these are treated with the appropriat antibiotics (in the case of salmonella and e. Coli antibiotics are usually not used and they resolve spontaneously) they can be totally cured. ...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
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
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
...: 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