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Entamoeba Coli Symptoms
No: There is effective treatment for this amoeba and you can be clear of it. However if you are still in the environment where you caught it you could get it again. ...Read more
Nothing: Entamoeba coli is considered a commensal organism that does not cause disease and does not need treatment. ...Read more
No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick. ...Read more
Are there any dietary limitations, to be considered/ while undergoing drug treatment for entamoeba coli? Specifically, is it ok to drink some wine?
See below: Entamoeba coli is generally accepted as a commensal organism that colonizes the colon. It does not cause disease and does not need treatment. The common amoeba pathogen is entamoeba histolytica which is often treated with flagyl (metronadizole). Combining Flagyl with alcohol is to be avoided because of an antibuse like reaction. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with entamoeba coli cysts after a week of chronic diarrhea. Is metronidazole appropriate?
Yes: Entamoeba coli is one of the protozoan parasites shown to produce intestinal infection in humans. The presence of cysts and not trophozoites makes one wonder whether this organism was there only incidentally, but its presence along with the symptoms makes infection probable. Metronidazole will be quite appropriate. Depending upon where you have been would check for other parasites. ...Read more
My baby girl 2 n half yrs old and she diagnosed in urine culture report ecoli. Entamoeba coli, how baby got infection, through water or food?
Entamoeba coli: Entamoeba coli is a non-pathogenic species of ameba that may live in the human gastrointestinal tract. E. Coli (not to be confused with the bacteria escherichia coli). If the e.Coli was from urine culture it was escherichia and may have been causing infection (or not), would need much more information. Good luck. ...Read more
Amebiasis: Amebiasis causes illness in 10- 20% of those infected. It can lead to loose stool, cramps ; abdominal pain. Severe form (dysentery) can lead to fever ; bloody diarrhea. In rare cases it has seeded other parts of the body such as the brain or liver (where it can form an abscess). ...Read more
Entamoeba histolytica Ab, SIgA found in saliva test. Titer cant tell if current/past infection. No symptoms. Dr gave herb sup. Is Antibiotic necessary?
No: If you feel well, ignore both this and what you were told about 'nontoxigenic E coli and strep salivarius' in your stool. I'm not aware of any reason to think that FC-cidal, a weird combination of botanicals, will do you any good. I'd also talk with another physician about these diagnostic methods. This is not a standard way of diagnosing amebiasis. ...Read more
Causes dysentery: Entamoeba histolitica, is a parasite, common in temperate climates, if you visited such a country, infection, causes amoebic dysentery, with slimy diarrhea, though not life threatening, needs to treated, flatly orally is effective, hand washing hygiene, is very important, in preventing spread. Make it stop with you, a chronic sufferer, may be a carrier, . ...Read more
I have been diagnosed, for entamoeba trophozoites for many times I have been treated by Flagyl is there any more effective drug to avoid recurrence?
Recur or persist?: Food and water precautions are best to keep new cases away not drugs. If you are talking about a persistent case, there has been some rare emerging resistance first seen in mexico and bangkok. Higher doses Flagyl are sometimes used with additional medication to clear such cases. Some forms of entamoeba are not the case of diarrhea at all and only along for the ride-get seen. ...Read more
What does entamoeba histolytica look like when in the hands? If I am correct than I would have had it for years is that possible?
Amoebiasis: Have no idea what you are referring to when you say e. Histolytica "in the hands". This parasite produces colitis, following which it may disseminate to other areas of the body, most commonly the liver, lungs, brain, other tissues and can be fatal. The organism can persist in the colon for many years. It produces cysts and trophyozoites which can be seen in the stool microscopically. ...Read more
Treat Entamoeba: If a confirmed diagnosis, standard treatment is Metronidazole orally or iv. Tinidazole or Chloroquine can be substituted. Response to rx usually occurs in 4 days. Most experts recommend the addition of iodoquinol, diloxanide, or paromomycin to eradicate residual amebae in the gut. Be sure there is no pyogenic coinfection. Watch for rare complications of amebic abscesses, as well. ...Read more
I have a colonic entamoeba colicyst, ihave taken metronidazole. Entamoizole, tn, etc but in vain. What can I do to get healthy?
Ask your PMD about Yodoxin (iodoquinol). Usually used in resistant cases
Take 650 mg. Tid x 20 days ...Read more
Parasites seen Ova/cyst cyst of entamoeba histolytica few This is laboratory reports please send me madician name for warms problem?
My Baby stool is diagnosed with ENTAMOEBA HISTOLYTICA CYST in his month 4, now in his 6 month we see blood in his stool, what should we do?
See your doctor: Back for a checkup and stool specimen if the bleeding continues a day or two. ...Read more
Is it possible my lymphosytic colitis is caused by entamoeba histolytica? Treated with IV of metronidazole 2 x day/4 days. 2nd treament/2 wks.
Ha stool test done, results endolimax nana trophozoites, entamoeba hartmanni trophozoites. What is that meant? Where could I got that bacteria?
Amoeba: These are not bacteria but rather amoeba that are found in the intestines of various animals, including the species e. Nana found in humans. Originally thought to be non-pathogenic, studies suggest it can cause intermittent or chronic diarrhea. You most likely acquired this from unsanitary water. ...Read more
No place for herbs: No place for herbs. If confirmed diagnosis, standard treatment is Metronidazole orally or iv. Tinidazole or Chloroquine can be substituted. Response to rx usually occurs in 4 days. Most experts recommend the addition of iodoquinol, diloxanide, or paromomycin to eradicate residual amebae in the gut. Be sure there is no pyogenic coinfection. Watch for rare complications of amebic abscesses, as well. ...Read more
My son's stool analysis shows positive rotavirus and Entamoeba 0 - 1 / HPF. Diarrhea & fever. Does he require any medication or self healing??
Is best treated with a clear liquid diet. There is no specific medication for treatment of Rotavirus. Clear liquids only until diarrhea resolves and then add a BRAT diet:
B = bananas
R = rice
A = applesauce
T = toast (dry - no butter) or saltine crackers
Jello and chicken soup are clear liquids that provide some protein. If signs of dehydration occur, seek medical attention. ...Read more
Diagnosed 2 mos ago w/entamoeba histolytica. Still getting low-grade fever/ill feeling after eating daily (blood sugar ok). Is this part of recovery?
Difficult to answer without knowing more about your history and how you acquired amebiasis and your initial
symptoms. Would not expect fever and malaise 2 months after treatment. You need to consult your physician and consider an ultrasound of the liver to look for an amebic liver abscess. ...Read more
Metronidazole: Amebic colitis is treated with flagyl (metronidazole) 750mg. By mouth three times a day for 5-10 days followed by a luminal (phenobarbital) agent--paromomycin 30 mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses per day for 5-10 days or diloxanide furoate 500 mg by mouth 3 times a day for 10 days. ...Read more