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Doctor insights on: Entamoeba Histolytica Infection In Children

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I'm curious. What symptoms go along with entamoeba histolytica infection?

I'm curious. What symptoms go along with entamoeba histolytica infection?

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

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Infection (Definition)

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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What do you recommend for entamoeba histolytica infection?

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

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What's the most effective way to treat entamoeba histolytica infection?

Several: Metronidazole (flagyl) is good, tinidazole, iodoquinol and other antiparasitics are available. Most readily, metronidazole. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for entamoeba histolytica infection?

Are there safe alternative therapies for entamoeba histolytica infection?

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

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Entamoeba histolytica Ab,SIgA found in saliva test. Titer cant tell if current/past infection. No symptoms. Dr gave herb sup. Is Antibiotic necessary?

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

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Can i treat cyst of entamoeba histolytica?

Can i treat cyst of entamoeba histolytica?

Don't self- treat.: Do you have an abscess related to an E. Histolytica infection? E. Histolytica needs to be evaluated by a physician and is treated with one or more antibiotics (requires prescriptions). ...Read more

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What to do if I have a probelm with entamoeba histolytica cyst I need help please?

What to do if I have a probelm with entamoeba histolytica cyst I need help please?

Treatment for ameba : Medical treatment is flatly,however the ameba,can infect liver,causing. Abscesses ,not necessarily cysts,MRI or ct indicated on suspicion,,infectious disease in tropical medicine will help,also go to CDC Hope I was helpful. ...Read more

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Are entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli the same pathogen?

No: The latter creature usually causes no problems. The former can make you quite sick. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How does the transmission of entamoeba histolytica happen?

How does the transmission of entamoeba histolytica happen?

Transmission. water: A tropical disease,transmitted commonly by water,food,from carriers ,not washing hands,hence by ingestion, ...Read more

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What is the difference between entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli?

What is the difference between entamoeba histolytica and entamoeba coli?

One is bad: E histolytica causes amebic dysentery and can cause liver abscesses, E coli is normal part of colon. . ...Read more

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Parasites seen Ova/cyst cyst of entamoeba histolytica few This is laboratory reports please send me madician name for warms problem?

Here's some info...: The Center for Disease Control (CDC) website posts the following on the subject, which may address your treatment questions: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/amebiasis/ ...Read more

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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?

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?

Liver abscess?: 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

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What is the treatment for entamoeba coli infection?

Nothing: Entamoeba coli is considered a commensal organism that does not cause disease and does not need treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are the treatments of fungal infection in children?

What are the treatments of fungal infection in children?

Where ?: To get the most from this site you need to appropriate provide background information & ask a clear related question. A kid could get a fungal infection on their skin, scalp, in their blood, lungs, sinuses or brain. Each would be approached differently. You are welcome to start over & be more specific. Your posts are not linked & go out to the site at random. ...Read more

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Are schools a major source of MRSA infection in children?

Are schools a major source of MRSA infection in children?

Yes: Mrsa may not necessarily be found in schools but any public area is a potential site for harboring this infection. One such site in schools especially is gyms- and on dirty gym equipment such as football gear that is not cleaned properly. ...Read more

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What is the most frequent salivary gland infection in children?

What is the most frequent salivary gland infection in children?

Parotitis: The parotid gland (and to a lesser extent, the submandibular gland) can become infected, sometimes in association with a salivary stone. An entity of "recurrent parotitis of childhood" is a relatively common cause of repeated salivary infections in kids. Sometimes it isn't the gland itself, but a lymph node in the gland that is what is infected. ...Read more

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How to distinguish between viral and bacterial sinus infection in children?

How to distinguish between viral and bacterial sinus infection in children?

Sinuses are 4 : sets of air-filled, mucous membrane-lined pockets near nasal passages that don't develop fully until adolescence. 2 sets are small, but present at birth; 1 set begins to develop at 7 yrs. & 1 in adolescence. Suspect bacterial sinusitis in a child with a 10-14 day history of viral or allergic nasal congestion, fever, green nasal discharge & headache. See www.entnet.org/content/pediatric-sinusitis. ...Read more

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What are some herbal treatments for sinus infection in children?

Depends: On the age of the child and whether its sinus congestion or sinus infection. Sinus infections when serious rarely resolve with supportive care alone. Congestion on the other hand can improve significantly though temporarily with eucalyptus and/or peppermint. These measures should be avoided in young children. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the herbal treatments for sinus infection in children?

Can you please tell me the herbal treatments for sinus infection in children?

Try xylitol solution: I don't know of any herbal remedies, but if the child can inhale a solution of xylitol and warm water (1/4 tsp xylitol in a pint of warm water) into his nose _ not into lungs, that should help by making to bacteria slippery and easier to get oit of the body. Gargling may help too. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can primary koch's infection in children develop even if it is not transmitted by another person?

Help plz! Can primary koch's infection in children develop even if it is not transmitted by another person?

Koch's infx/TB: Tuberculosis just doesn't develop - you catch it from someone who is infected. It is only transmitted human to human, so you need to be exposed to someone who either has an active case or is a carrier. Many people worldwide are unaware they are infected, are asymptomatic carriers. That's why when someone is diagnosed with TB, everyone around them they've had contact with need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What's the different between Cefdinir to any other antibiotics for sinus infection in children? Any side effect?

What's the different between Cefdinir to any other antibiotics for sinus infection in children? Any side effect?

Sinusitis: cefdinir,a third generation cephalosporin, is good for acute bacterial sinusitis, although for chronic sinusitis might not be as effective, as longer duration is needed and a broader antibiotic spectrum, side effects not that common, diarrhea, pruritus, and others, caution if hypersensitive to the drug, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Amebiasis (Definition)

A parasitic infection of the intestines caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica. Symptoms of amebiasis include loose stool, abdominal ...Read more