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How Long Should Dysentery Last
Kindly advice about proper permanent treatment for shigella amoebic dysentery
i am having this problem for the last more 4 - 5 months ?
Have dysentery since about 10hrs, food doesn't need longer than 30mins to "come back". Additional I got a sore throat.
Should I take it serious?
Not serious: Ride it out with OTC (over the counter ) meds for diarrhea.Probably a viral illness. ...Read more
Mild fever over last 48 hours (99-102). No cold/flu symptoms. Mild dull pain in middle of abdomen. No dysentery, but daily motion is loose. Have also noticed my diastolic pressure up over past 2 wks.
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:
nausea with or without vomiting
those will be address by taking the medcation needed to control the infection. ...Read more
Diarrhea: Without examining the stool under a microscope, there is no way to tell the difference. Nothing about the pattern will give it away. Good luck. ...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
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
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