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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...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 do you treat dysentery?

How do you treat dysentery?

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

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Which insect cause dysentery?

Which insect cause dysentery?

No direct cause: There's no insect that directly causes dysentery. Dysentery is caused by certain bacteria or parasites that get ingested, usually in food. However, it's possible that flies could transfer those parasites from infected stool to food. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about dysentery?

Can you tell me about dysentery?

Dysentery: Dysentery is diarrhea which contains blood. Other symptoms often include fever, abdominal pain, and the feeling that you have to poop.
Unfortunately dysentery is quite dangerous and if you have that, you should see a doctor today. ...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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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 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 are symptoms of chronic dysentery?

What are symptoms of chronic 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 are the symptoms if you get dysentery?

What are the symptoms if you get dysentery?

Bloody diarrhea: Dysentery by defintion is blood in liquid stools. A person may also have abdominal pain, cramps, fever, vomiting, dehydration, weakness etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated dysentery?

What are the symptoms associated dysentery?

Bloody diarrhea: Dysentery by defintion is blood in liquid stools. A person may also have abdominal pain, cramps, fever, vomiting, dehydration, weakness etc. ...Read more

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How can I address the symptoms of dysentery?

How can I address the symptoms of dysentery?

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

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How many people have been killed by dysentery?

Millions& Millions: Millions and millions (billions?) and from many types of dysentery. No quantifiable number to give you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with dysentery?

Dysentery: Dysentery or the "bloody flux" really is bloody diarrhea although we generally require mucus in the stool with tenesmus, crampy pain while passing the diarrhea. It is classically associated with shigellosis. ...Read more

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Can you suggest where i can find dysentery reports?

Dysentery Reports: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports from the CDC in the U.S. can be searched for information on dysentery in general and for specific circumstances. ...Read more

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I have dysentery, what should I do to ease the pain?

I have dysentery, what should I do to ease the pain?

Kill the bugs: Dysentery is a serious infection and requires antibiotic treatment.If you have traveled outside the usa please be sure to tell you dr this info!the number of bugs that can cause severe diarrhea is large and many are quite dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dysentery?

What is the definition or description of: Dysentery?

Dysentery: Dysentery = inflammatory disorder of intestines. It is a gastroenteritis that can caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or protozoa & be accompanied by fever, bloody diarrhea & abdominal pain. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between schistosomal dysentery and e. histolityca dysentery ?

How to differentiate between schistosomal dysentery and e. histolityca dysentery ?

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

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Can bananas treat dysentery?

Bananas are often: part of a BRAT diet which is food which can be easily tolerated. But is is not an actual treatment for dysentery. ...Read more

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How effective are IV fluids for treating dysentery?

How effective are IV fluids for treating dysentery?

Life saving: Fluid repletion is critical in dysentery since most of the patients who do not survive go eventually in renal failure. Only few types benefit from antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you get dysentery from dishes that are not rinsed thoroughly?

Can you get dysentery from dishes that are not rinsed thoroughly?

Yes: If the dishes are not washed or rinsed properly, bacteria could grow on remaining food particles. If you then ingest them, you could get sick with dysentery or diarrhea being one of the possible symptoms. ...Read more

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How effective is sulfamethoxazole_/_trimethoprim (Bactrim) for treating dysentery?

How effective is sulfamethoxazole_/_trimethoprim (Bactrim) for treating dysentery?

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

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What is amoebic dysentery and cure?

What is amoebic dysentery and cure?

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

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How effective is fluid replacement for treating dysentery?

How effective is fluid replacement for treating dysentery?

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 if antibiotics or medications to treat parasites, etc. are indicated.
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What are the histopathological changes in dysentery syndrome?

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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dysentery (Definition)

Dysentery = inflammatory disorder of intestines. It is a gastroenteritis that can caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, or protozoa & be accompanied by fever, bloody ...Read more