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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial dysentery?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial dysentery?

Yes: Pepto bismal and oral hydration (drinking fluids) can be used but an antibiotic is more effective. ...Read more

Bloody Diarrhea (Definition)

Bloody diarreha results when the intestinal wall is irritated. You will see red blood in your poop. This can be from an infection, chronic disease, or trauma. If you develop bloody diarrhea with or without fever go to your ...Read more


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How do you get bacterial dysentery?

How do you get bacterial dysentery?

Fecal contamination: Fecal contamination of food and drink is the usual way for acquiring the causative organisms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bacterial dysentery?

See below: Dysentery is severe diarrhea with passage of mucous and blood. Bacterial dysentery is dysentery caused by enteric pathogenic bacteria such as shigella, enteroinvasive e. Coli and campylocbacter. ...Read more

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Where was bacterial dysentery found?

Where was bacterial dysentery found?

Developing countries: Shigellosis is endemic throughout the world where it is held responsible for some 120 million cases of severe dysentery with blood and mucus in the stools, the overwhelming majority of which occur in developing countries and involve children less than five years of age. About 1.1 million people were estimated to die from shigella infection each year, with 60% of the deaths occurring in children un. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bacterial dysentery?

What are the tests for bacterial dysentery?

Culture and toxin: Stool is tested by culture and for the presence of toxins, e.g.C diff toxin. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bacterial dysentery.?

Describe the features of bacterial dysentery.?

Diarrhea: Bacterial dysentery is serious and can be life threatening. It would present with persistent diarrhea, sometimes bloody. It is almost always responsive to appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to do differential diagnosis between ameobic and bacterial dysentery? And also recommend me good diagnosis book to study ?

How to do differential diagnosis between ameobic and bacterial dysentery? And also recommend me good diagnosis book to study ?

Ameba vs bacteria: bacterial dysentery may be self limited- sometimes caused by shigella in unhygienic places. Ameoba dysentery is an infection of the intestine (gut) caused by Entamoeba histolytica, which, among other things, can cause severe diarrhoea,through contaminated food and water. It is from Amoebae spread by forming infective cysts which can be found in stools and spread to whoever touches it. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial viaginosis?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for bacterial viaginosis?

No: But after good treatment, the best treatment is excellent hygiene and use of just-in-case small doses of the antibiotic cream used to treat it in the first place...After sex and after a loose bm. The acid level of semen encourages the bacteria to grow, and a source of the infection van be a loose bm hard to get clean from. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Are there any over-the-counter treatments for bacterial vaginosis?

Currently none: Candida (fungal) vaginitis can be treated with otc such as vagisil/monistat etc..But there is no otc med available to treat bv, yet. I think that the vaginal suppository form of Flagyl should someday become available otc for treatment of bv. I would suggest consulting your doc for work-up and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Bacterial Dysentery (Definition)

Dysentery is severe diarrhea with passage of mucous and blood. Bacterial dysentery is dysentery caused by enteric pathogenic bacteria such as shigella, enteroinvasive ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dysentery (Definition)

Dysentery is a severe irritation of the digestive tract, causing stomach pain and diarrhea. This is usually caused by infection with bacteria, ...Read more