Top 20 Doctor insights on: Natural cures for shigellosis

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Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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Are the symptoms of shigellosis bad?

Amanda Xi Dr. Xi
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Are the symptoms of shigellosis bad?

Varies: Symptoms of shigellosis can include high fever, abdominal cramps and bloody, mucoid diarrhea. The severity varies and depends on which group of the organism you are infected with. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Shigellosis (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella (shih-GEHL-uh). Most who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to the bacteria. Shigellosis usually resolves in ...Read more


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Does shigellosis = gastroenteritis?

Does shigellosis = gastroenteritis?

A type: Shigella is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever, vomiting. It can occassionally cause a seizure. It is also treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get shigellosis?

Shigellosis: Shigella species are a common cause of bacterial diarrhea worldwide, particularly in developing countries. Shigella organisms are more resistant to stomach acid than other bacteria. Therefore, it takes relatively few organisms to cause disease. Shigellosis can result from contaminated food and water and person-to-person spread (shaking hands). ...Read more

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How likely is it to die from shigellosis?

Depends.....: Is the person really old or very young? Are there problems with the person's immune system? What part of the world is the person being treated? Shigellosis epidemics in third world countries can be associated with 5–15% fatality rates. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my shigellosis go away?

Couple days: Shigellosis symptoms will generally resolve in 24 to 48 hours with propper antibiotics, but antibiotic therapy usually needs to continue for 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for shigellosis diarrhea?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for shigellosis diarrhea?

Antibiotics: Previously, antibiotics such as tetracycline, Ampicillin and co-trimoxazole were effective, but resistance is now a problem. Fluoroquinolones such as norfloxacin, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, Azithromycin and Ceftriaxone are effective, depending on the resistance patterns in the area/country. ...Read more

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How does thricuris dysentery syndrome differ from shigellosis and amebic dysentery!

...: Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat of animals infected with a worm called trichinella. Shigellosis is caused by bacteria called shigella, is passed from person to person and can cause bloody diarrhea. Amebiasis is caused by the parasite entamoeba histolytica. People infected with this parasite don’t always get sick (only 10-20%). ...Read more

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4 years old daughter's stool dr report Trace of blood Wbc and rbc >20 No parasites. Mucous +2 Is dis shigellosis?

4 years old daughter's stool dr report Trace of blood Wbc and rbc >20 No parasites. Mucous +2 Is dis shigellosis?

Cannot say: You list some partial results to stool testing. It takes a stool culture or special enzyme tests to confirm shigellosis. The results you have submitted are not specific to any diagnosis. ...Read more

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Natural cures for gastritis?

Natural cures for gastritis?

Short Fasts: Best treatment for acute or chronic gastritis starts with periods of short fasts, it may be enough for three days for acute gastritis
during the fasts fresh fruit juices may be taken. It gives the stomach some rest to recover from the inflammation.You can also take over the counter antacids to suppress acid in the stomach.
There are many home remedies suggested like tamarind water, buttermilk
bland d. ...Read more

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Are there natural cures for trich?

Are there natural cures for trich?

Nope: No natural remedies will cure trichomonas. It needs a prescription antibiotic, either metronidazole or tinidazole. Trich is sexually transmitted, so infected women's sex partners also need to be treated. ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures for pa?

Depends: Is this a condition in your father (pa)? Does it affect your mother (ma)? Probably needs more information to discuss this. ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures for mania?

Are there any natural cures for mania?

Well, yes: The oldest and best known treatment to prevent mania--lithium--is a naturally-occurring mineral salt whose therapeutic benefits were first applied to kidney stones. Slowly, their beneficial effects on mania were discovered. Like digitalis--an extract of foxglove found to be helpful for "dropsy", then created in pure form as digoxin--many modern psych medications are natural, just purified. ...Read more

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Please suggest natural cures for diabetes?

Please suggest natural cures for diabetes?

Help, not cure: If someone offers to cure diabetes by any means, you should phone your local district attorney. There are a huge number of suplements / vitamins / herbs / minerals offered for diabetes, sometimes packaged together; this tells me that none work spectacularly; a responsible holistic physician can help. I can promise you that none will be as effective as really hitting the exercise circuit hard. ...Read more

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How can I know natural cures for a headache?

How can I know natural cures for a headache?

No cure: There are no cures for headaches unless headache is secondary to some cause in which case headache will be cured once the cause is removed such as treating meningitis will cure the headache that started due to meningis. ...Read more

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Why do doctors almost never suggest natural cures?

Why do doctors almost never suggest natural cures?

Several Reasons: Doctors (md/do) are trained in more of an evidence based medicine. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of good scientific research supporting natural cures. For those treatments that do have some research backing, some doctors may not be experienced in using them or have experienced better results with other treatments. There needs to be more scientific research, experiences, and training. ...Read more

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Are there any natural cures for enlarged prostates?

Are there any natural cures for enlarged prostates?

Yes: Some people find benefit from herbal medications that typically contain saw palmetto. More often than not, it doesn't help as much as prescription drugs do though. ...Read more

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