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Doctor insights on: Shigellosis In Children

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Do a lot of people get shigellosis?

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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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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Are the symptoms of shigellosis bad?

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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

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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?

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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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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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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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more

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Is 40 to old to have children?

Is 40 to old to have children?

Maybe, maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40.There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, I don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read more

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What stops you from having children?

What stops you from having children?

STD's and PID: Sexually transmitted diseases can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. PID can lead to later infertility. ...Read more

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Can icjd be passed on to your children?

Can icjd be passed on to your children?

CJD: The familial form can be inherited in @10% of cases, through gene mutation. ...Read more

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How to stop woomting and pain in children?

How to stop woomting and pain in children?

Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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How would keep my guns away from children?

How would keep my guns away from children?

Safe/locks: A good gun safe can double as a home for some family valuables. There are a number of trigger locks and quick entry safes on the market that provide quick access but eliminate child entry. As mentioned, kids taught gun handling and safety as early as age 4 are less likely to play with any gun they find anywhere. ...Read more

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How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

Unnecessary: Unless you live in a part of the world where infestation is endemic, this is unnecessary. ...Read more

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What are ringworns how do childern get ringworns

What are ringworns how do childern get ringworns

Ringworm: Ringworm is actually not caused by a worm at all, but is caused by a fungus that lives on the skin called tinea. People can get a tinea infection from skin to skin contact with an infected person or pet or by sharing personal items such as towels, clothing, and combs.

Clotrimazole is the generic name for the over the counter cream that treats ringworm. Apply 2-3 times a day for a few weeks until the lesion disappears completely and then some. Keep it covered for the first day of treatment (or longer if you want to) to prevent spread. Your child will need to see his doctor for a stronger medication if the ringworm is on his scalp, continues to spread after treatment at home or if it doesn't get better after 4 weeks of treatment at home. ...Read more

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Why did all of my children have lucey-driscoll syndrome?

Why did all of my children have lucey-driscoll syndrome?

Inherited or steroid: The common cause is congenital, but it can also be caused by maternal steroids passed on through breast milk to the newborn. It is different from breast milk jaundice (breast-fed infants have higher bilirubin levels than formula-fed ones). If inherited it is a recessive gene. ...Read more

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What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read more

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Can children have tea?

Can children have tea?

Yes: Children may drink iced or hot tea - caffeine free and unsweetend varieties are preferred. ...Read more

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Can children use Vanos?

Can children use Vanos?

Age 12 & older: This topical corticosteroid is prescribed for adults & children age 12 & older with certain skin conditions. It can be used for up to 2 weeks in adults. I do not know if dermatologists lower the duration of use for teens. It should be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. ...Read more

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Can children use Luxiq?

Not recommended: Kindly don't try on children, medium potency steroid with multiple side-effects, need close monitoring by physician when treating an adult ...Read more

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Can children get rosacea?

Rosacea in children: Although the incidence of rosacea in adolescents and children is infrequent, such cases have been documented in the medical literature. Eyelid styes may be one form. Rosacea often runs in families, and rosacea sufferers would be wise to be on the lookout for early signs in children in order to seek diagnosis and treatment before the condition worsens. ...Read more

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Can children use Orapred?

Can children use Orapred?

Orapred: Orapred and similar oral steroids are frequently used in children and safe when appropriately dosed according to weight. Frequent use is not recommended. ...Read more

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How can children get UTIs?

How can children get UTIs?

UTI's in kids: Children do not get urinary tract infections for most of the same reasons that adults do. First and foremost, anatomical issues such as vesicoureteral reflux, posterior urethral valves and others issues must be investigated. Otherwise, UTI's in children are often due to poor hygiene/wiping, masturbation, infrequent diaper or pull up changes, or chronic urethral irritation. ...Read more

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Can children take adderal?

Can children take adderal?

Yes: Usually 6 years and older although there are a few 4-5 year old children on it. ...Read more

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Can children inherit AIDS?

Can children inherit AIDS?

? inherit?: AIDS is not a genetic trait or condition you inherit. It is an infectious disease that a mother can pass to her baby during or after pregnancy. With proper prenatal care, doctors can limit that possibility to less than 5% transfer, while untreated cases transfer around 30% or more of the time. ...Read more

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Can children take Apixaban?

Can children take Apixaban?

Apixaban: Use of apixaban in pediatric patients has not been approved, it is considered an off-label use. This doesn't mean it won't be approved in the future but indications for anticoagulation in pediatrics patients aren't common so testing for approval may not be done ...Read more

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Can children use Tinidazole?

Can children use Tinidazole?

Yes: According to the product information, tindazole can be prescribed for the treatment of parasitic infection to children 3 years of age and above. ...Read more

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Can children outgrow anxiety?

Can children outgrow anxiety?

They can, but: Children can certainly outgrow anxiety, but the likelihood would depend on at least 2 things: 1) the intensity, frequency and duration of the symptoms would be a factor. If all three of these are fairly high, prof. Help should be sought. 2) the child's support system. For example, chronic family problems could increase risk levels, and possibly lower the chances of the child outgrowing the anxiety. ...Read more

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Can diabetes affect children?

Can diabetes affect children?

Yes: Children get type 1 diabetes as well as type 2. We are seeing more type 2 diabetes due to obesity. It is fully reversible with weight loss, exercise and improved dietary habits. ...Read more

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Can children take Dependal-M?

Can children take Dependal-M?

NO: This drug is known to be carcinogenic and is banned in US since 1991. In most children diarrhea is viral in etiology and in cases of bacterial diarrhea many are self limited and the only concern is dehydration. This is an antibiotic and should be used cautiously, and not in children less that 5 y/o. ...Read more