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How do amebic dysentery and bacillary dysentery differ?

How do amebic dysentery and bacillary dysentery differ?

Different organisms: Amebic dysentry is caused by a parasite amoeba called antamoeba histolytica.And bacilary dysentry is caused by several bacteria like e coli.Schigella, or salmonella both cause diarrhea with or without mucus/blood. ...Read more

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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What is difference between amoebic dysentery and bacillary dysentery?

What is difference between amoebic dysentery and bacillary dysentery?

Parasite v. bacteria: Amebic dysentery is cause by entamoeba histolytica, a parasite. Bacillary dysentery is caused by shigella, a bacteria. The treatments are different. ...Read more

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

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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What antihistamine has the strongest antiemetic properties?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and Meclizine are some that can be used. Different for different patients. ...Read more

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What is the strongest pain killer available?

What is the strongest pain killer available?

Depends: Depends on source/cause of pain.Strongest narcotic regularly used is probably Fentanyl which does not come as a pill, but as a patch.Oxycodone & combinations of it like Percodan/Percocet come as a pill-but even these aren't as good as simple ibuprofen for some types of pain that are inflammatory.Also, some people just respond better to one med than another.Talk w/your dr. if you need pain relief. ...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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What is the strongest OTC pain killer?

What is the strongest OTC pain killer?

Depends: The answer to this question depends on why you are asking. Obviously the number of pills you take will define the dose, or strength. Be cautioned however that almost all medications have side effects, many of which, given a high enough dose or a long enough exposure period, can be health harmful. Also do not mask pain but rather find the source and treat appropiately. ...Read more

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What antihistamine has the strongest antiemetic properties besides phenergan (promethazine)?

What antihistamine has the strongest antiemetic properties besides phenergan (promethazine)?

Nausea treatment: Phenergan (promethazine) is a pretty good medication for symptomatic treatment of nausea. Meclizine seems to work better in motion sickness. If you are still symptomatic with those medications, you should be seen and evaluated by your physician to find out what causes it. Many serious health problems can cause nausea and vomitting. ...Read more

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What's the strongest anti-psychotic?

What's the strongest anti-psychotic?

No such thing: there is no "strongest". In each case, you need to see what the medication is for. Normally have some idea what medication will be best for psychosis, for anxiety, etc. but there are no good studies comparing one with another. What do you need a medication for? ...Read more

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How effective is ciprofloxacin (Cipro) for treating dysentery?

How effective is ciprofloxacin (Cipro) for treating dysentery?

Ciprofloxacin: It is sometimes used to treat Salmonella Gastroenteritis (off label), Shigellosis, Cholera (off label), infectious diarrhea &Traveler's Diarrhea (off label), ...Read more

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Is giardiasis the same thing as traveler's diarrhea?

No: Usually travelers diarrhea i.e. Montezumas revenge is caused by e.Coli a different strain of bacteria. We all have e.Coli in our GI tract. Giardia is a parasite found in freshwater streams that can cause diarrhea, but is much less common than e.Coli infection. Special stains or endoscopy can be used to show if giardia is present. ...Read more

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Which antidiarrheal is recommended for chronic diarrhea?

See a doctor: It is not safe to use over-the-counter antidiarrheals for chronic diarrhea without first seeing a doctor and being checked out. There are several serious conditions such as cronh's disease and celiac disease that need to be investigated if your doctor sees fit. The best thing to do in the meanwhile is to stay hydrated. Certain foods such as bread, bananas, rice etc can help. Avoid simple sugars. ...Read more

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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

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How effective is oral rehydration therapy for treating dysentery?

How effective is oral rehydration therapy for treating dysentery?

That depends on: severity of case. In some situations oral rehydration works fine. In more severe cases- IV hydration may be required. ...Read more

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What is the best prophylaxis for traveler's diarrhea?

Food,H2O precautions: Travelers diarrhea is due to bacteria in water, uncooked foods, salads & fruits in developing countries; avoiding these will reduce the risk. Prescription medications for short term travelers may minimize diarrhea in certain circumstances. Prescriptions for self treament are sometimes given. Always get pre-travel advise, medications and vaccines from your pcp or infectious disease md. ...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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What is the most effective and fast-acting OTC remedy for traveler's diarrhea?

What is the most effective and fast-acting OTC remedy for traveler's diarrhea?

Travelers diarrea: In typical mild cases hydration and electrolyte replacement is recommended but pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) has been used 4 times per day to reduce diarrea ...Read more

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What is the strongest ovules for yeast infections?

What is the strongest ovules for yeast infections?

The right one: Strongest is not the improtant factor. All antifungals work on organsms that are sensitive to the agent. Most agents are as potent as clinically necessary. If you are having recurrent infections and one agent is not working your organism may be resistant and you may need a different agent or one that has different metabolism. If recurrent ask your doctor to culture and check susceptibilities. ...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